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SUMMARY REPORT
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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-038     Date:  February 2018
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-038
Date: February 2018

 

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FHWA Research And Technology Evaluation Program Summary Report Fiscal Year 2016

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FOREWORD

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology (R&T) Program furthers FHWA’s Office of Research, Development and Technology’s (RD&T) goal of ensuring transparency, accessibility, and responsiveness of RD&T for all stakeholders.

This report summarizes the 16 evaluations being conducted by FHWA’s Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management. Summaries for completed projects include initial findings as well as background on each project.

All information in this report is current as of October 2016.

This report should be of interest to program managers, office directors, and executives within FHWA as well as others within State transportation departments and portions of the Federal Government interested in the outcomes and impacts of FHWA research.

Monique Evans, Acting Associate Administrator
Research, Development, and Technolog

Notice

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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

FHWA-HRT-17-038

2. Government Accession No. 3 Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

FHWA Research and Technology Evaluation Program Summary Report

5. Report Date

February 2018

6. Performing Organization Code

OST-R V-321

7. Author(s)

Lee Biernbaum, Alison Bisch, Gregory Bucci, Christopher Calley, Lora Chajka-Cadin, Sharon Chan-Edmiston, David Epstein, Gina Filosa, Joseph Luna, Alexandra Oster, Margaret Petrella, Carson Poe, Sean Puckett, Sari Radin, Lydia Rainville, and Gina Solman

8. Performing Organization Report No.

 

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH6115V00008

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation
Management
Federal Highway Administration
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101-2296

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Summary Report; Fiscal year 2016

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

 

15. Supplementary Notes

John Moulden is the Research and Technology Program Manager and the Contracting Officer’s Representative for Contract DTFH for this program summary.

16. Abstract

This report summarizes the 16 evaluations being conducted by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center on behalf of FHWA’s Research and Technology (R&T) Program. The FHWA R&T Program furthers the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center’s goal of ensuring transparency, accessibility, and responsiveness of R&T for all stakeholders. Six evaluation teams have finished data collection and written reports. One team has delivered a final phase I report and is preparing its phase II report. One team has delivered a draft final report. Of the 10 evaluations currently in progress, 7 teams have submitted final evaluation plans, 2 teams have submitted draft evaluation plans, and 1 team has submitted a preliminary evaluation plan.

17. Key Words

Evaluation, Research, Technology, Development.

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

19. Security Classification
(of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classification
(of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

51

22. Price

N/A

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Crosscutting Recommendations

Completed Projects

In-Progress Projects

Concluding Materials

Appendix. Project Status

Acknowledgments

References

List of Tables

Table 1. Overview of completed and ongoing FHWA R&T evaluations

Table 2. FHWA R&T Evaluation Program presentations

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Abbreviation

Definition

AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

ABM

activity-based models

ABMS

agent-based modeling and simulation

ASC

adaptive signal control

BCA

benefit–cost analysis

BDS

Bridge Design Specifications

CMF

crash modification factor

CMP

Corporate Master Plan for Research and Deployment of Technology & Innovation

DTA

dynamic traffic assignment

EAR

Exploratory Advanced Research (Program)

EDC

Every Day Counts (Program)

eNEPA

National Environmental Policy Act collaboration tool

EIS

environmental impact statement

EPSP

Evaluation of Pavement Safety Performance

FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration

GRS-IBS

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil— Integrated Bridge System

HERS

Highway Economic Requirements System

HFST

high- friction surface treatments

HRTM

Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management

HSIP

Highway Safety Improvement Program

IAP

Implementation Assistance Program

LRFD

load and resistance factor design

MBE

Manual for Bridge Evaluation

MPO

metropolitan planning organization

NCHRP

National Cooperative Highway Research Program

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NHTS

National Household Travel Survey

NPS

National Park Service

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board

P3

public–private partnership

P3 Program

Public-Private Capacity Building Program

PCP

precast concrete pavement

R&T

Research and Technology

R09

Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Projects

RAP

reclaimed asphalt pavement

RAS

reclaimed asphalt shingles

RT-TRACS

real-time traffic adaptive signal control system

RTCC

Research and Technology Coordinating Committee

SHRP2

Second Strategic Highway Research Program

SHSP

Strategic Highway Safety Plan

TFHRC

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

TIM

traffic incident management

TRB

Transportation Research Board

UNR

University of Nevada, Reno

VOC

vehicle operating cost

WMA

warm-mix asphalt

 

 

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