Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 54-17. State DOT Innovation Programs and Practices

The focus on innovation across state transportation agencies continues to grow and strengthen. Unlike research activities, which have established programs and processes, innovation programs are relatively new. Agencies are focusing more directly on innovation, including internal organizational excellence and/or external program and project development and delivery. In addition, agencies often align their definition of innovation with only a small portion of the innovation spectrum, ranging from large agency-wide initiatives to smaller grassroots efforts. Transportation agencies are often facing similar challenges in setting innovation programs up and therefore are primarily learning from each other through informal information exchanges. A synthesis of current practice in this area is needed to assist DOTs in implementing and growing innovation programs. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT innovation programs and initiatives, areas of focus on the innovation spectrum, and associated activities.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 54-17

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    CTC & Associates LLC

  • Principal Investigators:

    Kline, Chris

  • Start Date: 20230209
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240809
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845579
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 54-17
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 17 2022 6:22PM