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Project Information

Project Information


Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (Federal Highway Administration)


Project Scope:

This project will conduct a review of the highway research, development, and deployment efforts of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The review will include the whole process of research agenda setting, stakeholder involvement, conduct of research, peer review, and deployment. The study committee will provide strategic, research-policy level advice on topical priorities, processes, and strategies to accelerate the adoption of innovation. The committee will monitor and review FHWA's research and technology activities and advise FHWA on (a) research agenda setting and coordination of highway research with states, universities, and other partners, (b) strategies to accelerate the deployment and adoption of innovation, and (c) potential areas where research is needed. The committee will hold at least two meetings annually and report via letter report annually, as requested by FHWA. The committee will periodically produce full-length consensus reports.

This project, initiated in 1991, is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Letter reports and other reports will be issued over the course of the committee's activities.

Note: For previous letter reports of this committee, please see http://www.trb.org/Publications/PubsPolicyStudiesLetterReports.aspx

Status: Current

PIN: SASP-P-07-92-A

Project Duration (months): 36 month(s)

RSO: Menzies, Thomas

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Transportation Research Board

Topic(s):

Transportation and Infrastructure



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 11/06/2015

Timothy A. Henkel - (Chair)
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Timothy A. Henkel is the MnDOT Assistant Commissioner for the Modal Planning and Program Management Division at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). In his current position, he manages the Offices of Asset Management, Passenger Rail, Transportation System Management, Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations, Transit, Aeronautics, Transportation Data and Analysis, and Research. Mr. Henkel's 32+ year transportation career includes working with local government, the private sector and numerous MnDOT responsibilities including executive leadership of multimodal planning, program management, and project development & delivery.
Kimberly L. Avery
Kimberly L. Avery is Deputy Chief Engineer of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT’s), responsible for managing the Bureau of Field Services. In this position she is responsible for managing and overseeing strategic planning and operations of development functions; specifically, Construction Field Services, Operations Field Services, Office of Safety and Security Administration, and Office of Research. She began her career at MDOT in 1989 as a general engineer and has assumed positions of increasing responsibility, including area design and project development engineer, Region Associate Development Engineer, Transportaton Services Center Manager, Deputy Region Engineer, and Southwest Region Engineer. She is active in a number of transportation organizations, serving a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Highways and Streets, President of the Michigan Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and member of the Governors Traffic and Safety Council – Board Member. She has been a member of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Panel on Resilience in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration. She was recipient of the 2016 COMTO National Women Who Move the Nation Chairman’s Eagle Award, the 2015 COMTO Michigan Chapter Transportation Pioneer of the Year Award, and the 2010 MDOT Directors Award. She earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Valparaiso University.
Peter Capon
Peter Capon is Vice President of Materials and Product Development at Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. Since joining the company more than 27 years ago, he has served in a number of quality control and material sciences positions from field technician to Corporate Quality Control and Environmental Director for the company’s asphalt, concrete, and aggregate plant and construction operations. He was involved in the development of many technical specifications for pavement quality control is currently is a member of the Indiana Department of Transportation Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Design Committee. He is chair of the Application Steering Committee of the National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University and chair of the Committee on Asphalt Research and Technology for the National Asphalt Pavement Association. He has served on a number of National Cooperative Highway Research Program panels on pavement topics. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.
Paul Degges
Paul D. Degges is Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), responsible for the design and implementation of all of the department’s engineering projects and management of 11divisions and 4 regional offices. Since joining TDOT in 1988, he held positions in the disciplines of field construction, roadway design, information systems, hydraulic design and structures. He was previously Assistant Director of Construction, Director of Region 3 (Nashville), and Transportation Administrator, which supports the Chief Engineer. He serves as vice chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Highways. He is a member of several other AASHTO subcommittees including Asset Management and Performance Management. He serves on a committee for the National Center for Pavement Preservation and the Tennessee Technological Institute’s Dean of Engineering’s Strategic Direction Team and Advisory Board. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and is a licensed engineer.
William Heaslet
William “Curt” Heaslet is Vice President of Linehaul and Network Engineering for USF Holland, a regional, next-day service freight trucking company. In this capacity, he oversees all linehaul engineering for the carrier, responsible for designing and optimizing the company’s route and terminal network. Before joining USF Holland in 2017, he held a similar position at XPO logistics, formerly ConWay Freight, where he built a labor-management system for all dock and pickup and delivery operations. He held several positions of increasing responsibility in the the strategic planning and engineering departments of Fedex EXPRESS, Inc. Before joining Fedex, he was Director of Operations and Engineering at AE Clevite, Inc, an automotive aftermarket distribution firm, were he directed the company’s logistics, packaging, warehousing, and engineering service offices. Mr Heaslet served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1986 to 2007, both on active and reserve duty. He has served on panels for the TRB Freight Cooperative Research Program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Memphis and master’s degree in business from Webster University.
Chris T. Hendrickson
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Chris T. Hendrickson (NAE) is the Hamerschlag University Professor, Director of the Traffic 21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Hendrickson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. His expertise is in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, system performance, construction project management, finance, and computer applications. Hendrickson has received numerous awards, among them the Fenves Systems Research Award from the Institute of Complex Engineering Systems (2002), AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellowships (2000-2002), a Lucent/NSF Industrial Ecology Fellowship (1998), the ASCE Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award (1994), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award (1989), and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007), a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (2007), and a member of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee. Hendrickson has published numerous research articles related to computer-aided engineering, transportation systems, construction project management and environmental systems. Central themes of this work are a systems wide perspective and a balance of engineering and management considerations. He pioneered models of dynamic traffic equilibrium, including time-of-day departure demand models. He was an early contributor to the development of probabilistic network analysis for lifeline planning after seismic events. With others at Carnegie Mellon's Engineering Design Research Center, he developed a pioneering, experimental building design system in the early 1990s that spanned initial concept through construction scheduling and animation. Since 1994, he has concentrated on green design, exploring the environmental life cycle consequences of alternative product and process designs. Hendrickson received bachelor and master of science degrees from Stanford University, a master of philosophy degree in economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Leslie N. Jacobson
PB Americas, Inc.

