Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. CEO Peer Exchange and Strategy Forum (2019)

Experience has shown that CEOs of state transportation agencies (DOTs, departments of transportation) value and benefit from opportunities to discuss the challenges, experience, and strategic issues of DOT leadership with their peers. AASHTO staff and leadership seek to make such opportunities available periodically by organizing one- to three-day peer exchanges and leadership forums highlighting current issues facing the organization’s member agencies. Research under the NCHRP Project 20-24 series of projects has provided intellectual and logistical support for a number of these very popular events. The objectives of this research were to organize, provide intellectual and logistical support, and document a workshop with CEOs and other senior officials to discuss strategic leadership challenges. The workshop also included senior AASHTO staff and Federal Highway Administration officials. The research team was engaged to (1) identify current issues to be proposed as the focus of workshop discussions, (2) prepare background documentation to motivate discussion, (3) convene the invited group of executives at an appropriate location, (4) facilitate these executives’ discussions, and (5) document the workshop in a report or other form that can be used to inform others about the matters addressed and issues that may be topics for future NCHRP research. The 2019 workshop was held in December at the University of Minnesota. A summary report of the workshop and discussions was delivered to AASHTO and is available for download at


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $135000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(129)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota

  • Principal Investigators:

    Baas, Gina

  • Start Date: 20191010
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200609
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200609

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738465
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(129)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2020 8:23AM