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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-012
Date: April 2010

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Enter the 2010 International Contest on LTPP Data Analysis

Put the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program database to work for you. The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) LTPP program and the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers are cosponsoring the 2010 International Contest on LTPP Data Analysis.

"The contest is designed to encourage university students, professors, and highway department engineers from around the world to get involved in using the LTPP database," says Antonio Nieves Torres of FHWA.

LTPP data from more than 2,500 pavement test sections throughout North America are housed in the world's largest pavement performance database, covering such areas as climate, materials, maintenance, pavement monitoring, rehabilitation, and traffic. Data can be obtained through DataPave Online, a user-friendly Web tool available at

Using data from the LTPP database, contestants can submit papers in four categories:

  1. Undergraduate students (individual or team entry—$3,000 prize).
  2. Graduate students (individual or team entry—$3,000 prize).
  3. Partnership (undergraduate or graduate students working in partnership with a State highway agency or private sector organization—$3,000 prize).
  4. Curriculum (college and university professors can enter a curriculum that uses the LTPP database—$1,000 prize).

Papers will be judged on:

  • Usefulness of product and potential benefit to end users.
  • Originality of concept and demonstrated use of the LTPP database.
  • Organization of paper and presentation.

The deadline for contest submissions is June 30, 2010. Winners will be notified in October 2010 and recognized at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January 2011. For more information about the contest or submission requirements, visit Information is also available by contacting Antonio Nieves Torres at FHWA, 202-366-4597 (email:

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