Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. Collective and Individual Actions to Envision and Realize the Next Era of America’s Transportation Infrastructure—Phase 2

The objectives of this project are to explore and articulate specific actions that can be taken by state DOTs both collectively and individually to establish and realize a transformative vision of the next era of America’s transportation infrastructure, by: (1) describing the social, technological, and economic trends and evolution of community values, problems, and priorities now and in coming years that are likely to influence the role of transportation in local, regional, and national prosperity and wellbeing; (2) articulating a set of evocative state DOT ambitions and goals that, if pursued, would respond to evolutionary trends and shape an agency’s culture and mission to maintain and enhance transportation’s contribution to prosperity and well-being; (3) presenting a visionary narrative and supporting insights, projections, and aspirational ideas to inform state DOT leadership; and (4) providing resources and tools that state DOT leaders can use to tailor their own efforts to shape their agency’s culture and mission and craft meaningful and motivating targets, achievements, objectives, and narratives or vision statements to communicate with stakeholders. The primary audience for the products of this work is the executive leadership of state DOTs; but leadership of other public agencies, users, and other stakeholders in the systems for which state DOTs are responsible, and the general public are likely to have an interest as well. While the time horizon of the vision is likely to extend several decades, the research products will include specific ambitions, targets, or objectives that may be adapted to guide development, jointly or individually, of state DOT mission and culture within 10 years. The Phase 2 activities addressed by this request should produce at least (1) ongoing engagement of state DOT leaders and others to refine and expand the bold ideas that can advance the vision; (2) development of a range of actions that align with the specific needs and contexts of the state DOTs and that are feasible for individual and collective action by state DOTs; (3) development of tools and resources for state DOTs to use in initiating and sustaining progress toward the goals; (4) design and delivery of targeted engagement activities to activate and support efforts towards achievement of the aspirational goals; (5) and an assessment of progress towards the vision and plan for potential further phases. This request for proposals is for Phase 2 only.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(138)A

  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Dekelbab, Waseem

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Steudle, Kirk

  • Start Date: 20230923
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241122
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01864910
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(138)A
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 22 2022 10:37PM