Tactical Initiatives from the ACRP Strategic Plan. Task 4. ACRP Problem Statement Process Assessment and Recommendations

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) provides practical solutions to the challenges faced by airport industry practitioners. Every research project starts as a problem statement (research idea). ACRP relies on volunteers from the industry to develop, evaluate, and recommend problem statements to its Oversight Committee (AOC), which then selects those to be funded as research projects. In 2015, the AOC adopted a strategic plan for ACRP to help ensure that the program continues to be responsive to the industry’s needs. The first strategic issue identified in the plan is to “ensure that problem statements are of the highest quality and greatest relevance to the airport industry.” More specifically, this strategic issue is supported by an objective of developing “new initiatives for generating research problem statements relevant to the airport industry.” It is also the AOC’s desire to reduce the time between the development of a problem statement and the availability of research results. These new initiatives should therefore result in a more efficient and effective process. This research will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current ACRP problem statement process, including the processes for developing, evaluating, recommending, and selecting problem statements for ACRP projects.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-05, Task 4

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Salamone, Michael

  • Performing Organizations:

    Mead & Hunt, Incorporated

    Lansing, MI  United States 
  • Start Date: 20160505
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170519
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40596

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590169
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-05, Task 4
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2016 2:38PM