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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-011
Date: March 2009
The next round of requests for proposals (RFPs) for Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) 2 projects was scheduled to be released March 10, 2009. As authorized under the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), SHRP 2's goal is to develop recommended procedures, practices, and applications to advance the Nation's highway system in the key focus areas of safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity. The new RFPs will be issued in all four focus areas. Projects in the renewal area will include "Innovation in the Location of Deep Utilities," "Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects," "Nondestructive Testing for Tunnels," and "Strategic Approaches at the Corridor and Network Level to Minimize Disruption from the Renewal Process."
For more information on SHRP 2 and a link to a chart listing the new RFPs, visit www.trb.org/SHRP2. Information about SHRP 2 is also available by contacting Linda Mason, Communications Officer for SHRP 2 at the Transportation Research Board (TRB), 202-334-3241 (email: SHRP2@nas.edu). SHRP 2 updates are regularly featured in TRB's weekly Transportation Research e-newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, send an email with the subject header of "TRB E-Newsletter" to Rhouston@nas.edu. The newsletter is also posted online at www.trb.org/news/browse_newsletters.asp.
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