Technology Champions for a New Century
What are the high payoff, innovative technologies that State and local
transportation agencies and industry can start using now to improve
our Nation's roads and bridges? And how can those technologies best
be transferred into the hands of State, local, and industry users? Answering
these questions is the charge of the new American Association of State
Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Steering Group for Technology
Deployment, which kicked off its first meeting in Indianapolis in December.
At the meeting, the group defined its mission as "championing the implementation
of technology among AASHTO member agencies, local agencies, and their
industry partners to improve the Nation's transportation system." Reflecting
this mission, the steering body will now be known as the Technology
Implementation Group (TIG). Over the next 3 months, TIG will be identifying
three to four technologies to champion and finalizing its business plan
for delivering the technologies to users, as well as creating partnerships
to facilitate that technology delivery.
For more information on TIG, contact Haleem Tahir at AASHTO, 301-975-5275
(fax: 301-330-1956; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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