Transportation Engineering and Road Research Alliance

The Transportation Engineering and Road Research Alliance (TERRA) is seeking organizations to join the alliance. Benefits of membership include: (1) Sitting at the table collaboratively with industry, academia, and government agency representatives to define common road-related research issues and establish joint research priorities, building on existing efforts such as the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) PC Roadmap and HMA Roadmap; (2) Exploring research funding opportunities that leverage funds across organizations; (3) Receiving timely results on TERRA research projects through communication products that focus on lessons learned and implementation; (4) Assistance in putting research results into practice through technology transfer events such as the TERRA Innovation Series; (5) Opportunities to feature news about your organization in a quarterly electronic newsletter. TERRA members serve on the board and supporting committees, meeting periodically throughout the year to determine priorities, develop strategies to address the priorities, and execute action plans. The current priority objectives of the organization are laid out in the following strategic directions, adopted in July 2008 by the current TERRA board; (1) Define and launch a bold and synergistic research program. Create research priorities that expand beyond a MnROAD focus and leverage the power of the group. These priorities should utilize diverse funding sources, engage and benefit TERRA members, and be recognized nationally; (2) Implement research results "on the ground". Implementation of transportation engineering and road research applications should be successful, visible, and include innovations that are also put into practice outside of the alliance; (3) Develop activities that enhance TERRA's role as a dynamic forum for research interchange. Activities should provide continuous learning opportunities that enable members to educate each other, as well as adapt to a changing world through easily accessible information and ongoing exchange. TERRA committee members define specific annual action plans to help ensure these directions are implemented. The action plans are described in detail in an annual Business Plan.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    4802 Sheboygan Avenue
    Madison, WI  United States  53707

    North Dakota Department of Transportation

    608 East Boulevard Avenue
    Bismarck, ND  United States  58505-0700

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Van Wagoner Building
    425 W. Ottawa Street
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Project Managers:

    Fick, Debra

  • Start Date: 20111206
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29795

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573321
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(215)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2015 1:01AM