Detailed Planning for Research on Making a Significant Improvement in Highway Safety ("Safety")

<p>The objective of this project is to develop a specific research plan for the F-SHRP safety program area outlined in Chapter 5 of <em>TRB Special Report 260. </em>That chapter provides the following information relevant to this project: the overall goal of the program area, a general description of the problem, promising areas of research and technology, a general scheme of research tasks, related research and technology programs, relationship to other F-SHRP program areas, and administrative and implementation considerations. Other portions of <em>Special Report 260</em> are helpful for understanding the direction and objectives of F-SHRP and, therefore, should be considered in development of the detailed research plans. Chapter 1 provides some background on the challenges facing the highway community and describes the philosophy behind the study approach: focusing on customer service, taking a systems perspective, including nontraditional research areas, and acknowledging the interdependence of highway research and technology programs. Chapter 8 describes some characteristics of a successful applied research program, identifies implementation considerations to be addressed during the research phase, indicates the amount and distribution of funding envisioned for F-SHRP, and gives a general description of the interim planning work. 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. The research plan should include and reflect an in-depth review of relevant efforts in the United States and abroad and should incorporate promising technologies, including technological solutions that may be productively transferred from other industries. It may be necessary to modify some of the suggested approaches and technologies indicated in <em>Special Report 260</em>. <br /><br /></p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-58(2)

  • 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:

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    Battelle Human Affairs

    Seattle, WA  USA  00000-0000
  • Principal Investigators:

    Campbell, Kenneth

  • Start Date: 20020225
  • Actual Completion Date: 20050930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16133

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464652
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-58(2)
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:46PM