Mr. Leslie “Les” Jacobson is a Vice President and Senior ITS Manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has over 37 years of experience in transportation engineering. He is involved with or manages tolling, managed lane, and ITS projects, particularly active traffic management, across the country. He is involved with transportation systems management and operations policy, planning, standards, development, deployment, software development, and operations activities. Les worked for the Washington State DOT for 22 years before joining Parsons Brinckerhoff in 1999. Les has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and a Master's Degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed professional engineer. He chairs the TRB Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations committee and is a member of the TRB Freeway Operations committee. He is also a member of ITE and is a member of the Execute Committee for the Transportation Systems Management and Operation Council.
Carol Kuester
Carol Kuester is Director of Electronic Payment Systems for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Toll Authority, San Francisco, California. She is responsible for managing several high-profile customer service programs, including FasTrak®, the regional and statewide interoperable toll payment system and Clipper®, the multi-operator transit fare payment card. She oversees more than two million user accounts and $94 million in transactions monthly. She has held a number of other positions at MTC including Principal Program Coordinator, Senior Program Coordinator, Associate Program Coordinator. Before joining MTC she was a senior associate at TransTec America Inc. in Hannover, Germany, and Chicago, a transportation planning consult at Hamburg Consult, and a Fellow at the Robert Bosch Foundation in Bonn and Berlin, Germany. She is a Board Member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of California. She earned a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.
Christopher M. Puchalsky
Deleware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Dr. Christopher M. Puchalsky is the Director, Transportation Planning for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). He currently leads four separate offices responsible for transportation planning across modes and scales – Office of Corridor Planning, Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning, Office of Travel Monitoring, and Office of Modeling and analysis. Dr. Puchalsky began his progression at the DVRPC in 2007 as a Senior Transportation Engineer; Manager, Modeling and Analysis; Associate Director, Technical Services; and then Associate Director, Systems Planning. Prior to DVPRC he was an independent consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Mexico City, Mexico, and a Design Research Engineer for the Ford Motor Company. He has presented papers at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual meeting and participated as a friend of committees. Dr. Puchalsky has been an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo since 2012 and was a transportation planning methods lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Puchalsky holds Bachelor and Master of Science in mechanical engineering degrees from Temple University, and earned his Doctor of Philosophy in transportation systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Rosalie Ruegg
Technology Impact Assessment Consulting, Inc.

Ms. Rosalie Ruegg has more than 30 years of experience in economic impact assessment of advanced technologies. Prior to founding Technology Impact Assessment (TIA) Consulting, Inc., Ms. Ruegg was Director of the Advanced Technology Program's (APT) Economic Assessment Office of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity, she developed and implemented a comprehensive evaluation program, and led and served on boards responsible for selecting R&D projects for more than $1 billion of federal awards. She also formed and convened panels of industry executives, business specialists, and senior economists who provided advice to the government on the business and economic merit of industry proposals. Before joining ATP, Ms. Ruegg was a senior economist in NIST's Center for Applied Mathematics, where she led an award-winning, multi-sector economic impact study for Congress. Earlier, she was a financial economist for the Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors. She has more than 60 publications, among them a case-study guide for science managers and an economics textbook. As a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, she received DOC's Gold Medal for excellence. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, she received degrees in economics from the Universities of North Carolina and Maryland, an M.B.A from The American University, and has extensive executive training from the Federal Executive Institute and Harvard University. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Wellington Award, for outstanding contributions in the field of engineering economics. Ms. Ruegg was also the Principal Author for the Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs for the Department of Energy.
Theodore Zoli
HNTB Corporation

Mr. Theodore “Ted” Zoli is a structural engineer who is leading the design of elegant and enduring bridges around the world and making major technological advances to protect transportation infrastructure in the event of natural and man-made disasters. An expert in long-span, cable-supported bridges, he has played a key role in the creation of a number of bold contemporary structures, from the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston to the Lake Champlain bridge between NY and VT. Zoli’s work on the monumentally scaled Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge demonstrates his ability to respond to the contexts and challenges specific to each project. By dramatically reducing the weight and cost of the original design — involving a highly complex, horizontally curved surface — and devising solutions to address both wind- and pedestrian-induced vibrations, he ensured the success of the bridge’s striking “S” shape. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Zoli has focused, as well, on developing protective strategies to retrofit iconic bridges across the United States to maintain their structural integrity against the possibility of damage from explosion. In an era of aging infrastructure and catastrophic structural collapses, Zoli is safeguarding vulnerable links in the nation’s highway system and developing design principles for the construction of robust, new landmarks in the United States and across the globe. In September 2009, Zoli was made a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This prestigious award was granted for major technological advances to protect transportation infrastructure and for his innovative designs. In 2012, Zoli was selected as ENR’s Award of Excellence winner, considered the construction industry’s most prestigious honor. Theodore Zoli received a B.S. (1988) from Princeton University and an M.S. (1989) from the California Institute of Technology. Since 1990, he has been affiliated with the HNTB Corporation, where he currently serves as a senior vice president and national chief bridge engineer. He has served as a visiting lecturer in Princeton University’s Department of Civil Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

The committee membership information is updated to remove committee members Lawrence Orcutt, Daniel Murray, Frances Banerjee. Added new members and their biographical information as of 09/01/2012: Karen Dixon, Patricia Gillette, Harold Paul, Stephanie Wiggins

The committee membership information is updated to add the biographical statements of new members: Kevin Keith, Michael Morris, J. David Roessner, and Robert Sack.
Removed the following former committee members as of 07/07/11:
E. Dean Carlson,
R. Scott Rawlins,
Joseph Sussman
Kevin Keith

Added New Chair: Michael Meyer

9/30/11 - Arthur M. Dinitz and Larry E. Tibbits were removed.

9/30/11 - New committee members were appointed and added:
Kevin Chesnik
Timothy A. Henkel
Ronaldo T. "Nick" Nicholson
James M. (Jay) Winford

11/06/2015 - New committee members were appointed and added:
Dr. Chris T. Hendrickson
Mr. Leslie Jacobson
Mr. Gregory Johnson
Dr. Christopher Puchalsiy
Ms. Rosalie Ruegg
Mr. Theodore Zoli

11/06/2015 - Members removed were:
Michael Morris
J. David Roessner
Robert Sack
Wayne Kittleson
Ronaldo Nicholson
Kumares Sinha

Events



Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Joint Meeting

Transit Research Analysis Committee/ Research and Technology Coordinating Committee

December 12-13, 2018

National Academies Building, Lecture Room

2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am        Breakfast in meeting room

 

8:30               Welcome and Committee Member Introductions

Anna Barry, TRAC chair

Timothy Henkel, RTCC chair

 

8:45               Remarks

Neil Pedersen, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board

Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Innovation, and Demonstration, Federal Transit Administration

Hari Kalla, Associate Administrator for R&D, Federal Highway Administration

 

9:15               Overview of Agency R&D Programs

 

9:15 Federal Transit Administration

 

9:45 Federal Highway Administration

 

10:15              Break

 

10:30              Discussion Questions

      • How can highway and transit agencies better accommodate each other’s needs?
        • What insights can bus operators provide highway agencies about traffic ops?
        • What are the opportunities for making more effective use of HOV/dedicated bus lanes?
        • How is shared mobility services affecting the supply and operations of transit and highways? How is this likely to change?
        • Funding strategies: What is the common interest in exploring new sources of federal funding for highways and transit beyond fuel taxes? E.g., highway pricing models that aid with congestion relief and the complementary role of transit services.
        • How can transit and highway providers deliver innovation together?

