Moving Research into Practice. Consultant Support for Massachusetts DOT's Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

The NCHRP Implementation Support Program enabled the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to use NCHRP research reports and other resources to prepare a new Governor-appointed “Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth” to review transportation needs across the Commonwealth and craft a vision for addressing those needs. The effort used the “workshop in a Box” developed for the NCHRP Foresight Series, in a similar effort to a March 2016 workshop where senior leaders at MassDOT and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) that considered the forces cited in the Foresight Series and how they could impact MassDOT and therefore the Commonwealth, over the next twenty years. The Commission focused on 5 key areas: Climate and resiliency; Transportation electrification; Autonomous and connected vehicles, including ride-sharing services; Transit and mobility services; and Land use and demographic trends.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $395506
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(06)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    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
  • Performing Organizations:

    Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc.

  • Principal Investigators:

    Lorenz, Julie

  • Start Date: 20180212
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190228
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190228

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704421
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(06)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 6 2019 3:54PM