HIGHWAY RESEARCH IN IOWA

THE PROCEDURE NOW IN EFFECT IN IOWA FOR THE DISCHARGE OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH FUNCTION IS DESCRIBED AND THE VARIOUS OPERATIONS OF THAT PROCEDURE ARE EXPLAINED. THE IOWA HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD, CONSISTING OF ELEVEN MEMBERS, WAS STARTED IN DECEMBER OF 1949 FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND DIRECTION OF RESEARCH FINANCED FROM THE FUNDS PROVIDED FROM THE STATE ROAD-USE FUND FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ROADS. THE DUTIES OF EACH MEMBER WERE SET UP TO BE (1) RECEIVE AND CONSIDER ALL SUGGESTIONS FOR HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROJECTS PERTAINING TO EITHER PRIMARY OR SECONDARY ROADS; (2) DEVELOP AN ORDERLY, EFFICIENT, AND COORDINATED HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM; (3) RECOMMEND HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROJECTS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION THAT THE BOARD DEEMS MERITORIOUS AND MOST URGENTLY NEEDED; (4) RECOMMEND TO THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION AN AGENCY THAT THE BOARD DEEMS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CONDUCT AND PROSECUTION OF EACH RESEARCH PROJECT RECOMMENDED; (5) KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PROGRESS BEING MADE ON EACH ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECT AND BRING THE WORK ON EACH SUCH PROJECT TO A CONCLUSION AS PROMPTLY AS MAY BE PRACTICABLE; (6) RECEIVE, CONSIDER, AND ACT ON ALL REPORTS ON HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROJECTS; (7) DISSEMINATE INFORMATION RELATING TO HIGHWAY RESEARCH; AND (8) REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION ON JUNE 30. THE SELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS IS DESCRIBED AND A NUMBER OF RESEARCH PROPOSALS ARE GIVEN. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 33, pp 19-29, 2 TABS
  • Authors:
    • Morris, M
  • Publication Date: 1954

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 12-15, 1954
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00243039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 9 1972 12:00AM