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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 the various forums discussed below.

 

State LTBP Coordinators

FHWA has established an LTBP State Coordinators Group with one key bridge person from each State in the Nation, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The inaugural meeting of the LTBP State coordinators was held September 13–14, 2011, to familiarize the State representatives with the scope and goals of the program, summarize the anticipated role of the coordinators, and solicit their ideas and feedback on the conduct of the program and planning for the broader execution phase of the program.

 

Long-Term Bridge Performance Program State Coordinators

 

Transportation Research Board (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 the LTBP's plans and progress, and to deliberate on the advice and recommendations for program improvement. The committee consists of 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 ETG on Bridge Durability and Preservation.
  • LTBP ETG on Bridge Evaluation and Monitoring.
  • LTBP ETG on Traffic and Truck Weights.

 

LTBP ETG on Bridge Durability and Preservation

The 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

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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

» Robert Zobel
LTBP Program Coordinator
202-493-3024
E-mail ltbp@dot.gov
  
» Yamayra Rodriguez-Otero
LTBP Development and Outreach Engineer
202-493-3252
E-mail ltbp@dot.gov
  
»Address
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
  
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