July 23, 2019
  • 2:34 pm Committee Leadership Comes into Focus for 116th Congress
  • 2:22 pm Interstate System Report Calls for More Funding, Tolling, VMT Fees, and Cybersecurity
  • 2:15 pm In Memoriam: President George H. W. Bush, ISTEA, and Transportation
  • 1:56 pm Growth Projected for Transportation Projects, but Costs a Challenge
  • 1:35 pm FAA Reshuffles Executives, Plans Drone Identification Rulemaking in Spring 2019
  • 1:28 pm Predictive Technology Helps Reduce Crashes on I-15 Corridor in Las Vegas
  • 1:14 pm Video Report: MoDOT Produces Multi-Lingual Safety Message
  • 1:11 pm PennDOT Nears Completion of Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 12:28 pm Contentious House Hearing Examines FTA’s CIG Program, HTF Impact
  • 12:20 pm FHWA’s Hendrickson to Become AASHTO’s Deputy Director
  • 12:16 pm GAO Report Finds INFRA Grant Program Lacks Consistency, Transparency
  • 12:11 pm FHWA’s Nason Highlights Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation
  • 12:07 pm USDOT, FMCSA Step-Up Efforts to Deter Human Trafficking

Each year, the Research Advisory Committee of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials asks state departments of transportation to identify and document recently completed “high-value” research projects. The RAC then publishes an annual compilation of all these projects in a document called Research Impacts: Better – Faster – Cheaper, which helps eliminate or reduce duplication of research.

States must nominate projects by March 31, with regional review and voting for the top 16 projects identified via that process – dubbed the “Sweet 16” – taking place from April 1 through April 30.

The final “Sweet 16” projects will be identified by May 15 so that the states may make preparations to present projects and be recognized at the RAC/Transportation Research Board State Representatives Annual Meeting, which is typically held in July.

State DOTs may nominate any research project with the following qualifications:

  • The project must be completed by March 31. Projects may have been completed in prior years as long as they have not been previously submitted.
  • A state may submit research projects on which it served as the lead contracting agency, regardless of the funding source.
  • States may combine multiple related or phased projects into a single entry, provided that at least one of the projects fits the qualifications laid out in the first two bullet points.

For more information on program, or submit a project for consideration, visit highvalueresearch.org.

 

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