US Domestic Scan Program -- Business Plan. U.S. Domestic Scan Program (Phase 3)

The NCHRP U.S. Domestic Scan Program is intended to accelerate the rate of innovation among state departments of transportation (DOTs) and the industry by encouraging the spread of new ideas and effective transfers of technology among and within agencies. Initiated in CY 2007 as NCHRP Project 20-68, the program facilitates DOT staff members learning from colleagues about innovative practices that could be beneficially adopted by other interested agencies. Scan participants are expected not only to apply the insights gained within their own agencies but also to present what they have learned to others and thereby further disseminate new practices.     Each scan is carried out by a small team of very knowledgeable professionals—typically state transportation agency staff supported by a subject-matter expert (SME)—who exchange information with their peers in agencies applying leading practices and develop a report on these leading practices. Since the program’s inception, scans on 39 diverse topics have been completed or are ongoing. Completed scan team reports are made available from the project web page. (    The objective of this project is to plan and manage the execution of scans and the domestic scan program. Achieving this objective—that is, managing successful execution of the NCHRP domestic scan program—requires sound understanding of diverse scan topic areas and the factors influencing how state transportation agencies develop and adopt advances in practice, as well as the practical challenges of formation and support of the scan teams and their activities, preparation of high quality reports and other documentation of each scan team’s findings, and encouragement of scan participants to disseminate what they have learned to others. Effective management also requires that resources be conserved by not duplicating the information exchange activities of others.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-68D

  • 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:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Start Date: 20190319
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01685024
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-68D
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2018 3:02PM