Oversight Panel a Future Strategic Highway Research Program

In the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), Congress requested the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to conduct a study to determine the goals, research agenda and projects, administrative structure, and fiscal needs for a new strategic highway research program. In response to this request, TRB formed a committee of highway industry leaders to develop recommendations. The committee engaged in an extensive outreach process to gather input from throughout the highway community regarding strategic priorities and promising research approaches. The committee's report (TRB Special Report 260) was published in October 2001 and recommends a Future Strategic Highway Research Program (F-SHRP) focused in the following areas: (1) Accelerating the Renewal of America's Highways; (2) Making a Significant Improvement in Highway Safety; (3) Providing a Highway System with Reliable Travel Times; and (4) Providing Highway Capacity in Support of the Nation's Economic, Environmental, and Social Goals. It is hoped that the program will be authorized in the next surface transportation authorizing legislation due in October 2003. The objectives of this interim work are (1) to develop detailed research plans to allow requests for proposals to perform the research to be released as soon as the research funding is available and (2) to develop an administrative structure for the program. Five panels provide leadership and technical guidance for the interim work. The leadership guidance for the overall program is provided by an oversight panel of highway industry leaders. Technical guidance is provided in each research topic area by a technical panel with the appropriate mix of technical expertise. The four technical panels provide oversight and guidance to contractors who are developing the detailed research plans under National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Projects 20-58(1), 20-58(2), 20-58(3), and 20-58(4)


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-58

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Brach, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board, Division B

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20011213
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20031213
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38596

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547904
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-58
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 17 2014 1:00AM