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Implementation Assistance Program

The Implementation Assistance Program is available to help State departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other interested organizations deploy SHRP2 Solutions. A range of opportunities is available to raise awareness of SHRP2 Solutions and to encourage early adoption of these products. Application periods are offered approximately twice per year.

Each product selected for implementation assistance has the potential to deliver more efficient, cost-effective programs to meet the complex challenges facing transportation today.

Products Available for Round 4 Assistance

Organizations from 40 States applied for Round 4 of implementation assistance with a total of 158 applications. Applicant organizations included Metropolitan Planning Organizations, State Departments of Transportation, including 5 State DOTs that had not previously participated in the program, as well as other transportation agencies. The Round 4 results will be announced in August. For the latest information about implementation assistance, sign up for SHRP2 email alerts.

Round 3 at a Glance

Organizations from 38 States and the District of Columbia applied for Round 3 of implementation assistance with a total of 92 applications. Applicants included State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and other transportation agencies.

  • 31 States selected
  • 5 SHRP2 Solutions at work on 48 transportation projects
  • 11 Proof of concepts
  • 17 Lead adopter incentives
  • 20 User incentives

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Round 2 at a Glance

  • 18 States selected
  • 4 SHRP2 Solutions at work on 27 different transportation projects
  • 18 lead adopter incentives
  • 9 user incentives

Round 1 at a Glance

  • 34 States and the District of Columbia selected
  • 6 SHRP2 Solutions at work on 108 different transportation projects
  • 2 proof of concept pilots
  • 74 lead adopter incentives
  • 24 user incentives
  • Limited technical assistance to 8 States

Nondestructive Testing for Concrete Bridge Decks (R06A)

Better, faster methods for determining concrete bridge deck conditions

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Technologies to Enhance Quality Control on Asphalt Pavements (R06C)

Using infrared (IR) imaging and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) for uniformity measurements on new hot-mix asphalt (HMA) layers

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Tools to Improve PCC Pavement Smoothness During Construction (R06E)

Proven technologies to identify surface irregularities that can impact concrete pavement smoothness, and provide opportunity for corrections in real time.

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Nondestructive Testing for Tunnel Linings (R06G)

Using nondestructive testing technologies to rapidly and comprehensively pinpoint defects in or behind tunnel linings

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Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Projects (R09)

Managing and reducing risk in accelerated highway construction projects

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Florida Implementation Assistance Program – Florida Department of Transportation is using rapid renewal project guides and training resources for the Gateway Express project. Proof of Concept Pilot Eyra Cash
Florida Department of Transportation
eyra.cash@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Implementation Assistance Program – Florida Department of Transportation is using the product as a medium to complete their Risk Analysis and Management Implementation Policies and Procedures, acquire a Risk Analysis/Management Software, and train their staff to become facilitators of R09 demonstration workshops. Lead Adopter Greg Davis
Florida Department of Transportation
greg.davis@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Implementation Assistance Program – Georgia Department of Transportation using rapid renewal project guides and training resources for the SR 96 corridor. Proof of Concept Pilot Genetha Rice-Singleton
Georgia Department of Transportation
grice-singleton@dot.ga.gov
Minnesota Implementation Assistance Program – Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing the product on the reconstruction of I-35W from 46th Street to I-94 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to coincide with the current effort to better manage construction project schedules through proactive risk management. Lead Adopter Jenny Morris
Minnesota Department of Transportation
jenny.morris@state.mn.us
Oregon Implementation Assistance Program – Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is implementing the product in the US-101 Siuslaw bridge project and the OR-62 modernization project. ODOT is interested in updating their project delivery guidance, design manuals, policies, process flows, and associated documentation to incorporate risk management. Lead Adopter Lea Ann Hart-Chambers
Oregon Department of Transportation
lea.ann.hart-chambers@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Implementation Assistance Program – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is applying R09 to the Potters Mills Gap Transportation Project. Lead Adopter Selena Griffett
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
sgiffett@pa.gov

Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects (R10)

A more comprehensive, innovative approach to managing complex projects

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Georgia Georgia Department of Transportation applying strategies to Northwest Corridor project Lead Adopter Darryl VanMeter
Georgia Department of Transportation
dvanmeter@dot.ga.gov
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Transportation applying strategies to Route 20 project in Charlton and Oxford Lead Adopter Muazzez Reardon
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
muazzez.reardon@state.ma.us
Michigan Michigan Department of Transportation applying strategies to the I-75 and I-94 projects Lead Adopter Sue Datta
Michigan Department of Transportation
dattas@michigan.gov
Montana Federal Lands Highway applying strategies to the Gardiner Gateway project Lead Adopter Victoria Peters
Federal Lands Highway
victoria.peters@dot.gov
New Mexico New Mexico Department of Transportation applying strategies to the Silver City complex project Lead Adopter A.J. Romero
New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department
arthur.romero@state.nm.us

