The Promises and Risks of Innovation: Findings from the Transportation Research Board’s 2016 State Partnership Visits Program

The Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) annual State Partnership Visits Program sends TRB staff to meet on site with representatives of State departments of transportation (DOTs) and with representatives of universities, transit and other transportation agencies, and industry. TRB staff are also involved with planning and delivering conferences, workshops, webinars, and meetings. This report summarizes what TRB staff learned from visits and activities during 2016. It touches briefly upon innovations being explored in areas such as planning, data, port terminal operations, public transit, pavement design, geotechnical engineering, and Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) implementation. It discusses the benefits of new technologies as well as the uncertainties and challenges that State transportation agencies must address.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 10-21
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 307
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01632638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2017 2:03PM