Noon            Lunch in meeting room

 

1:00 pm        Research Management, Priority Setting, and Innovation

 

FHWA will explain how it prioritizes and evaluates research and how it promotes technology transfer/implementation.

 

FTA will explain its new nested evaluation framework as well as efforts to expand tech transfer and implementation.

 

Topics to include Every Day Counts, Accelerated Innovation Deployment, and State Transportation Innovation Councils programs.

 

2:00               Joint Discussion

 

      • What do the committees view as the essential elements of innovative deployment and technology transfer?
      • How effective are evaluations as mechanisms for identifying promising research topics and practices and for assessing and communicating research impact?
      • How can we leverage data to identify trends, issues, and needs?

 

5:00               Adjourn/Reception

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am        Breakfast in meeting room      

 

8:30               Debriefing with FTA and FHWA Leadership

 

9:30               Committees separate for discussions with each modal administration.

RTCC will meeting in the Lecture Room and TRAC will meet in the Board Room.

 

10:30            Open session adjourns


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Michael Covington
Contact Email:  Mcovington@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2265

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

TBD

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Michael Covington
Contact Email:  MCovington@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2265

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tim Henkel(Chair)
Chris Hendrickson
Carol Kuester
Chris Puchalsky
Karen Dixon
Kimberly Avery
Leslie Jacobson
Paul Degges
Peter Capon
Theodore Zoli
Rosalie Ruegg

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-FHWA R&T Budgeting Process- Criag Thor
-FHWA's Rural Research & Priorities- Hari Kalla
-FHWA and Cooperative Automated Driving- Carl Anderson
-FHWA R&T Evaluation- John Moulden
-Implementing Lessons Learned from the R&T Evaluation Program- Shana Baker
-FHWA Freight Transportation Research- Crystal Jones
-The FHWA EAR Program as a Path for Innovation- David Kuehn
-Potential Subjects for Letter Report- Hari Kalla
-Research and Technology Coordinating Committee- Thomas Harman
-Emerging Issues for Next Authorization- Hari Kalla, Shana Baker, and Jack Jernigan

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 11, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Micheal Covington
Contact Email:  mcovington@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2265

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Henkel
Avery
Capon
Degges
Henrickson
Dixon
Jacobson
Keuster
Zoli
Puchalsky
Ruegg

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Bias and conflict of interest

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-DOT Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022, Cain, OST
-FHWA Research & Technology Structure and Funding, Monique Evans
-FY 2018 Budget Re-Baseling, Carl Anderson
-Study Called for in the Fixing of America's Surface Transportation (FAST) ACT. Future Interstates Study, Monica Starnes
-Implementing at FHWA, Thomas Harman and Maru Huie
-NCHRP Implementation, Chris Hedges and Lori Sundstrom
-New Administration's Priorities for FHWA, Chris Hendrickson
-R&T Performance Evaluation Update, John Moulden
-Exploratory Advanced Research Update, David Kuehn
-FHWA International Platforms Update, Monique Evans, Carl Anderson, David Kuehn

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 15, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2373

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Henkel
Dixon
Gillette
Hendrickson
Jacobson
Johnson
Paul
Puchalsky
Ruegg
Winford
and Zoli

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

committee report and membership

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-Technology Readiness Levels, David Kuehn
-State DOT Workforce Readiness for Innovation, Virginia Tsu and Valerie Briggs
-Contractors as Customers of FHWA Research, Debra Elston
-Case Study Evaluations: Next Steps, John Moulden and Jack Jernigan
-Communication/Outreach, Debra Elston
-Budget Re-baseling, Jonathan Porter
-International Collaborations, Debra Elston
-USDOT Modal Research Plans- Freight, Caitlin Rayman
-TRB TS&W Research Road Map for FHWA, Thomas Menzies
-Moving Innovation Initiative, Mary Huie and Jack Jernigan
-New Research Initiative for Re-authorization, Debra Elston

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 27, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Katherine Ingebretsen
Contact Email:  kingebretsen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2265

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Johnson
Tim Henkel
Harold Paul
Karen Dixon
Les Jacobson
Chris Hendrickson
Christopher Puchalsky
Theodore Zoli
Patti Gillette
Rosalie Ruegg

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee members reviewed potential sources of bias and conflict of interest, and discussed recommendations in the form of a letter report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-FHWA Organization and Implementation, Ritter
-Evaluation of EDC, Ritter
-Property Products, Yakowenko
-FHWA R&T Evaluation, Epstein, Jernigan and Moulden
-Annual Modal Research Paln/USDOT 5 Year Plan, Jernigan, Thor and Porter
-Future R&T Challenges/FHWA Strategic Implementation Plan FY 2018/Research Challenges, Kuehn and Porter

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 22, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2373

Agenda
Thursday, May 19, 2016

OPEN SESSION
8:30 Welcome and Overview
8:45 The FAST Act and the FHWA R&T Program
9:30 Agenda Setting and the Future of FHWA R&T
10:15 BREAK
11:00 Exploratory Advanced Research
NOON WORKING LUNCH
1:00 Deployment
3:00 BREAK
3:20 Communication
3:40 Impact Assessment
4:30 Futures Work
5:30 ADJOURN

Friday, May 20, 2016
8:30 Welcome and FHWA Update
9:00 Previous Day Discussions and Next Steps
10:30 BREAK
10:50 RTCC Meeting Format
11:00 RTCC Chair Transition
11:3 Future RTCC Meeting Topics/Locations
NOON WORKING LUNCH

1:00 CLOSED SESSION
3:00 ADJOURN
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

No Closed Session.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The entire meeting was conducted in Open Session.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-The Fast Act and the FHWA R&T Program, Olivera
-Agenda Setting and the Future of FHWA R&T, Jernigan
-Exploratory Advance Research, Kuehn
-Impact Assessment, Moulden

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 25, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Amelia Mathis
Contact Email:  amathis@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3255

