Guidance for Transportation Project Management

Transportation agencies, particularly state departments of transportation (DOTs), generally must operate with limited staff resources, inadequate funds for needed projects, and high political and public expectations to deliver projects more quickly and efficiently. Increasingly, DOTs are expected to build projects of broader scope, more complexity, and larger scale, with substantial financial, political, environmental, economic, and social ramifications. DOT staff efforts to meet these challenges often entail finding ways to improve project delivery and optimize resource use in the project-delivery process. Many states are enhancing their project management performance by implementing new work strategies and adopting new tools in such areas as organizational change management, project management control and reporting, program administration and contracting, professional staff development and training, and stakeholder and public involvement. These strategies and tools may be developed initially by other DOTs or organizations in other businesses, and then are adapted to the specific conditions of the agency where they are to be used. Access to knowledge of up-to-date, effective project development practices is then a resource that DOT managers can use to help them meet the challenges they face. The objective of this project is to develop a project-management guidance document that includes a toolbox of effective practices for application on transportation projects. The guidance document also should identify the benefits that can be expected from strengthened project management both in terms of the success of transportation projects and in increased effectiveness of organizational strategies, staff development, and process resources.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $249943.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-69

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Jacobs Engineering Group

    Corvallis, OR  United States  97330
  • Principal Investigators:

    Marshall, Kenneth

  • Start Date: 20060207
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090313
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11205

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463011
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-69
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:14PM