Detailed Planning for Research on Providing Highway Capacity in Support of the Nation's Economic, Environmental, and Social Goals ("Capacity")

<p><strong>The objective of this project is to develop a specific research plan for the fourth F-SHRP program area </strong><strong>dealing with "Capacity." </strong><font face="Arial">In Project 20-58(4), a detailed research plan will be developed for the F-SHRP Capacity Topic: Providing Highway Capacity in Support of the Nation's Economic, Environmental, and Social Goals. The overall research program goal for this topic is to develop approaches and tools for systematically integrating environmental, economic, and community requirements into the analysis, planning, and design of new highway capacity. Given anticipated growth in population and travel and a projected doubling of truck tonnage by 2020, selected additions to highway capacity are warranted. However, provision of new highway capacity must explicitly consider the relationships between highways and the economy, communities, and the environment. F-SHRP will formulate an integrated, systems-oriented approach to highway development that encompasses engineering, economic, environmental, social, and aesthetic considerations, and uses appropriate tools and technologies to integrate these considerations in a systematic way throughout the highway development process. </font>The research plan shall delineate the specific research projects and other activities required to achieve the overall goal of the research program area. Individual projects are defined as those parts of each research program area that can be performed efficiently under separate contracts. The research plan shall contain a detailed description of each research project, including the tasks, levels of effort, required resources and special expertise, schedules, budgets, and anticipated deliverables. The plan shall also include activities necessary to address nontechnical issues or potential barriers to implementation and shall show the interrelationships of the projects, the timing and sequencing of each, and the assumptions and dependent conditions for each project. A work-flow diagram shall be used to further describe the sequencing and relationships of the projects. TRB staff will work with the contract agency to identify relationships among the four F-SHRP program areas regarding research projects, schedules, and resources.<br /></p>


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  • Status: Completed
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  • 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:

    ICF Incorporated LLC

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  USA  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ostria, Sergio

  • Start Date: 20051208
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060415
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464650
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: 20-58(4)
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:46PM