No Boundaries Transportation Maintenance Innovations

Through this pooled fund project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will work with other State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to facilitate the transfer of knowledge of promising non-snow and ice maintenance innovations and technologies. This project provides a forum for State DOTs to share their maintenance innovations with each other, support technology transfer activities and develop marketing and deployment plans for selected innovations through bi-annual 2-3 day peer exchange meetings at various locations selected by participating members. Resources will be provided for the transfer of knowledge and experience of various innovations that includes travel, training and other technology transfer activities. It is anticipated that this consortium will become the national forum for state involvement in the technical exchange needed for collaboration and new initiatives, and be a forum for advancing the application and benefit of research technologies. In addition, the project will create a searchable database or warehouse where innovations and research done relating to highway maintenance can be found and showcased. State participation in this process will be through the pooled fund. FHWA, industry and others will be invited to participate in the project discussions and activities. Workshops will continue to be provided for the states participating in the pooled fund project. This project will help DOTs to save time and money by not investing in the same research that has already been performed by other state DOTs. Rather than having each DOT identify and conduct research separately, DOTs can work collectively through this pooled fund project. The Colorado DOT will serve as the lead state for the execution of the pooled fund project described in this proposal. The Colorado DOT will handle all administrative duties associated with the project.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715943
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(441)
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2019 7:08PM