Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 37-01. Multi-Disciplinary Teams for Context Sensitive Solutions

Since the 1998 national "Thinking Beyond the Pavement" Workshop, it has been widely understood that multi-disciplinary teams are important to the success of the Context Sensitive Design & Solutions process,. The means by which organizations have been most successful in establishing and managing multi-disciplinary teams is not well-understood and is not yet applied with any consistency in the project development process improvement. Current and emerging best practices, case studies and guidance need to be synthesized and disseminated to further enable appropriate, cost-effective, and successful integration of multi-disciplinary professionals into planning and project development processes to inform and influence context sensitive design and solutions in a more widespread and consistent manner. The objectives of this synthesis are: (1) Locate and assemble documentation of current and emerging best practices, case studies and guidance that further enables organizations and individual professional disciplines to establish early, continuous and effective multi-disciplinary integration and teams that contribute to excellence in context sensitive transportation planning and project development; (2) Identify ongoing research and initiatives in this area; and (3) Identify future research needs and opportunities in this area.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation and the Environment

    Box 8601
    Raleigh, NC  USA  27695-8601
  • Principal Investigators:

    Blackmon, Leigh

  • Start Date: 20051101
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11245

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463004
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:14PM