U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is a national research program carried out through the collaborative efforts of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Created in 1962 as a means to conduct research in acute problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide, the NCHRP is administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and sponsored by the individual State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) of the AASHTO in cooperation with the FHWA.
The NCHRP is a voluntary program funded by the States on an annual basis. Funding for NCHRP comes to 5.5 percent of the 2 percent State planning and research (SP&R) funding set-aside from the Federal-aid highway program. Participation in the NCHRP allows the States to leverage their research funding with that of other States to achieve similar research objectives without duplication of effort. This program affords a unique partnership between State, Federal, and private sector transportation experts.
NCHRP primarily focuses on the following research areas: pavements; economics; operations and control; general materials; illumination and visibility; snow and ice control; traffic planning; forecasting; bituminous materials; specifications, procedures, and practices; law; bridges; equipment; maintenance of highways and structures; general design; roadside development; safety; concrete materials; finance; special projects; testing and instrumentation; vehicle barrier systems; mechanics and foundations; and impact analysis. Information on NCHRP projects can be found at the NCHRP Web site at http://www.trb.org/NCHRP/Public/NCHRP.aspx.
|»||Apportionment of Funds|
|»||Clarification of Policy on Indirect Costs of State and Local Governments|
|»||FHWA, State DOT, and MPO Rights to Copyrighted and Patented Items Developed with FHWA Planning and Research Funds|
|»||Guidance on Use of SPR Funds for Travel and Training|
|»||Guidance on the Use of FHWA State Planning and Research Funds for Reimbursement of Education and Tuition Expenses|
|»||American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials|
|»||Council of University Transportation Centers|
|»||Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)|
|»||Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development|
|»||Research and Technology Coordinating Committee|
|»||Research Advisory Committee|
|»||Standing Committee on Research (SCOR)|
|»||Transportation Research Board|
|»||The World Road Association (PIARC)|