Transportation Avalanche Research Pool (TARP) 2.0

Avalanche forecasting and mitigation are critical operations for transportation agencies that manage highways and railways that are exposed to avalanches. These operations are an important part of winter operations in many western states and have large implications for public and workers safety. The current Transportation Avalanche Research Pooled (TARP) Fund project (TPF – 5(337)) is ending, and the next phase of pooled fund work will begin under this new solicitation. This new TARP project will maintain the original mission of supporting collaborative research efforts toward avalanche hazard assessment and mitigation within the transportation industry. The goals are to improving public and worker safety, improve operational efficiency, improve and develop informational analysis tools, and explore beneficial avalanche technologies and techniques.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $530000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    5300 Bishop Blvd.
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340

    Colorado Avalanche Information Center

    325 Broadway WS1
    Boulder, CO  United States  80305

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    2829 W. Howard Place
    Denver, CO  United States  80204

    Idaho Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7129
    3311 W. State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West
    Project Development
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    British Columbia Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure

    Nelson, British Columbia   

    Alaska Railroad Corporation

    PO BOX 107500
    Anchorage, AK  United States  99510-7500

    Milford Road NZ Transportation Agency

    PO Box 5245
    Mooray Place
    Dunedin,     9058

    Norwegian Public Roads Administration


    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    Research Development & Technology Transfer
    3132 Channel Dr
    Juneau, AK  United States 
  • Managing Organizations:

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222
  • Project Managers:

    Reeves, David

  • Start Date: 20240209
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01844067
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(497)
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2022 7:24PM