The 81st annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, scheduled for January
13-17, 2002, in Washington, DC, will provide numerous opportunities to learn more
about the status and progress of the Long-Term Pavement Performance
(LTPP) program. The LTPP State Coordinator's Meeting on January 13,
for example, will feature presentations on LTPP program accomplishments
in 2001; State and consultant perspectives on how they have benefited
from the results of the LTPP program; and a new TRB LTPP Committee
report, Fulfilling the Promise of Better Roads. A session on "LTPP:
The Challenge, Benefits, and Progress," scheduled for January
14, will also feature information on Fulfilling the Promise of Better
Roads, as well as updates on LTPP data analysis and product development.
And an International Coordinators Meeting that will be held that week,
will serve as an open forum to discuss the LTPP program.
Implementation of the LTPP Specific Pavement Study (SPS) traffic data
collection initiative will be the featured topic at a Traffic Pooled
Fund Study meeting to be held on January 13. The Pooled Fund study's
goal is to improve the quality and quantity of monitored traffic data
for the SPS-1, -2, -5, -6, and -8 projects. These projects were designed
to learn how such factors as cumulative traffic loading affect pavements
of different compositions, environmental conditions, and layer thicknesses.
LTPP staff will also sponsor the TRB Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG)
forum on January 12. All annual meeting attendees who are interested
in the analysis of pavement performance data are welcome to attend
the forum without charge.
For more information on the LTPP sessions, contact Aramis Lopez at
FHWA, 202-493-3145 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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