Accelerating Opportunities for Innovation in the Highway Industry

<font face="Times New Roman"><font size="4"><em>TRB Special Report 249: Building Momentum for Change</em> (1996), recommended creating a strategic forum for innovation in highway infrastructure. In response to the recommendation, a task force (A5T60) was established in Division A of the Transportation Research Board, comprised of high-level public and private highway industry leaders. The ultimate purpose of the task force is to accelerate opportunities to implement innovations in the highway industry. Its objectives are to advocate continuous quality improvement and positive change; facilitate removal of barriers to innovation; encourage development of strategies that generate beneficial change; and create a framework for informed consideration of innovation. Its intent is to facilitate understanding among highway administrators, engineers, and private industry leaders of individual needs for and the impacts of change; inform highway industry leaders of the value of accelerating innovation; recommend strategies to overcome the barriers to implementation of innovations in relevant, specific areas of concern; and advocate processes that sponsors of research and innovation can use to accelerate implementation of innovative concepts.<br /><br /></font></font>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-54

  • 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:

    Hedges, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ferragut, Theodore

  • Start Date: 20000403
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090601
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464376
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-54
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:41PM