Rural Transportation Issues: Research Roadmap

The objectives of this research are to (1) identify critical rural transportation issues that can be addressed by research through NCHRP and other research programs; (2) produce a research roadmap; and (3) submit, by November 1, 2018, at least five problem statements drawn from the research roadmap that are appropriate for consideration for NCHRP funding in the FY 2020 program. Accomplishment of the project objectives will require at least the following tasks. Phase I Task 1. Conduct an environmental scan of rural transportation issues in the United States and relevant countries. Task 2. Review relevant literature and conduct a gap analysis. Submit an annotated literature review of relevant research and a draft recommended research roadmap. Task 3. Organize and facilitate a 1-day workshop of up to 35 participants to identify critical rural transportation issues and needs; to review and provide direction on the draft recommended research roadmap; and to identify problem statements suitable for submission to the NCHRP and other research programs. The NCHRP project panel will assist the contractor in identifying workshop participants; panel members will be included as participants. Task 4. Submit a draft final report to NCHRP that incorporates the results of the workshop and presents a research roadmap to address the identified needs. Include at least five problem statements, drawn from the research roadmap, suitable for consideration for NCHRP funding. Task 5. Present the draft final report at the October 29-30, 2018, meeting of the AASHTO Special Committee on Research and Innovation (R&I) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Prepare a presentation that, upon revision, is suitable for posting on the NCHRP project webpage. Phase II Task 6. Organize and facilitate a 1-day workshop as part of the January 13-17, 2019, TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, to identify critical rural transportation issues and needs; to review and provide direction on the draft recommended research roadmap; and to identify problem statements suitable for submission to the NCHRP and other research programs. Task 7. Produce a revised final report that incorporates additional feedback received through follow-on activities (including the workshop at the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2019) as proposed by the research team and approved by the project panel. Prepare an updated presentation that, upon revision, is suitable for posting on the NCHRP project webpage. The revised final deliverables are due in June 2020.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $140000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-122

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    P.O Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sullivan, Jaime

  • Start Date: 20181009
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672250
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-122
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 3:03PM