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ACTION: Announcing the 2006 list of Priority, Market-Ready Technologies and Innovation




/s/ Original Signed by:
J. Richard Capka
Acting Administrator

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(D.Elston, x33181)


Associate Administrators
Acting Chief Counsel
Chief Financial Officer
Directors of Field Services
Resource Center Director
Operations Managers
Division Administrators
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers


Technology deployment is one of our Agency's key business processes. The attached list continues to fulfill our commitment to "establish a priority list of market-ready technologies and innovations" (T&Is) made in the FHWA Corporate Master Plan for Research and Deployment of Technology and Innovation. Our initial list of priority T&Is came out in 2003. Today, I am introducing the Agency's updated list containing 24 Priority, Market-Ready, Technologies and Innovations. The 2006 list adopted five technologies selected by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials Technology Implementation Group.

The Agency's R&T Leadership Team endorses the Priority, Market-Ready, Technologies and Innovations including 18 from the initial 2003 list and 6 newly selected technologies and innovations. This is a "living list" and in 2005, the R&T Leadership Team committed to establishing deployment goals for the Agency's list of "push" technologies and innovations. Establishing deployment goals and an impact statement is a crucial step in measuring our success and performance.

The coordination and communication of this list is a joint effort by the Office of Corporate Research and Technology and the Resource Center. The priority T&Is were submitted by a technology owner or champion and meet the market-ready criteria. The list summarizes all 24 technologies and innovations and provides current information on the topics and the experts to contact for technical assistance. Individual one-page marketing flyers containing a description, application of the technology or innovation, deployment goals and technical contact information will be distributed throughout FWHA in early 2006 and available at the TRB annual meeting in January.

I hope you find this information useful. Please contact Debra Elston at 202-493-3181 or Joyce Curtis at 410-962-0739 for further information.


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