Agenda
RTCC Agenda Topics, December 1-2, 2015


December 1, 2015

8:30 CLOSED SESSION

8:45 BREAK

9:30 Welcome and Introductions

9:40 BACKGROUND: FHWA RD&T Program Overview and Reauthorization Discussion

11:00 PROGRESS REPORTS: State DOT Research, Deployment, and Results

12:00 Working Lunch

1:00 PROGRESS REPORTS: SHRP 2, International Efforts, Dissemination Efforts

2:45 BREAK

3:00 PROGRESS REPORTS: FHWA R&T Agenda, Performance Measures and Management

4:30 FHWA R&D on Resilience: Project Overviews

5:00 Adjourn for day



December 2, 2015

8:30 USDOT RD&T on Transformational Technologies

9:30 RD&T Coordination across USDOT

10:30 BREAK

10:50 Recap committee meeting discussion and plan next meeting

12:00 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Michael D. Meyer
Kevin Chesnik
Karen K. Dixon
Patricia Gillette
Chris Hendrickson
Timothy A. Henkel
Leslie Jacobson
Gregory Johnson
Harold Paul
Christopher M. Puchalsky
Rosalie Ruegg
James M. Winford Jr
Theodore Zoli


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee members discussed potential sources of bias and conflict of interest.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  TDevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3363

Agenda
RTCC Agenda Topics, April 8-9, 2015


April 8, 2015

8:30 Welcome and introduction

8:35 Opening Remarks

8:45 FHWA update

9:15 Potential Future RD&T Areas.

11:00 General Discussion

1:00 FHWA RD&T Project Evaluation.

3:30 Communicating the Value of Research.

5:00 Adjourn for day



April 9, 2015

8:30 Status and future direction of FHWA international research collaborations.

9:00: Status of SHRP 2 implementation

10:20 FHWA GOE budget impact on RD&T

10:40 Recap committee meeting discussion.

CLOSED SESSION

2:30 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Timothy A. Henkel
Kevin Chesnik
Karen K. Dixon
Patricia Gillette
Wayne K. Kittelson
Michael D. Meyer
Harold “Skip” Paul
David Roessner
Robert L. Sack
Kumares C. Sinha
James Winford

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-Potential Future RD&T Areas, Schmidt
-TRB Urban Mobility Services Study, Kortum and Godwin
-State DOT "Top 3" needs and challenges generated from Division Administrator discussion with state DOTs, Jernigan
-Advanced trasnportation concept. Discussion of USDOT workshop on navel concepts for transportation systems and possible FHWA follow up, Trentacoste and Elston
-General discussion about future RD&T topics, Meyer
-FHWA RD&T Project Evaluation, Moulden
-Communicating the Value of Research, Elston, Jernigan, and Wolfe
-Status and Future direction of FHWA, Elston, and Wright
-Status of SHRP 2 Implementation, Trentacoste
-FHWA GOE budget impact on RD&T, Olivera
-Recap committee meeting discussion, Meyer

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  TDevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3363

Agenda
Draft Agenda, RTCC Meeting October 6-7, 2014
Keck Center Room 105, Washington, DC
October 6, 2014

OPEN SESSION
9:00 Legislative update/Role of FHWA RD&T
Michael Trentacoste

10:00 Break

10:20 Communicating Value of FHWA RD&T
FHWA staff

NOON Working Lunch served in Meeting Room

1:00 Exemplar FHWA-funded research
FHWA staff

2:30 Break

2:45 Performance Measures
FHWA staff

4:00 Possible Future Topics for RTCC Advice to FHWA
FHWA staff

October 7, 2014
OPEN SESSION

7:30 Working breakfast available in meeting room

8:30 Update on Turner Fairbank Strategic Plan: Intermodal Transportation
FHWA staff

9:30 FHWA’s Essential Roles in RD&T
Michael Trentacoste

10:00 Break

10:20 Continue discussion

11:00 Adjournment of Open Session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Mike Meyer
Kevin Chesnik
Karen Dixon
Tim Henkel
Wayne Kittelson
Mike Morris
Skip Paul
David Roessner
Robert Sack
Kumares Sinha
Stephanie Wiggins
James Winford

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Materials provided by FHWA in open sessions
Content of committee's report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-Communicating Value of FHWA RD&T, Debra Elston
-Exemplar FHWA Funded Research, David Kuehn, Lucia Olivera
-Performance Measures, John Moulden
-Possible Future Topics for RTCC Advance to FHWA, Jack Jernigan
-Update on Tuner Fairbank Strategic Plan, Jonathan Porter
-FHWA's Essential Roles in RD&T, Michael Trentacoste

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 22, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  TDevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3363

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Meeting
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
January 28-29, 2014
Draft Agenda

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

9:30 AM Introductory remarks (Michael Trentacoste, FHWA)
9:45 AM Context discussion: SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21 discretion and flexibility levels,
along with the scope of FHWA’s R&T program and its major subdivisions (FHWA staff)
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Discussion of FHWA’s strategic initiatives, which began under SAFETEA-LU and
now inform the decision-making process for flexible funds (FHWA staff)
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Continued discussion of FHWA strategic initiatives, including the separation of
money into research and deployment (FHWA staff)
2:30 PM Discussion of methods to receive input for Every Day Counts initiatives and other
discretionary funding opportunities (with Hari Kalla, FHWA)
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Discussion of competitive UTC grant process (FHWA staff)
4:30 PM Committee discussion with FHWA
5:30 PM ADJOURNMENT

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

8:30 AM Status report on benchmarking progress and feedback on RTCC’s last report
(FHWA staff)
9:30AM Further Discussion with FHWA staff regarding letter report
10:15AM ADJOURNMENT
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tim Devlin
Contact Email:  tdevlin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3363

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Meeting
Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean VA and Keck Building, Washington D.C.
April 15-16, 2013


Agenda


Monday, April 15, 2013 – Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
8:00 Assemble at Keck Building for bus to TFHRC
9:00 Welcome and Self Introductions
9:30 Overview briefing - Michael Trentacoste, FHWA
10:00 Tour of Four Labs
Noon break for lunch at TFHRC
1:00 Framework for MAP-21 RD&T Program - Debra Elston, FHWA
2:30 Break
2:50 FHWA Agenda and National Coordination - Jack Jernigan, FHWA
4:30 Discussion
5:00 Break
6:00 Dinner at J.Gilbert’s, McLean, VA
8:00 Return to Keck Center

