Transforming a State DOT Research Program: Michigan Department of Transportation Peer Exchange Report, December 3-6, 2007

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT’s) Office of Research & Best Practices (ORBP) hosted a peer exchange on December 3–6, 2007, in Lansing, Michigan. Representatives from five state Departments of Transportation (DOTs), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)–Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania State University joined representatives from MDOT and FHWA–Michigan to share experiences and best practices in research program development and management.The exchange began with a background presentation by Michigan and program overviews from the visiting team members. The panel addressed the following questions: How have you transformed your program and what caused you to make this transformation? How have you initiated and developed a move in a new direction? What obstacles did you face? What strategies did you find successful? What benefits do you see in managing your program the way you do? What challenges do you still face? What is your shining star, your most noteworthy program element? The rest of the conference was structured around four main topic areas: Needs Identification, University Partnerships, Research Project Management, and Measuring and Reporting Results.


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  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 9:14AM