Highway Research and Technology -- International Information Sharing

Highway authorities world-wide share many common concerns in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of highway systems. Most developed nations also support programs of research and development (R&D) on highway issues. The potential for information sharing and technology transfer is great. Coordination of research in the United States has focused primarily on technology transfer and information dissemination among the large and diverse community of state and local highway agencies within this country. There is a need to utilize a systematic exchange mechanism to learn from counterparts abroad, where many new developments have been tested and successfully used for highways.  The NCHRP 20-36 Project provides a coordinated approach to international information sharing and technology exchange. The project activities have a much broader scope than the typical NCHRP project in encompassing exchanges on all facets of highway technology, policy and management with our international partners. The project's overall objective is to improve highway safety, development, maintenance and operations through dissemination of innovative technology and successful practices from around the globe. Such process enhances the roles of AASHTO, TRB and FHWA in providing coordinated leadership for the exchange of international highway research and development, and provides state departments of transportation with information on practices and technologies that could help accrue technical and economic benefits.

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    • $150,000 FY 94 $250,000 FY 95 $75,000 FY 96 $100,000 FY 98 $100,000 FY 99 $625,000 FY 00 $800,000 FY 01 $648,000 FY 02 $761,000 FY 03 $831,000 FY 04 $750,000 FY 05 $750,000 FY 06 $750,000 FY 07 $850,000 FY 08 $950,000 FY 09 $650,000 FY 10 $500,000 FY11 $800,000 FY12 $200,000 FY13 $0 FY14 $0 FY15


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-36

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Srinivasan, Nanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 19930126
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15668

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464710
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-36
  • Files: TRB, RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:47PM