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – Keck Center
8:30 CLOSED SESSION
Bias and Conflict of Interest
9:00 OPEN SESSION
Evaluation Framework for FHWA RD&T - Elston/Jernigan
10:00 Break
10:20 Update on International Collaboration & Innovation Delivery - Elston
10:35 Ongoing RTCC Advice about Trentacoste Potential Research Areas and RD&T Evaluation
10:50 Discussion - Michael Meyer, Chair
11:30 Closed Session
NOON Lunch and Committee Deliberations
2:00 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

M. Meyer
K. Chesnik
K. Dixon
P. Gillette
T. Henkel
W. Kittelson
M. Morris
R. Nicholson
H. Paul
D. Roessner
R. Sack
K. Sinha
S. Wiggins (by phone)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

conflict and bias discussion
outline for the letter report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-Evaluating Framework for FHWA RD&T, Debra Elston
-Safety Program and Evaluation Pilot, Monique Evans
-Update on International Collaboration & Innovation Delivery, Elston
-Ongoing RTCC Advice about Potential Research Areas and RD&T Evaluation, Trentacoste

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 17, 2013
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Amelia Mathis
Contact Email:  amathis@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3255

Agenda
December 15, 2011 - Room 201

OPEN SESSION
9:30 FHWA Updates
10:00 Overview of FHWA RD&T priority setting, program management, and performance measurement
10:30 Break
10:50 Continue discussion
11:30 Program Management: FHWA Office of Infrastructure priority setting and performance management
NOON Discussion (including opportunities for FHWA to partner with universities, states, NCHRP)
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Exploratory Advanced Research
2:15 Discussion
3:15 Break
3:35 Priority Setting – FHWA presentation
4:00 Models for setting priorities for highway research
4:30 Discussion: RTCC role and next steps
5:00 Wrap up of day’s discussion and adjourn


December 16, 2011 - Room 201

8:30 Performance Measurement
• Background on performance measures for applied research programs (TRB staff)
• FHWA’s ideas about appropriate measures. Discussion of pros and cons.
10:00 Break
10:20 Program Management: FHWA Strategies for Deployment of Research
11:20 Recap of discussion about next steps for RTCC
Noon Lunch

CLOSED SESSION
1:00-2:00 Closed session for committee deliberations
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Michael Meyer
Frances Banerjee
Kevin Chesnik (via teleconference)
Timothy Henkel
Wayne Kittelson
Daniel Murray
Ronaldo Nicholson
Lawrence Orcutt (via teleconference)
David Roessner
Robert Sack
James Winford

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee deliberated on its report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-Overview of FHWA RD&T Organization, Program Management, and Program Structure, Debra Elston
-Transition to a New Authorization , Michael Trenacoste
-Models for setting priorities for highway research, TRB Staff
-Exploratory Advanced Research, David Kuehn

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 22, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2373

Agenda
Tentative RTCC June 2011 Agenda

June 8, 2011

OPEN SESSION
9:00 FHWA Updates Michael Trentacoste
9:15 Overview Presentations
Key documents and requirements -- FHWA
what they are and how they relate to
FHWA’s RD&T mission.
Where FHWA is in its RD&T process FHWA

10:00 Break

10:20 USDOT R&D Strategic Plan FHWA

10:45 Reauthorization Research Proposals FHWA
FHWA RD&T, UTC, ITS, SP&R

11:45 Lunch Break

12:45 R&T EVALUATION Rosalie Ruegg
• Research evaluation in federal government
• Performance management evaluation for mission agency RD&T
• Guided discussion on research evaluation framework using Logic Model

2:45 Break

3:00 Diffusion model and evaluation of research results John Reed
Presentation/Discussion

4:00 Case Examples of Applied R&D Program Evaluation Cheryl Oros
And Lessons Learned: Presentation and Discussion

5:00 Adjourn



Thursday, June 9, 2011

7:30 Breakfast at NAS Study Center

8:30 Recap of Previous Day Discussion – Next Steps for FHWA? Mike Meyer

9:30 Proprietary Products -- Update on initiatives FHWA

9:45 Market Ready – how to decide what research initiatives to move into field tests in preparation for possible application in EDC and other deployment efforts?
• What are we doing with SHRP 2 in this regard? Neil Hawks
• Lessons from Industry Fred Quan (formerly with Corning)
• Lessons from FHWA programs Byron Lord

11:30 R&T Agenda setting and program plans – update on status and discussion of role for RTCC in future

11:45 Example of innovations coming together in major ITS deployments – plan for future case study for RTCC review and discussion

LUNCH

1:00 Closed Session

2:00 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Michael Meyer
Frances Banerjee
Kumares Sinha
Daniel Murray
Larry Tibbits
Arthur Dinitz
Michael Morris
Robert Sack

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee members discussed potential sources of bias and conflict of interest.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-R&T Evaluation, Rosalie Ruegg
-Diffusion model and evaluation of research results Presentation/Discussion, John Reed
-Case Example of Applied R&D Program Evaluation and Lessons Learned: Presentation and Discussion, Cheryl Oros

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 17, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Claudia Sauls
Contact Email:  csauls@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2373

Agenda
Revised Agenda
RTCC meeting
February 24-25, 2011


February 24
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 CLOSED SESSION

OPEN SESSION
9:00 a.m. Welcome, self introductions
Recap of October 4, 2010 Letter Report Meyer
9:15 FHWA’s Revised National R&T Agenda Plan Trentacoste -Moulden
9:30 Discussion – wrap up of dialogue with RTCC on Nationally Coordinated Program
10:00 Break


DEPLOYMENT OF RESEARCH
10:20 Overview of FHWA’s Questions for Committee FHWA
10:30 Background: SHRP 2 Implementation Report and Brach/Hawks
Status of SHRP 2 Deployment Efforts (including
nature of SHRP 2 products and audiences)
11:00 Discussion
11:15 Background: FHWA Implementation Plans FHWA - Sheriff
(including SHRP 2 once transitioned to FHWA, - Conway
ITS, and other areas)
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Background: Every Day Counts Initiative: FHWA - Trentacoste
Lessons Learned -Moulden
1:50 Discussion
2:10 Background: Overview of Technology Transfer Roessner
2:40 Discussion
3:00 BREAK
3:20 Previous research deployment Godwin
issues raised by RTCC & Discussion

3:40 General Discussion
5:00 Adjourn


February 25
7:30 Breakfast
8:15 Briefing on Status of FHWA Advanced Research FHWA - Kuehn
8:40 Discussion
9:00 Discussion
10:00 Break
10:20 Recap of Discussion Meyer
11:00 Other FHWA Issues
• Accelerating the conduct of research: review timing for contracting, conduct on research and publication
11:30 Discussion of RTCC and its role in advising FHWA Meyer
Noon Lunch/adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Michael Meyer
Chair
Frances T. Banerjee

