A group of New England transportation professionals, seeking mutual cooperation, formed the New England Transportation Consortium (NETC) in 1983. Its members are the state departments of transportation and state universities of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and participants from AASHTO and FHWA. The program is administered by AASHTO as a pooled-fund project and is managed and coordinated by MIT. The purpose of NETC is to pool the financial, professional, and academic resources of New England and to use them for research and development of improved methods of dealing with common problems in the planning, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and operation of the highway system in the five states. NETC is a supplement to individual, ongoing state research programs or participation in the NCHRP. Goals include implementation of a three-pronged program for New England that consists of research and development, technology transfer, and education and training; development of improved methods of dealing with common transportation problems; effective use of the results of completed and current research activities; and provision of trained professionals for employment in New England. Candidate projects are recommended by the states and their universities. NETC determines project priority by regional significance, common needs, and suitability for university research.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 13-14
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 143
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00486196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM