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Coordination and Outreach

 

In order for the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) program to succeed, it must have strong partnerships with the State departments of transportation (DOTs) that own bridges, consultants who design and inspect bridges, industries that supply the materials for bridges, and academia who provide innovative technologies for use on bridges. The LTBP staff and contractors have been working to strengthen these partnerships through various forums discussed below

 

TRB LTBP Advisory Committee

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) LTBP Advisory Committee focuses on programmatic issues for the LTBP program. The role of the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee will be to receive briefings from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) staff and contractors on LTBP's plans and progress, and to deliberate and come to a consensus on advice or recommendations for improvement of the program. The committee consists of approximately 12 appointed members, each serving a renewable 3-year term, along with liaisons from key bridge industries. Committee meetings are held every six months, both in person and via teleconference. The TRB LTBP Advisory Committee is advised by the three following Expert Task Groups (ETGs)

 

LTBP Expert Task Group on Bridge Durability and Preservation

The Expert Task Group (ETG) on Bridge Durability and Preservation is a subsidiary committee of the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee. Its purpose is to advise the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee on matters related to durability and preservation of highway bridges located throughout the United States. The ETG provides comments and advice intended to help solve technical issues and operational problems encountered in these activities. The work of the ETG is intended to facilitate a state of good repair and long-term operational survivability of highway bridges in the United States. The ETG reports its findings and suggestions to the TRB Advisory Committee.

 

LTBP ETG on Bridge Evaluation and Monitoring

The ETG on Bridge Evaluation and Monitoring is a subsidiary committee of the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee. Its purpose is to advise the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee on matters related to use of nondestructive equipment and procedures for collecting and analyzing information pertaining to the performance of highway bridges located throughout the United States. The ETG provides comments and advice intended to help solve technical issues and operational problems encountered in these activities. The work of the ETG is intended to facilitate the long-term operational survivability of highway bridges in the United States. The ETG reports its findings and suggestions to the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee.

 

LTBP ETG on Traffic and Truck Weights

The ETG on Bridge Traffic and Truck Weights is a subsidiary committee of the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee. Its purpose is to advise the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee on matters related to collection and analysis of traffic and truck data, including data collected at a representative number of highway bridges located throughout the United States. The ETG provides comments and advice intended to help solve technical issues and operational problems encountered in these activities. The work of the ETG is intended to facilitate the accumulation of a database of high-quality traffic and truck data in quantities sufficient to support performance analysis, and projects investigating how and why highway bridges in the United States deteriorate due to design, materials, traffic, and environmental conditions. The ETG reports its findings and suggestions to the TRB LTBP Advisory Committee.

 

LTBP: Long-Term Bridge Performance Program

Office of Infrastructure R&D Links

» Office of Infrastructure R&D
» Infrastructure R&D Program
»Long-Term Bridge
  Performance Program

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  Performance Program
»Foundation
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  Program (FCP)
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» Infrastructure R&D Laboratories
» Infrastructure R&D Projects
» Infrastructure R&D Publications
» Infrastructure R&D Topics

 

Updates

» FHWA Launches Flagship Initiative to Collect Nationwide Data on Highway Bridges
  
» FHWA Deploys LTBP Program

 

Related Links

» National Bridge Inventory
  
» AASHTO Bridges Subcommittee
  
» Strategic Highway Research Program 2

 

Contact Us

» Hamid Ghasemi, Ph.D
LTBP Program Manager
202-493-3024
E-mail ltbp@dot.gov
  
»Address
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
  
»Driving Directions/Map Click here for directions and a map to theTurner-Fairbank Highway Research Center facility.

 

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