Arthur M. Dinitz

Wayne K. Kittelson

Daniel Murray

J. David Roessner

Kumares C. Sinha

Larry E. Tibbits

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee held their annual Bias and Conflict Discussion

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

-SHRP Implementation report and Status of SHRP 2 Deployment Efforts, Brach/Hawks
-FHWA Implementation Plans, Sheriff/Conway
-Every Day Counts Initiative, Trentacoste/Moulden
-Overview of Technology Transfer, Roessner
-Briefing on Status of FHWA Advanced Research, Kuehn

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 07, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Godwin
Contact Email:  sgodwin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3261

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee:
Tentative Agenda
June 9-10, 2010
Woods Hole, MA

June 9, 2010
7:30 Breakfast at study center

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 Review bias and conflict

OPEN SESSION
9:00 Self introductions/Review of Agenda

9:10 Proprietary products – outcomes from March meeting Godwin

9:30 FHWA Update on Innovation Delivery Trentacoste
• Proprietary Products
• Every Day Counts Initiative

10:00 Break

NATIONALLY COORDINATED PROGRAM OF HIGHWAY RESEARCH

10:20 Importance of having a highway research program Trentacoste/
with clear direction in terms of national priorities Skinner
and improved coordination

10:40 Overview and Status: USDOT R&D Strategic Plan Trentacoste

11:10 TRB Policy Study on International Models for Multimodal Godwin
Research Strategic Planning and Implementation

11:20 Potential Roles for FHWA in a Nationally Trentacoste/
Coordinated Program of Highway Research Moulden
• Definitions of terms – nationally coordinated program, frameworks, agenda, national R&T strategies, collaboration, coordination
• Desirability of a blend of “Top down” and “Bottoms up” processes for a nationally coordinated program.

Noon Lunch at study center

1:00 Continued discussion
• Outline of vision, objectives, strategy/approach, R&T strategies, performance metrics, methods of collaboration
• Options for stakeholder involvement in the development of national priorities (the “top down” portion of the process)

2:30 Break

2:50 Continued discussion
• Options to improve coordination in the “bottoms up” portion of the process.
• Methods to evaluate performance of national R&T strategies.

4:00 Closed Session for Committee Deliberations

5:00 Adjourn

5:30 Reception

6:00 Dinner at Study Center

June 9, 2010
7:30 Breakfast at study center

8:30 FHWA Update: Exploratory Advanced Research Program

9:30 Recap of Nationally Coordinated Research Program Discussion

11:00 Closed Session for Committee Deliberations

Open Session
Noon Lunch at study Center

1:00 Closed Session for Committee Deliberations

2:00 Adjourn




Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
Frances T. Banerjee
Arthur M. Dinitz
Kevin Keith
Wayne K. Kittelson
Michael Meyer
Michael Morris
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
R. Scott Rawlins
Robert Sack
Kumares C. Sinha
Larry E. Tibbits

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee deliberated on the contents of a letter report to the sponsor.



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 25, 2010
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2373

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordination Committee
March 2-3, 2010,
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA



March 2, 2010
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Review of Agenda

Nationally Coordinated Program of Highway Research
8:35 a.m. Introduction and background to discussion Chairman/staff
• RTCC recommendation in SR 295
• Motivation for recommendation – growing complexity and appearance of fragmentation of program with expansion of UTC program
• Overview of current scale of highway research – FHWA, SP&R, UTC
• Recap of discussion at November 2009 RTCC meeting about coordination: a process for collaboration vs. a specific research agenda
• Goals for and structure of day’s discussion

8:55 Current state DOT research coordination and priority setting activities
Panel of state research directors (Larry Orcutt, Sandra Larson, Dave Huft, Skip Paul, and Dale Peabody), each speaking for 5 minutes about their own state and states within their regions

9:45 Questions and discussion

10:15 Break

10:35 FHWA thoughts on national research coordination FHWA staff
• Goals and objectives
• Possible approaches

10:55 Questions and discussion

11:30 Comments from UTC and RITA perspective --
Panel including Joe Sussman, Kumares Sinha, Curt Tompkins, Rob Bertini, and Larry Sutter, each speaking for 5 minutes in response to state DOT and FHWA remarks and commenting on transportation vs. highway research and workforce development goals of UTC program, as well as constraints on coordination from university perspective.

12:00 Questions and discussion

12:30 Lunch

1:30 p.m. Recap of issues raised in morning session Chairman/staff
• Identification of opportunities, barriers, and issues

1:45 General Discussion:
• What are purposes and measures of success for a nationally coordinated program?
o Goals and objectives
o Outputs and outcomes
o Relationship to USDOT R&D strategic plan
• What would a program look like?
o Agreed upon agenda within topic areas?
o A set of processes to ensure collaboration/avoid duplication?
o What specific role for FHWA?

3:00 Break

3:20 Continue discussion
• What new processes are needed to achieve goals and objectives that incorporate federal, state, and UTC programs?
o Regular regional or national meetings, either face-to-face or virtual?
o Posting and updating of research road maps by all parties?
o More extensive use of TRIS, RIP, and RNS databases?
o Other?

4:00 Synthesis of discussion -- A proposed nationally coordinated program of highway research
• Goals and objectives
• Essential elements
• FHWA role
• Barriers to achieving goals/Outstanding issues to be resolved
• Next steps

5:00 Adjourn

6:00 Reception and dinner at Beckman Center


March 3, 2009
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Review of agenda Chairman

Proprietary Products
8:35 Recap of Nov 2009 discussion Staff

8:45 Updates to commissioned paper Barbara Harder

9:15 Discussion All

10:00 Break

10:20 Plans for June 2010 Meeting

10:45 Closed session for RTCC to develop recommendations for letter report on proprietary products

12:00 Adjourn (Lunch available at study center)






Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
Frances T. Banerjee
Arthur M. Dinitz
Kevin Keith
Wayne K. Kittelson
Michael R. Morris
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
J. David Roessner
Robert L. Sack
Kumares C. Sinha
Larry E. Tibbits


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee members developed recommendations for letter report on proprietary products.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 16, 2010
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, FHWA
McLean, Virginia (11/19/2009)
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2373

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee
Meeting Agenda
November 19-20, 2009


November 19, 2009, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)

