Keeping our partners informed on the Long-Term Pavement Performance Program
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Volume 1, Issue 1 March/April 2005
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Why the LTPP Newsletter?
A message from the LTPP Team:
The Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program works to keep the transportation community informed about our research activities through meetings, workshops, publications, and our web site. Members of our team have heard from many of you, especially at the Transportation Research Board 2005 Annual Meeting, that you are interested in having more frequent and direct contact with us.
To meet this need for improved communication, we are introducing this email newsletter to keep you informed on a regular basis about the progress and activities of the LTPP program.
We plan to provide brief updates on progress in important program activities, including data collection, data releases, new products and publications, pooled fund studies, and data analysis. We will also provide links to our website or to one of our team members for those who are interested in getting more in-depth information.
We welcome your feedback on ways to improve the format and content of the newsletter, more information you'd like to see provided, and any other ideas or suggestions you have. Just send a message with your comments or ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please forward this newsletter to others you think might find it interesting or useful. If a colleague has forwarded this newsletter to you and you'd like to receive it directly, just send us a request at email@example.com. You may also discontinue the newsletter by sending us a message to remove your name from our distribution list.
Thank you for your continued support of LTPP.
Aramis López, Jr.
LTPP Standard Data Release #19 Now Available
LTPP made available the latest edition of the world's largest pavement performance database in Standard Data Release #19. The Standard Data Release is in Microsoft Access® format and available as a 5 CD-ROM set or on a single DVD-ROM. Along with the complete LTPP pavement performance database, the release contains a user reference guide, a tutorial and other information about the database, including what is new since the previous release.
For more information, or to obtain a copy, contact LTPP Customer Support Services at 865-481-2967 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPS Traffic Data Collection Pooled-Fund Study
Louisiana is the latest State to have joined this important study to improve the quality and quantity of research quality data collected from the LTPP Specific Pavement Studies sites. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit the website http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/ltpp/spstraffic/index.cfm.
We will provide a full update on this study in our next issue, May/June 2005.
Materials Action Plan
The LTPP team continued to visit the States and Provinces to resolve materials issues and obtain cores. Request for proposals for a new materials testing contract is now advertised at the FedBizOpps website www.eps.gov/spg/DOT/FHWA/OAM/postdateToday_1.html. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Contacts
LTPP Customer Support Service
LTPP Research Staff
Aramis Lopez, Jr., P.E.
Jack Springer. P.E.
LTPP On-Site Contractors
William Bellinger, P.E.
LTPP Product Team
LTPP Regional Support Contractors (RSCs)
North Central RSC Office
Southern RSC Office
Western RSC Office
LTPP Technical Services Support Contractor (TSSC)
Materials Reference Library (MRL)
FWD Calibration Center Contacts
Also, for scheduling:
North Central Region
North Atlantic Region
For more information, visit us on the web
Topics: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials
Keywords: research, infrastructure, pavements, LTPP, Long-Term Pavement Performance
TRT Terms: U.S. transportation, ground transportation, highway transportation, research, planning and design, design, serviceability, serviceability of specific facilities or equipment, pavement performance