ACRP Policy and Planning Product Updates

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society. The work of the private, nonprofit National Academies is grounded in the expertise of our three academies — National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine. For more information about the Academies, please visit our website at: The Academies consists of seven program units, one of which is the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Established in 1920, TRB annually engages more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. One program unit within TRB is the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), which provides products developed from applied research for the U.S. airport industry. Recognizing the dynamic nature of the industry, a key goal of ACRP is to ensure our products continue to be relevant by updating them as needed. As ACRP matures and our library of products grows, the need for a systematic means of identifying the products with the greatest need for updating is apparent. ACRP research is generally categorized into 10 research fields. A methodology ( for reviewing the products in each field was developed in 2020 while reviewing the products in Research Field 2: Environment. The objective of this RFP is to review and recommend for updating an initial set of products within Research Field 3: Policy and Planning. The recommendation should follow the process outlined in the methodology. Interim deliverables should include the initial project spreadsheet and an industry stakeholder review group for the panels review and approval (see methodology). The final deliverable is a technical memo that recommends which ACRP policy and planning products to be updated, including a rationale for each recommendation. A research plan will be provided as part of the proposal. If selected, the panel will provide comments on this research plan and an amplified research plan will be approved. The research plan should include checkpoints with the ACRP panel, including at a minimum (1) a kick-off web-enabled meeting to be held within 1 month of the Notice to Proceed; (2) a web-enabled meeting following the delivery of the interim deliverables; and (3) a face-to-face final deliverable review meeting. The contractor will present the technical memo and incorporate final feedback from the panel into the final recommendations.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $65000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-65

  • 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:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20220405
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779158
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-65
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2021 3:16PM