OPEN SESSION
7:30 a.m. Breakfast available in National Academies cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Assemble at Keck Center for bus to TFHRC
8:45 Arrive at TFHRC
9:00 Overview of FHWA R&D program, M. Trentacoste
10:30 Break
10:45 Tour lab 1
11:15 Tour lab 2
11:45 Lunch
12:45 p.m. Tour lab 3
1:15 Tour lab 4
1:45 Tour lab 5
2:15 Break
2:30 Update on FHWA Advanced, Kuehn
Exploratory Research Program
4:00 Conclude meeting
6:00 Committee Working Dinner
8:00 Adjourn


November 20, 2009, Keck Center

8:00 Breakfast available in Meeting room/Review of Agenda
8:30 CLOSED SESSION – Committee Composition and Balance

OPEN SESSION
9:15 RTCC Charge, D. Carlson
9:30 FHWA Update, M. Trentacoste
9:45 Proprietary products, B.T. Harder
10:15 Break
10:30 Continue proprietary products
11:00 FHWA Innovation Initiative, FHWA
12:00 Introduction to Nationally, D. Elston
Coordinated Highway R&T Agenda Setting

12:30 Working Lunch – Plans for March 2010 Meeting
1:30 Adjourn




Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
Kevin Keith
Wayne K. Kittelson
Michael R. Morris
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
R. Scott Rawlins
J. David Roessner
Robert L. Sack
Kumares C. Sinha
Joseph M. Sussman
Larry E. Tibbits

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee Composition and Balance

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 30, 2009
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-2373

Agenda
June 9, 2009

Open Session

7:30 Working Breakfast at Study Center

8:30 Welcome and Introductions
Dean Carlson, Chairman

Review of Agenda

8:40 FHWA Update
Mike Trentacoste, FHWA
New appointments, authorization

9:00 FHWA Innovation Delivery:
Amy Lucero, FHWA

Vision and plans
9:20 Discussion

10:00 Break

10:20 Highways for Life Programs
Byron Lord, FHWA

11:00 Discussion

11:20 NASA efforts to market Technologies
John Emond, NASA

11:40 Discussion

12:15 Working Lunch at Study Center

1:00 Marketing non proprietary products: issues, barriers, and strategy

Road Safety Audits Implementation
Byron Lord

1:20 Discussion

1:40 Safety Analyst Implementation
Mike Trentacoste

2:00 Discussion

2:20 Marketing proprietary products: issues, barriers, and strategy
Art Dinitz

2:40 Discussion

3:00 Break

3:20 Discussion (cont)

4:00 Wrap up Discussion: Identification of Barriers to
Implementation and
Effective Strategies to Address them

5:00 Closed Session – Committee and Staff Only

5:30 Adjourn

Open Session

6:00 Reception and Shore Dinner



June 10

7:30 a.m. Working Breakfast at Study Center

8:30 Recap of Previous Day Discussion
Dean Carlson

9:00 FHWA update on Advanced Research
Mike Trentacoste

10:00 Break

10:20 Discussion of possible fall 2009 meeting at TFHRC and winter 2010 meeting at Beckman Center.

Discussion of topics to be covered

11:30 Closed Session – Committee and Staff only

Noon: Working Lunch at Study Center

1:00 Continued closed session

2:00 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
Frances T. Banerjee
Arthur M. Dinitz
Wayne K. Kittelson
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
R. Scott Rawlins
Leonard Sanderson
Kumares C. Sinha
Leslie Sterman
Joseph M. Sussman
Larry E. Tibbits



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed committee composition and balance.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 29, 2009
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Nikisha Turman
Contact Email:  nturman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-2373

Agenda
8:00 CLOSED SESSION
OPEN SESSION
9:15 Introductions (RTCC members, FHWA staff, guests, TRB staff)

9:20 FHWA Update Mike Trentacoste

9:40 Introduction-- Dean Carlson

9:45 Nationally-Coordinated Highway Research
General Background:
Committee recommendation in SR 295
Criteria for success-- TRB

10:15 Break
10:20 Possible models-- TRB
FHWA perspective-- FHWA
Stakeholder perspective *Susan Martinovitch
*Sandra Larson Brian Dolan *Randy Machemehl
*by teleconference
11:20 General Discussion: Key questions:
How set priorities within areas? How set priorities across areas? How to meld “bottoms-up” input from stakeholders with “top-down” strategic direction from policy-makers, Congress, state legislatures? What are efficient means of gathering input/engaging stakeholders? How to best engage different stakeholder groups?


12:00 Lunch

1:00 Continue discussion

2:45 Session wrap up: identify key issues that RTCC will continue to work on

3:00 Break

3:20 Effective Delivery of Innovation
Background
Previous RTCC Recommendations-- TRB staff
on Tech Transfer & issues for consideration
SHRP 2 Implementation Report-- Ann Brach
4:00 FHWA remarks FHWA
4:20 Discussion

CLOSED SESSION
5:00
6:00 Working dinner

March 10, 2009
8:00 Working breakfast

8:30 Continue discussion of Effective Delivery of Innovation
(identify key issues that have to be addressed: role of resource centers/field offices, stakeholder buy-in to implementation plan, proprietary products, training, incentives to reduce risks, …)

10:00 Break

10:20 Session wrap-up: Key issues for committee to work on

11:00 Committee discussion of next steps – plans for June meeting.
Visit to TFHRC in late 2009, or 2010

Noon Lunch
CLOSED SESSION
2:00 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
Frances T. Banerjee
Arthur M. Dinitz
Wayne K. Kittelson
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
R. Scott Rawlins
Leonard Sanderson
Kumares C. Sinha
Leslie Sterman
Joseph M. Sussman
Albert H. Teich
Larry E. Tibbits


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed committee composition and balance.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 24, 2009
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Stephen Godwin
Contact Email:  sgodwin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-3261

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (FHWA)
Draft Agenda, June 10-11, 2008
Room 208, Hackerman House
Jonsson Center, National Academy of Sciences
314 Quissett Avenue, Woods Hole, MA

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
7:30 a.m. Working breakfast at Study Center

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 Bias & Conflict Updates
OPEN SESSION
9:00 FHWA Update
9:30 Technical Corrections
Advanced Research Revised Program Plan
10:20 Break
10:40 FHWA/AASHTO Business Model for Deployment of R&D
11:00 Discussion
Noon Working Lunch at Study Center
1:00 Review Title V R&T Programs
3:10 Break
3:30 FHWA RD&T to Address National Priorities
5:30 Reception
6:00 Shore dinner
8:00 Adjourn meeting

