Task Order Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation

The AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation (SCOPT) is called on to provide information for establishing state DOT policies and positions on issues associated with the nation's transportation system. The Committee needs information on a reasonably prompt basis, through a continuing research project geared to its responsibilities. AASHTO member departments require timely information on transit planning, operations, transit delivery, and related matters as state involvement in public transportation continues to grow. This project comprises a program of quick-response research tasks to assist in fulfilling SCOPT and AASHTO responsibilities. Research conducted will respond to urgent issues relating to public transportation. For example, when any new or revised federal transportation regulations related to transit are proposed or finalized, research is typically needed to develop new methods, processes, and procedures to ensure their effective and timely implementation. The objective of NCHRP Project 20-65 is to provide flexible, ongoing, quick-response research on public transportation issues in support of AASHTO SCOPT activities. This research is designed to develop improvements to analytical methods, decision-support tools, procedures, and techniques employed by practitioners addressing public transportation issues. Depending on the research, assistance may be secured through various mechanisms, including sole-source contracts; standard Requests for Proposal (RFP) solicitations for larger, more complex projects; or task-order contracts. This request for statements of qualifications and availability will be used to establish at least two task-order contracts to undertake studies in FY 2009 through FY 2012. The selected task-order contractors will be asked to prepare proposals (i.e., a brief research plan and budget) to carry out studies selected by the NCHRP Project 20-65 Panel and approved by the AASHTO SCOPT. The proposals will be used to determine which team will be awarded the study under the task-order contract.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65A

  • 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:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Start Date: 20080529
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17674

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464502
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65A
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:43PM