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December 2001Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-005

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In Brief

The 81st annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 13-17, 2002, in Washington, DC, will provide numerous opportunities to learn more about the status and progress of the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program. The LTPP State Coordinator's Meeting on January 13, for example, will feature presentations on LTPP program accomplishments in 2001; State and consultant perspectives on how they have benefited from the results of the LTPP program; and a new TRB LTPP Committee report, Fulfilling the Promise of Better Roads. A session on "LTPP: The Challenge, Benefits, and Progress," scheduled for January 14, will also feature information on Fulfilling the Promise of Better Roads, as well as updates on LTPP data analysis and product development. And an International Coordinators Meeting that will be held that week, will serve as an open forum to discuss the LTPP program.

Implementation of the LTPP Specific Pavement Study (SPS) traffic data collection initiative will be the featured topic at a Traffic Pooled Fund Study meeting to be held on January 13. The Pooled Fund study's goal is to improve the quality and quantity of monitored traffic data for the SPS-1, -2, -5, -6, and -8 projects. These projects were designed to learn how such factors as cumulative traffic loading affect pavements of different compositions, environmental conditions, and layer thicknesses.

LTPP staff will also sponsor the TRB Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG) forum on January 12. All annual meeting attendees who are interested in the analysis of pavement performance data are welcome to attend the forum without charge.

For more information on the LTPP sessions, contact Aramis Lopez at FHWA, 202-493-3145 (email: aramis.lopez@fhwa.dot.gov).

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