The Highways for LIFE Pilot Program was established by Congress within the 2005 SAFETEA-LU Legislation. Included in the legislation’s description of the program was the statement that, "The Secretary shall establish a process for stakeholder input and involvement in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Highways for LIFE Pilot Program. The process may include participation by representatives of State departments of transportation and other interested persons."
Several times during the life of the program, input from various stakeholders was sought, in both formal and informal settings. As the program begins to wind down, a final, formal survey has been undertaken to determine what worked well and what didn’t, so that future programs aimed at shortening innovation implementation time can learn from the program. The report of that final survey is available here.