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Publication Number:  N/A    Date:  March 2012
Publication Date: March 2012


This presentation is part of the 2012 National Highway Research Priorities Webinar Series.

State of Good Repair

Webinar on National Highway Research Priorities March 28, 2012

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Jorge E. Pagán-Ortiz
Director, Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Federal Highway Administration

Coordination of Highway Research with University Transportation Centers

Webinar Series Topics and Dates

  1. State of Good Repair, March 28th
  2. Economic Competitiveness, April 5th
  3. Safety, May 8th
  4. Livability and Sustainability, May 9th
  5. Policy and Innovative Financing, May 10th

Invited Participants

Host and Presenters

Webinar Purpose

Thanks for Your Participation

Thanks to the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) for this opportunity to communicate priorities to the UTCs

For more information about UTC participation, contact:
Debra Elston, 202-493-3181

Visit our Web Site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/research

State of Good Repair

Topics to be Covered


Grand Challenge

National Needs

Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan

2011 FHWA Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan


Guiding Principles

Objectives and Strategies

Strategic Plan Objectives

  1. Highway Safety - Reduce the number of fatalities attributable to infrastructure design characteristics and work zones.
  2. Infrastructure Safety and Security - Improve the safety and security of highway infrastructure.
  3. Infrastructure Management - Improve the management of infrastructure assets and advance the implementation of a performance-based program for the National Highway System (NHS).
  4. Project Delivery - Improve the ability of transportation agencies to deliver projects that meet expectations for timeliness, quality and cost.
  5. Mobility - Reduce user delay attributable to infrastructure system performance, maintenance, rehabilitation and construction.
  6. Infrastructure Performance - Improve highway condition and performance through increased use of design, materials, construction and maintenance innovations.
  7. Environmental Sustainability - Reduce the life-cycle environmental impacts of highway infrastructure (design, construction, operation, preservation, and maintenance).

Strategic Plan Structure Example

Infrastructure R&T Roadmap

14 Initiatives with Work Plans Funded

Project Examples

Initiatives for Future Work Plans

Exploratory Advanced Research

Breakthrough Concepts in Material Science

Technology for Assessing Performance


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