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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-011
Date: March 2013

SHRP 2 Implementation Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are accepting applications for the new SHRP 2 Solutions Implementation Assistance Program. This initiative will help transportation agencies begin deploying products developed under the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) (see January/February 2013 Focus). Research projects conducted under SHRP 2 have resulted in an array of advanced tools and technologies for improving highway safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity.

Products included are:

  • Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal (Product R04).
  • Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Contracts (Product R09).
  • Innovative Strategies for Managing Complex Projects (Product R10).
  • Preservation Options for High–Volume Roadways (Product R26).
  • Implementing Eco–Logical (Product C06).
  • Organizing for Reliability Tools (Products L01/L06).

Implementation assistance is available for hosting a pilot project, serving as a "lead adopter" or Lead State for the technology, or using the new product. Approximately $10.5 million in funding is available, with the amount of awards varying by product and level of assistance. Depending on the product, State departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations are eligible for the awards. Selection criteria include geographic location, current or past interest in implementing similar products, and a demonstrated ability to implement new products or processes.

For more information or to apply, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/goshrp2. All applications must be submitted by March 22, 2013. Awards will be announced starting in mid April. FHWA and AASHTO expect to announce a second round of implementation opportunities this summer.

To learn more about SHRP 2 and the individual products, visit http://SHRP2.transportation.org. Additional information is available by contacting Carin Michel at FHWA, 410–962–2530 (email: goSHRP2@dot.gov), or Pam Hutton at AASHTO, 303–263–1212 (email: phutton@aashto.org).

Logo of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2).

Updated: 03/08/2013

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