Service Life Design for Bridges (R19A)

Comprehensive guidance to select and design durable bridge systems and components that are both easier to inspect and better-suited to their environments

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New Composite Pavement Systems (R21)

Proven models and procedures to design and construct low-cost, long-life composite pavement systems

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Economic Analysis Tools (C03/C11)

Easier-to-use tools for improved economic analysis

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Advanced Travel Analysis Tools for Integrated Travel Demand Modeling (C10/C04/C05/C16)

Enhanced models that better account for traveler behavior lead to more informed decisions about highway capacity needs

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Reliability Data and Analysis Tools (L02/L05/L07/L08/C11)

A suite of tools to help transportation planners and engineers improve monitoring and analysis of data to achieve more consistent, predictable highway travel

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Concept to Countermeasure – Research to Deployment Using the SHRP2 Safety Data

Analyzing Driver Behavior to Understand the Factors Contributing to Highway Crashes

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GeoTechTools (R02)

Geotechnology selection guidance and engineering tools for embankment, ground improvement, and pavement support applications

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Arizona Implementation Assistance Program – The Arizona Department of Transportation is supporting project development and construction, including the development of specifications in Roller-Integrated Compaction Monitoring (RICM), to reduce project durations, improve quality of construction, limit environmental complications, and reduce the overall cost of construction. User Incentive Brent Conner
Arizona Department of Transportation
bconner@azdot.gov
Connecticut Implementation Assistance Program – The Connecticut Department of Transportation is determining how to select the most appropriate and cost-effective geotechnical solution for several challenging geotechnical projects. User Incentive Leo Fontaine
Connecticut Department of Transportation
leo.fontaine@ct.gov
Florida Implementation Assistance Program – The Florida Department of Transportation is facilitating a series of workshops and webinars across the State, and is training users to select the most appropriate geotechnical recommendations that are site specific and within budget. User Incentive Matt Gisondi
Florida Department of Transportation
matthew.gisondi@dot.state.fl.us
Iowa Implementation Assistance Program – The Iowa Department of Transportation is training staff on GeoTechTools in order to determine the most applicable and beneficial geotechnical solutions during projects’ conceptual and design phases. User Incentive Melissa Serio
Iowa Department of Transportation
melissa.serio@dot.iowa.gov
Kentucky Implementation Assistance Program –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is evaluating new ways to backfill bridge end bents. User Incentive Silas Nichols
FHWA
silas.nichols@dot.gov
Louisiana Implementation Assistance Program – The Louisiana Department of Transportation is evaluating multiple ground improvement technologies to determine the most effective solutions for the difficult soil conditions throughout Louisiana. User Incentive Chris Nickel
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
chris.nickel@la.gov
Massachusetts Implementation Assistance Program – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is supporting the advancement of innovative, accelerated, or overlooked solutions to support Design-Bid-Build (D-B-B) and Design-Build (D-B) delivered projects statewide in multiple transportation modes. User Incentive Tim Dexter
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
timothy.dexter@state.ma.us
Minnesota Implementation Assistance Program – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is aiding the communication between geotechnical engineers and upper staff by helping decision makers understand proposed practices, cost analysis, potential risks, and design details. User Incentive Silas Nichols
FHWA
silas.nichols@dot.gov
Mississippi Implementation Assistance Program – The Mississippi Department of Transportation is implementing alternative geotechnical solutions for problem conditions encountered and supporting the resources associated with the preparation of comparative alternative cost evaluations. User Incentive Colleen M. Campbell
Mississippi Department of Transportation, Materials Division, Geotechnical Branch
ccampbell@mdot.ms.gov
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program – The Missouri Department of Transportation is developing a tool to locate and repair several existing slides in the region within a short time frame to create an economy of scale and lower the cost for repairing slides. User Incentive Silas Nichols
FHWA
silas.nichols@dot.gov
New Jersey Implementation Assistance Program – The New Jersey Department of Transportation is providing training and access to GeoTechTools to reduce risks that come up in developing, scoping, and executing highway projects involving geotechnical aspects. User Incentive William Kettleson
New Jersey Department of Transportation
william.kettleson@dot.state.nj.us
New York Implementation Assistance Program – The New York Department of Transportation is providing assurance that viable geotechnical solutions are not overlooked and that existing resources are better managed to address future challenges. User Incentive Matthew Barendse
New York Department of Transportation
matt.barendse@dot.ny.gov
Utah Implementation Assistance Program – The Utah Department of Transportation is facilitating a workshop to train staff to identify the best geotechnical solutions during a project’s design phase. User Incentive Jon Bischoff
Utah Department of Transportation
jonbischoff@utah.gov
Washington Implementation Assistance Program – Western Federal Lands Highway Division is accelerating construction by expediting the selection of the most appropriate geotechnical solutions for soil conditions. User Incentive Brian Collins
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
brian.collins@dot.gov
West Virginia Implementation Assistance Program – The West Virginia Department of Transportation is training consultants not familiar with GeoTechTools to assure that the appropriate geotechnical solutions are implemented. User Incentive Joe Carte
West Virginia Department of Transportation
joe.d.carte@wv.gov

Precast Concrete Pavement (R05)

Tools for using precast concrete pavement (PCP) systems to reduce the duration of construction closures on critical roadways and to provide long-life performance.

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Hawaii Implementation Assistance Program – The Hawaii Department of Transportation is utilizing technical assistance from FHWA and will use the funding assistance to offset construction costs of a precast concrete inlay on an existing asphalt pavement on I-H1 in Honolulu. Lead Adopter Sam Tyson
FHWA
sam.tyson@dot.gov
Illinois Implementation Assistance Program – The Illinois Tollway is utilizing technical assistance from FHWA and will use the funding assistance to offset construction costs to replace bridge approaches on I-294 near Chicago. Lead Adopter Dan Gancarz
Illinois Tollway
dgancarz@getipass.com
Kansas Implementation Assistance Program – The Kansas Department of Transportation is utilizing technical assistance from FHWA and will use the funding assistance to offset construction costs of precast concrete to replace an intersection on US-73 providing access to Ft. Leavenworth. Lead Adopter Sam Tyson
FHWA
sam.tyson@dot.gov
Texas Implementation Assistance Program – The Texas Department of Transportation is utilizing technical assistance to replace the intersection of FM97 & 72 in the “energy sector” south of San Antonio. Lead Adopter Andy Naranjo
Texas Department of Transportation
andy.naranjo@txdot.gov
Wisconsin Implementation Assistance Program – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is utilizing technical assistance from FHWA and will use the funding assistance to offset construction costs of precast concrete for full-depth repairs on the Beltline Highway around Madison. Lead Adopter David Layton
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
david.layton@dot.wi.gov

Expediting Project Delivery (C19)

Strategies for addressing or avoiding common constraints to speed delivery of transportation planning and environmental review projects.

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Arizona Implementation Assistance Program – Arizona Department of Transportation is facilitating a workshop and developing an action plan to identify and address constraints in delivering the Local Public Agency - Federal-aid Program Lead Adopter Paul O'Brien
Arizona Department of Transportation
pobrien@azdot.gov
Arizona Implementation Assistance Program – Maricopa Association of Governments, in conjunction with other agencies, is developing a risk register with stakeholders, which expedites planning and environmental review of key global transportation projects in the Intermountain West region Lead Adopter Denise McClafferty
Maricopa Association of Governments
dmcclafferty@azmag.gov
Arkansas Implementation Assistance Program – Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is facilitating an assessment workshop to identify leading constraints and develop an action plan to implement and integrate related strategies User Incentive Tymli Frierson
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department
tymli.frierson@ahtd.ar.gov
California Implementation Assistance Program – California Department of Transportation is developing and implementing an environmental process-based action plan User Incentive Paul Hierling
California Department of Transportation
phierling@ambag.org
California Implementation Assistance Program – Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments is creating a Transportation Finance Working Group to facilitate communications among local agencies User Incentive Suzanne Melim
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
suzanne.melim@dot.ca.gov
Florida Implementation Assistance Program – Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a workshop to assess constraints and develop ideas in order to implement process refinements Lead Adopter Steven C. Braun, P.E.
Florida Department of Transportation
steve.braun@dot.state.fl.us
Idaho Implementation Assistance Program – Idaho Transportation Department is integrating systems to better inform, coordinate, and streamline the decision-making process Lead Adopter Erika Bowen
Idaho Transportation Department
erika.bowen@itd.idaho.gov
Massachusetts Implementation Assistance Program – Massachusetts Department of Transportation is expediting project delivery through enhanced early environmental coordination Lead Adopter Tim Dexter
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
timothy.dexter@state.ma.us
Nebraska Implementation Assistance Program – Nebraska Department of Roads is implementing various strategies to improve current processes User Incentive Mike Owen
Nebraska Department of Roads
mike.owen@nebraska.gov
South Carolina Implementation Assistance Program - South Carolina Department of Transportation supporting the advancement of one or more expedited delivery strategies including the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Project. User Incentive Michelle Shepherd
South Carolina Department of Tranportation
shepherdam@scdot.org
South Dakota Implementation Assistance Program – South Dakota Department of Transportation is identifying significant constraints to develop an action plan to implement the most appropriate strategies User Incentive David Huft
South Dakota Department of Transportation
dave.huft@state.sd.us
Vermont Implementation Assistance Program – Vermont Agency of Transportation is utilizing product methods to evolve and enhance the Accelerated Bridge Program Lead Adopter Wayne Symonds
Vermont Agency of Transportation
wayne.symonds@state.vt.us

