Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 38. Estimated Impact of Selected State DOT Cost Reduction Initiatives on the Administration of State Public Transportation Programs

This report describes and documents the results of a study conducted to help identify the impact and costs associated with implementing cost containment initiatives as well as to recommend ways in which state departments of transportation (DOTs) can make informed decisions regarding the use of these various initiatives. Data regarding the use and impact of various cost containment initiatives were gathered from state DOT staff though an online survey that was sent out to members of the DOT from every state. Data were also gathered through interviews with selected state DOT representatives. Results of this study show the prevalence of cost containment initiative usage in state DOTs, describe potential positive and negative impacts of implementing cost containment initiatives, and provide possible methods to mitigate potential negative outcomes experienced when implementing cost containment initiatives.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • 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
  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Incorporated LLC

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Grant, Michael

    Cronin, Brian

  • Start Date: 20110422
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120421
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01548173
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2014 1:00AM