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FHWA Order 6000.3A
|FHWA DEVELOPMENT AND COORDINATION OF THE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM|
|Classification Code||Date||Office of Primary Interest|
|6000.3A||January 26, 2001||HRPD-1|
Membership on the Management Council includes the:
(1)The FHWA Management Council executes the functions previously carried out by the Research and Technology Executive Board (RTEB), which is eliminated.
(2) The Management Council meets monthly, and during the budget cycle, shall provide policy direction for the R&T program, reach agreement on R&T program priorities, make recommendations to the Administrator regarding allocating funds available to FHWA for the R&T program, and review FHWA's progress in meeting goals, accomplishments, priorities, and milestones for the R&T program.
(3) The Management Council shall use the R&T program budget submission (the R&T portion of FHWA's annual budget submission, including other funding sources, particularly funding available through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, PL 105-178, or subsequent reauthorizations) as its base working document. The program budget includes information on agency goals, anticipated accomplishments for the current fiscal year, anticipated products and milestones for the upcoming fiscal year, and new major initiatives for the fiscal year of the program budget.
(4) The Director, Office of Research, Development, and Technology, will provide secretariat services for the R&T related activities of the Management Council.
(1) provide leadership on strategic and long-range R&T programs within their business area,
(2) identify problems and research needs,
(3) formulate strategies to develop and deliver R&T solutions to national transportation problems,
(4) establish plans that focus on multi-year programs, priorities, and focus areas, including funding needs by fiscal year,
(5) define measurable goals that can be identified to drive the objectives in the FHWA Strategic Plan, and
(6) monitor progress.
(1) prepare draft and final R&T budget materials, based on the overall allocation of funds available to FHWA for the R&T program,
(2) prepare procurement plans and requests for studies, and
(3) carry out the program in cooperation with program offices, field offices and other Headquarters offices, as appropriate.
(1) provide a source of national and international expertise to focus on critical national agenda items upon which the FHWA could draw in formulating and delivering its Research and Technology Program,
(2) support the National R&T Partnership Initiative and facilitate the operations of the working groups established as part of the initiative,
(3) provide a mechanism for considering the views of research bodies, highway users, suppliers, and contractors, along with economic, social, energy, and environmental concerns, as these issues relate to highway transportation research and technology policy and programs,
(4) ensure that products evolving from the highway research process are directed towards market development and application, both in national and international arenas,
(5) address issues related to the implementation of research results and the application of technology in the highway transportation field,
(6) encourage improved government, public-private, and international harmonization in other highway-related fields and in multi-modal transportation research and innovation,
(7) identify areas of overlap and duplication and areas needing increased or decreased emphasis, considering prospective progress, costs, and program needs,
(8) position the United States' highway research programs for preeminent world leadership in technical expertise and knowledge, and
(9) enhance interest, awareness, and opportunities for highway research careers.