Identifying and Managing Utility Conflicts (R15B)

Improving cooperation among highway agencies and utilities for faster project delivery.

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Iowa Implementation Assistance Program – The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking to minimize the negative impacts that utilities have during the key phases of a DOT project. One area where this will be explored is along US 30 between highways IA-21 and US 218. Lead Adopter Bryan Bradley
Iowa Department of Transportation
bryan.bradley@iowa.gov
Kentucky Implementation Assistance Program – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be implementing the Kentucky Utility and Rail Tracking System, which will provide a centralized venue for project specific data sharing between the agencies and impacted utility companies. Lead Adopter Jennifer McCleve, PE
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
jennifer.mccleve@ky.gov
Michigan Implementation Assistance Program – The Michigan Department of Transportation seeks to fully integrate the Data Model and Database Access features into the existing Utility Relocation Tracking System computer application. They will also enhance this application to allow access to the data and project communications tools by internal customers such as utility companies and consultants. Lead Adopter Nick Lefke
Michigan Department of Transportation
lefken@michigan.gov
New Hampshire Implementation Assistance Program – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is updating the Utility Conflict Matrix and Utility Conflict Database used by coordinators to better suit the department’s needs. Lead Adopter Melodie A. Esterberg, PE
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
mesterberg@dot.state.nh.us
Oklahoma Implementation Assistance Program – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is customizing the Utility Conflict Matrix to better meet the processes and needs of the department. Lead Adopter Amanda Rutherford
FHWA
amanda.rutherford@dot.gov
South Dakota Implementation Assistance Program – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is solidifying the use of Utility Conflict Management techniques within the department and extending use statewide to local governments, engineering consultants, utility companies, and construction contractors. Lead Adopter David Huft
South Dakota Department of Transportation
dave.huft@state.sd.us
Texas Implementation Assistance Program – The Texas Department of Transportation is developing and implementing a web-based utility conflict analysis program that will better identify, accommodate, and manage utility facilities within the limits of a transportation project. Lead Adopter Jesse Cooper
Texas Department of Transportation
jesse.cooper@txdot.gov

Pavement Renewal Solutions (R23)

Guidelines for using existing pavements in rapid construction to extend pavement life and save money.

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Arizona Implementation Assistance Program – The Arizona Department of Transportation is applying Pavement Renewal Solutions to renew pavement assets quickly and cost-effectively and to minimize the impacts on road users, to lower the costs of owning these assets, to decrease the use of new pavement, and to reduce the environmental footprint. Lead Adopter Ashek Rana
Arizona Department of Transportation
arana@azdot.gov
California Implementation Assistance Program – The California Department of Transportation is implementing the use of rePave software to more accurately scope the pavement strategy most appropriate for the situation and existing conditions for a variety of projects. Training and webinars are critical to implementation. Lead Adopter Stephen Cooper
FHWA
stephen.j.cooper@dot.gov
Kentucky Implementation Assistance Program – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is conducting training to identify and prove the effectiveness of at least one technique or process that could be implemented in a programmatic manner throughout the State. The goal is the development of an ongoing program that utilizes the identified technique or process. Lead Adopter Paul Looney
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
paul.looney@ky.gov
Louisiana Implementation Assistance Program – The Louisiana Department of Transportation is exploring whether Pavement Renewal systems could speed up the decision making process with respect to what treatment will be placed on a roadway and timing for rehabilitation. Lead Adopter Jeff Lambert
Louisiana Department of Transportation
jeff.lambert@la.gov
Minnesota Implementation Assistance Program – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is conducting training and discussion of the R23 tool, applying the tool in case studies, evaluating the tool’s procedures and processes relative to those used by the department, and documenting the results. Lead Adopter Stephen Cooper
FHWA
stephen.j.cooper@dot.gov
New Jersey Implementation Assistance Program – The New Jersey Department of Transportation will provide educational training to develop a guidance which will assist in the decision making process to determine which existing pavement can be used as part of renewal projects. Lead Adopter Yashvi Patel
New Jersey Department of Transportation
yashvi.patel@dot.state.nj.us
New York Implementation Assistance Program – The New York Department of Transportation is identifying suitable sites and examining relevant data to develop a decision tool to identify and select candidates for rehab/reconstruction that also have cost saving benefits from re-use of existing materials (maximize the use of the previous service life). Lead Adopter Russell Thielke
New York Department of Transportation
russell.thielke@dot.ny.gov
North Dakota Implementation Assistance Program – The North Dakota Department of Transportation is conducting training in the Pavement Renewal Solutions software so it may effectively be implemented in the scoping process. Lead Adopter Stephen Cooper
FHWA
stephen.j.cooper@dot.gov
Utah Implementation Assistance Program – The Utah Department of Transportation is conducting workshops to explore how training and the use of this program by other States could be of value when scoping future projects. Lead Adopter Jason Richins
Utah Department of Transportation
jtrichins@utah.gov

Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement (C20)

A strategic roadmap for making better freight investments

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Arizona Implementation Assistance Program – The Maricopa Association of Governments will develop a multi-modal freight model to better replicate the economic behaviors of establishments, shippers, and carriers by modeling travel and tour formations in Arizona’s Sun Corridor mega-region. Proof of Concept Vladimir Livshits
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
vlivshits@azmag.gov
Florida Implementation Assistance Program – The Florida Department of Transportation is improving the accuracy of freight forecasts in order to support State, regional, and local freight plans and projects by collecting data representing the supply and demand chain for petroleum commodities distributed throughout South Florida. Proof of Concept Min-Tang Li
Florida Department of Transportation
min-tang.li@dot.state.fl.us
Maryland Implementation Assistance Program – The Maryland Department of Transportation and Baltimore Regional Transportation Board will develop a regional tour-based truck model covering intra-local distribution with sensitivity to the long-distance truck flows represented in the statewide freight model. Proof of Concept Subrat Mahapatra
Maryland Department of Transportation
smahapatra@sha.state.md.us
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program – The Mid-America Regional Council will use a combination of existing data and new sources of commercial waybill data to address future freight planning needs by enhancing their ability to establish targets that properly demonstrate the impacts to the cost of freight movement. Proof of Concept Darryl Fields
Mid-America Regional Council
dfields@marc.org
New York Implementation Assistance Program – The Capital District Transportation Committee will create a unified data set for the region at the zip code or transportation analysis zone (TAZ) level by integrating diverse data sources that will support mitigating impacts of trucks, determining the impact of freight on quality of life, improving safety and security, prioritizing investments, and performance measurement. Proof of Concept Chris Bauer
Capital District Transportation Committee
cbauer@cdtcmpo.org
North Carolina Implementation Assistance Program – The Winston-Salem metropolitan planning organization, as part of the Piedmont Triad Regional Model Team, has a three phased approach to more fully integrate freight. This approach consists of collecting data to support development of an advanced freight model, development of an advanced freight sub-model, and a travel diary survey that will be used to update the freight sub-model. Proof of Concept Fredrick D. Haith
Winston-Salem MPO
fredrickh@cityofws.org
Oregon Implementation Assistance Program – The Oregon Department of Transportation will use a hybrid approach to understand the local portion of the region’s supply chains, as well as the tour-based behavior of individual trips to address economic policy questions, depict truck volume and flow of goods, and achieve a greater consistency of data flows between State and regional models. Proof of Concept Bud Reiff
Oregon Department of Transportation
bud.reiff@oregonmetro.gov
Pennsylvania Implementation Assistance Program – The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will advance a freight data planning program to better understand intermodal transportation for freight. This effort will integrate data for distribution supply chains and for performance management, and has the potential to be replicated elsewhere. Proof of Concept Ted Dahlburg
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
tdahlburg@dvrpc.org
South Dakota Implementation Assistance Program – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will study the growth in commodity demand and production and analyze the needs and impacts on the State and local transportation systems. This project will enhance the understanding of how the growth of agricultural production and the current and expected location, timing, and impact of commodity shipping affect South Dakota’s highways. Proof of Concept David Huft
South Dakota Department of Transportation
dave.huft@state.sd.us
Washington Implementation Assistance Program – The Washington State Department of Transportation will collect detailed behavioral response information from industry and local urban truck volume data for the State's food distribution supply chain to accurately model the key State supply chains' behavioral responses to different State policy scenarios aimed at reducing emissions. Proof of Concept Rachel Knutson
Washington State Department of Transportation
knutsor@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Implementation Assistance Program – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will develop a hybridized model for freight demand that, through integration with regional travel demand models, addresses deficiencies in the current statewide freight forecasting and establishes a robust platform for quantifying how different scenarios affect freight transportation in the region. Proof of Concept Jennifer Murray
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
jennifer.murray@dot.wi.gov

Organizing for Reliability Tools (L06/L01/L31/L34)

Improving Transportation Systems Management and Operations and fostering more reliable travel times through business and organizational solutions.

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Arizona Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Jennifer Toth
Arizona Department of Transportation
jtoth@azdot.gov
Arizona Implementation Assistance Program - AZTech (regional partnership) beginning to adopt operational approach to improving travel-time reliability Limited Technical Assistance Jennifer Toth
Arizona Department of Transportation
jtoth@azdot.gov
California Implementation Assistance Program - Caltrans undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Joan Sollenberger
California Department of Transportation
joan.sollenberger@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
District of Columbia Implementation Assistance Program - DOT beginning to adopt operational approach to improving travel-time reliability Limited Technical Assistance Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
Florida Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter John Moore
Florida Department of Transportation
john.moore@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Mark Demidovich
Georgia Department of Transportation
mdemidovich@dot.ga.gov
Indiana Implementation Assistance Program - DOT beginning to adopt operational approach to improving travel-time reliability Limited Technical Assistance Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
Iowa Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
Kansas Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Mike Floberg
Kansas Department of Transportation
floberg@ksdot.org,
Maryland Implementation Assistance Program - State Highway Authority undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Subrat Mahapatra
Maryland State Highway Administration
smahapatra@sha.state.md.us
Michigan Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Julie Stotlemeyer
Minnesota Department of Transportation
julie.stotlemeyer@modot.mo.gov
Nevada Implementation Assistance Program - DOT beginning to adopt operational approach to improving travel-time reliability Limited Technical Assistance Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
New Hampshire Implementation Assistance Program - DOT beginning to adopt operational approach to improving travel-time reliability Limited Technical Assistance Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
New Jersey Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Dennis Motiani
New Jersey Department of Transportation
dhanesh.motiani@dot.state.nj.us
New York Featured Product Implementation Assistance Program - Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Athena Hutchins
Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition
ahutchins@nittec.org
Ohio Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Dave Holstein
Ohio Department of Transportation
dave.holstein@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Implementation Assistance Program - Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) beginning to adopt operational approach to improving travel-time reliability Limited Technical Assistance Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
Oregon Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Galen McGill
Oregon Department of Transportation
galen.e.mcgill@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Doug Tomlinson
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
dtomlinson@pa.gov
Rhode Island Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Russell Holt
Rhode Island Department of Transportation
rholt@dot.ri.gov
South Dakota Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter David Huft
South Dakota Department of Transportation
dave.huft@state.sd.us
Tennessee Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Brad Freeze
Tennessee Department of Transportation
phillip.b.freeze@tn.gov
Utah Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov
Washington Implementation Assistance Program - DOT undergoing operations assessment to improve travel-time reliability Lead Adopter John Nisbet
Washington State Department of Transportation
nisbetj@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington Implementation Assistance Program - Whatcom Council of Governments beginning to adopt operational approach to improving travel-time reliability Limited Technical Assistance Joe Gregory
FHWA
joseph.gregory@dot.gov

Performance Specifications for Rapid Renewal (R07)

Performance specifications to speed construction, reduce oversight, and encourage innovative approaches.

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Alabama Implementation Assistance Program – Alabama Department of Transportation is improving quality in the control process and productivity through the use of intelligent compaction and the Every Day Counts initiative Lead Adopter Lyndi Davis Blackburn
Alabama Department of Transportation
blackburnl@dot.state.al.us
Maine Implementation Assistance Program – Maine Department of Transportation is adopting performance specifications to meet several key goals Lead Adopter Rick Bradbury
Maine Department of Transportation
richard.bradbury@maine.gov
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program – Missouri Department of Transportation is developing and refining grading specifications based on R07 pilot Lead Adopter Bill Stone
Missouri Department of Transportation
william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Vermont Implementation Assistance Program – Vermont Agency of Transportation is developing performance-based specifications for reclaimed pavements and bases Lead Adopter Bill Ahearn
Vermont Agency of Transportation
bill.ahearn@state.vt.us

Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies (R16)

Resources that streamline permitting processes and support rapid decision making to reduce delays.

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Arkansas Implementation Assistance Program – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is working with Union Pacific Railroad to establish a new master agreement and necessary supplemental agreements Lead Adopter Tymli Frierson
Atkansas Highway and Transportation Department
tymli.frierson@ahtd.ar.gov
California Implementation Assistance Program – California Department of Transportation seeks to improve coordination with railroads on flagging needed on annual paving/grading work User Incentive Teresa McNamara
California Department of Transportation
teresa_mcnamara@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Implementation Assistance Program – Colorado Department of Transportation is finalizing template construction and maintenance agreements with both BNSF Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad Lead Adopter Ron Dickey
Colorado Department of Transportation
ronnie.dickey@state.co.us
Idaho Implementation Assistance Program – Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is facilitating interaction among rail agencies and ITD to create a streamlined institutional agreement User Incentive Monica Crider
Idaho Transportation Department
monica.crider@itd.idaho.gov
Pennsylvania Implementation Assistance Program – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is beginning implementation of mitigation strategies Lead Adopter Daniel D. Leonard
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
danleonard@pa.gov
South Dakota Implementation Assistance Program – South Dakota Department of Transportation is beginning implementation of mitigation strategies Lead Adopter David Huft
South Dakota Department of Transportation
dave.huft@state.sd.us
Texas Implementation Assistance Program – Texas Department of Transportation is implementing standardization for various master agreements with railroad companies User Incentive Darin Kosmak
Texas Department of Transportation
darin.kosmak@txdot.gov

Implementing Eco-Logical (C06)

A practical guide to address ecological priorities in highway planning.

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California Implementation Assistance Program - Caltrans beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Suzanne Melim
California Department of Transportation
suzanne_melim@dot.ca.gov
California Implementation Assistance Program - Association of Monterrey Bay Area Governments beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Paul Hierling
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
phierling@ambag.org
California Implementation Assistance Program - Southern California Association of Governments beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Shari Schaftlein
FHWA
shari.schaftlein@dot.gov
Colorado Implementation Assistance Program - Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments implementing Eco-Logical planning approach Lead Adopter Craig Casper
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
ccasper@ppacg.org
Georgia Implementation Assistance Program - Atlanta Regional Commission implementing Eco-Logical planning approach Lead Adopter Chris Faulkner
Atlanta Regional Commission
cfaulkner@atlantaregional.com
Idaho Implementation Assistance Program - DOT implementing Eco-Logical planning approach Lead Adopter Sonna Fernandez
Idaho Transportation Department
sonnalynn.fernandez@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Implementation Assistance Program - DOT beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Sonna Fernandez
Idaho Transportation Department
sonnalynn.fernandez@itd.idaho.gov
Indiana Implementation Assistance Program - Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Travis Miller
Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
tmiller@oki.org
Kentucky Implementation Assistance Program - Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Travis Miller
Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
tmiller@oki.org
Maine Implementation Assistance Program - DOT implementing Eco-Logical planning approach Lead Adopter Judy Gates
Maine Department of Transportation
judy.gates@maine.gov
Michigan Implementation Assistance Program - DOT implementing Eco-Logical planning approach Lead Adopter Margaret Barondess
Michigan Department of Transportation
barondessm@michigan.gov
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program - DOT beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Christopher Shulse
Minnesota Department of Transportation
christopher.shulse@modot.mo.gov
New Hampshire Implementation Assistance Program - DOT beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Shari Schaftlein
FHWA
shari.schaftlein@dot.gov
Ohio Implementation Assistance Program - Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments beginning adoption of Eco-Logical planning approach User Incentive Travis Miller
Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
tmiller@oki.org
Texas Implementation Assistance Program - North Central Texas Council of Governments implementing Eco-Logical planning approach Lead Adopter Kendall Wendling
North Central Texas Council of Governments
kwendling@nctcog.org
Virginia Implementation Assistance Program - Charlotte-Albemarle MPO implementing Eco-Logical planning approach Lead Adopter Shari Schaftlein
FHWA
shari.schaftlein@dot.gov

Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal (R04)

Standardized plans to help local builders replace typical bridges faster.

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Arizona Implementation Assistance Program - Gila River Indian Community DOT applying toolkit to IR7 Gila River Bridge Lead Adopter Steve Johnson
Gila River Indian Community Department of Transportation
steven.johnson@gric.nsn.us
California Implementation Assistance Program - Caltrans applying toolkit to Fort Goff Creek Bridge Lead Adopter Dorie Mellon
California Department of Transportation
dorie_mellon@dot.ca.gov
Kentucky Implementation Assistance Program - Transportation Cabinet applying toolkit to KY-6 Stewarts Creek Lead Adopter Kevin Sandefur
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
kevin.sandefur@ky.gov
Maine Implementation Assistance Program - DOT applying toolkit to Kittery Overpass Lead Adopter Leanne R. Timberlake
Maine Department of Transportation
leanne.timberlake@maine.gov
Michigan Implementation Assistance Program - Federal Lands Highway applying toolkit to Seney National Wildlife Refuge project Lead Adopter Victoria Peters
Federal Lands Highway
victoria.peters@dot.gov
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program - DOT applying toolkit to Bridge A-0087 Lead Adopter Shay Burrows
FHWA
shay.burrows@dot.gov
Nebraska Implementation Assistance Program - NDOR applying toolkit to a bridge project Limited Technical Assistance Shay Burrows
FHWA
shay.burrows@dot.gov
Rhode Island Implementation Assistance Program - DOT applying toolkit to Warren Avenue project Lead Adopter Shay Burrows
FHWA
shay.burrows@dot.gov
Wisconsin Implementation Assistance Program - DOT applying toolkit to I-39 / I-90 expansion Lead Adopter William Oliva
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
william.oliva@dot.wi.gov

Guidelines for the Preservation of High-Traffic-Volume Roadways (R26)

A new guide that identifies the best options to preserve and maintain the Nation’s busiest urban and rural roadways.

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Arizona Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Kevin Robertson
Arizona Department of Transportation
krobertson2@azdot.gov
Delaware Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in two new projects Lead Adopter Jennifer Pinkerton
Delaware Department of Transportation
jennifer.pinkerton@state.de.us
District of Columbia Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Thomas Van
FHWA
thomas.van@dot.gov
Georgia Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in three new projects Lead Adopter Chuck Hasty
Georgia Department of Transportation
chasty@dot.ga.gov
Kentucky Implementation Assistance Program - Transportation Cabinet currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Greg Garner
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
greg.garner@ky.gov
Maine Implementation Assistance Program - DOT planning for three new projects User Incentive Denis Lovely
Maine Department of Transportation
emory.lovely@maine.gov
Massachusetts Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in one new project with four R26 technologies Lead Adopter Jennifer Slesinger
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
jennifer.slesinger@state.ma.us
Minnesota Implementation Assistance Program - DOT/MnRoad currently engaged in one new project Lead Adopter Jerry Geib
Minnesota Department of Transportation - MnRoad
jerry.geib@state.mn.us
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation
jennifer.harper@modot.mo.gov
Pennsylvania Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in three new projects Lead Adopter Thomas Van
FHWA
thomas.van@dot.gov
Rhode Island Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Thomas Van
FHWA
thomas.van@dot.gov
Tennessee Implementation Assistance Program - DOT planning for four new projects User Incentive Mark Woods
Tennessee Department of Transportation
mark.woods@tn.gov
Washington Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Jeff Uhlmeyer
Washington State Department of Transportation
uhlmeyj@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Implementation Assistance Program - DOT planning for four new projects User Incentive Jed Peters
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
jed.peters@dot.wi.gov

Participation Levels

When open to applications, implementation assistance is available at three participation levels:

  • Proof of Concept Pilot

    Opportunity to help evaluate the readiness of a particular product.

  • Lead Adopter Incentive

    Available to help offset costs associated with product implementation and risk mitigation.

  • User Incentive

    Available to accomplish a variety of implementation activities. Examples include conducting internal assessments, executing system process changes, and organizing peer exchanges.

Assistance will vary by product, depending on the status of product development and the steps required to make the product market-ready, considering current usage, risk, and geographic saturation.

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