Wednesday June 11, 2008
7:30 Working Breakfast at Study Center
8:30 Summary from previous discussion
9:30 AASHTO/SCOR Research Proposals for Reauthorization
10:15 Break
10:45 Committee rotation schedule/ideas about new members
CLOSED SESSION
11:00 Findings and Recommendations
Noon Working Lunch
1:00 Continue discussion
2:30 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

E. Dean Carlson
John Conrad
Arthur M. Dinitz
Timoty R. Neuman
Lawrence Orcutt
Constance S. Sorrell
Leslie Sterman
Joseph M. Sussman
Paul T. Wells
Kevin Womack

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

During the closed session the committee deliberated on its findings and recommendations for its report on the federal investment in highway research.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 23, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Laura Toth
Contact Email:  ltoth@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2545

Agenda
March 10, 2008

Closed Session – Working Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
8:30 Member updates, potential sources of bias and conflict of interest

Open Session
9:00 Topic to be determined (possibly an update by FHWA on events since the committee’s last meeting)
9:30 Topic to be determined (possibly presentation by FHWA staff and discussion about contracting mechanisms for procuring research)
10:15 Break
10:30 Discussion
11:00 Topic to be determined (possibly staff presentation on new section to working paper
Noon Working Lunch
1:00 Committee discussion on working paper
5:00 Break
6:00 Committee working dinner at nearby restaurant
8:00 Adjournment



March 11, 2008

8:00 Committee working breakfast
8:30 Summary of previous day’s discussion
9:00 FHWA Policy Research (Susan Binder) under SAFETEA-LU
9:20 Discussion
9:45 Presentation on Policy and Revenue Commission Report(Susan Binder)
10:00 Discussion
11:00 Closed Session
Noon Working Lunch
2:00 Adjournment
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Joseph Sussman
Timothy Neuman
Kevin Womack
John Conrad
Les Sterman
Daniel Murray
Lawrence Orcutt
Dean Carlson
Constance Sorrell
and Len Sanderson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft Executive Summary

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft Executive Summary

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 27, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Laura Toth
Contact Email:  ltoth@nes.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2545

Agenda
Research and Technology Coordinating Committee
November 5-6, 2007
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
Draft Agenda

November 5, 2007
7:30 Breakfast at Beckman Center
8:30 Closed session for committee business

OPEN SESSION
9:00 Welcome, overview of agenda, introductions Chairman

9:15 FHWA Planning, Environment and Realty R&T Gloria Shepherd, FHWA
Discussion Committee

10:00 SHRP 2 Environmental R&T Neil Hawks, SHRP 2
Discussion Committee

10:30 Break

10:50 Stakeholder panel discussion Elizabeth Deakin, UC, Berkeley
Charles Howard, Puget Sound Regional Council; Jay Norvell and Joan Sollenberger, Caltrans

11:30 General Discussion Committee/Guests

12:30 Lunch

1:30 FHWA Report/Update Denny Judycki, FHWA

2:30 Highway R&T priority setting Committee/Guests

3:00 Alignment of R&T spending with priorities Committee/Guests
recommendations in SR 256

3:45 Break

4:05 Discussion about technology transfer Committee/Guests

4.30 Review of Operations R&T section of Strawman Committee/Guests
Draft

6:00 Reception
7:00 Working Dinner


November 6, 2007
7:30 Breakfast at Beckman Center

8:30 FHWA Safety R&T Jeff Lindley, FHWA
Discussion Committee

9:30 SHRP 2 Safety R&T Ann Brach, SHRP 2
Discussion Committee

10:30 Break

10:50 Stakeholder Panel Discussion Tom Welch, Iowa DOT;
Peter Sweatman, U. Michigan UMTRI
Lowell Porter, Governor Highway Safety Representative, Washington
Tim Neuman, CH2M-Hill

11:30 General discussion Committee/Guests

12:00 Lunch

CLOSED SESSION

1:00 Recap of discussions: Committee views of Chair/committee
Safety and Enviro/Planning Programs’ alignment with S-LU Principles

1:30 Discussion of themes/issues Staff/Committee
committee’s report text
Review of Strawman Draft (as required) Staff/Committee

2:30 Meetings/Report Schedule Staff/Committee

3:00 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Both closed sessions:
Frances Banerjee
E. Dean Carlson
John Conrad
Arthur M. Dinitz
Daniel Murray
Timothy R. Neuman
Lawrence Orcutt
Leslie Sterman
Joseph Sussman
Albert H. Teich
Paul T. Wells
Kevin Womack


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

First closed session:
The committee discussed potential sources of committee bias and conflict of interest.

Second closed session:
The committee began deliberating on findings for its report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none at either session

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 28, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Laura Toth
Contact Email:  ltoth@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2545

Agenda
June 13, 2007

7:30 Breakfast at Study Center

CLOSED SESSION

8:30

OPEN SESSION

9:00 Introductions/Review of Agenda - Dean Carlson

9:10 FHWA RD&T in Operations
• Introduction - Denny Judycki
• Presentation - Jeff Paniati, Robert Ferlis
• Discussion - Committee

10:00 SHRP 2 Reliability Program
• Presentation - Walter Diewald
• Discussion - Committee

10:30 BREAK

10:50: Stakeholder Panel
• Views of End Users - John Conrad, Steve Lockwood,Connie Sorrell

11:30 Discussion

Noon LUNCH

1:00 FHWA Update
• Exploratory Advanced Research - Steve Chase
• Indefinite Quantity Contracts - Denny Judycki
• Other??

2:00 Advice to FHWA in “Improving Delivery RD&T in collaboration with our partners”
• Introduction - Denny Judycki
• FHWA Report on CMP Implementation - Deb Elston
• Other??
• Discussion - Committee/FHWA Staff

5:30 Dinner


June 14, 2007

7:30 Breakfast

8:30 Review of Infrastructure RD&T section and other revisions to working paper since November 2006 RTCC Meeting
• Overview of staff draft - Steve Godwin
• Discussion - Committee/FHWA staff

10:00 BREAK

CLOSED SESSION

10:20

OPEN SESSION

12:30 LUNCH

1:30 Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Frances Banerjee
Dean Carlson
John Conrad
Arthur Dinitz
Daniel Murray
Timothy Neuman
Lawrence Orcutt
Leonard Sanderson
Constance Sorrell
Leslie Sterman
Joseph Sussman
Albert Teich
Kevin Womack
Ysela Llort via teleconference


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee deliberated on reports in preparation.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 05, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications