From Research to Implementation: Reliability Products to Improve Systems Management and Operations

Highway deaths and injuries. Aging infrastructure. Increasing congestion. These urgent issues prompted the United States Congress to authorize the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) in 2009 to conduct research for the development of products to address them. Administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies under a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), SHRP2 has focused on four research areas: Safety, Renewal, Reliability, and Capacity. The goal of SHRP2 is to develop recommended procedures, practices, and applications to advance our nation’s highway system in these focus areas through targeted, short-term, results-oriented research. Currently funded through March 2015, the SHRP2 program is in the final stages of research and development work, with the unveiling of products that could be adopted as standards, guides, or recommended practices at the local, state, or federal level. Current efforts are now focusing on implementation, with FHWA and AASHTO working in partnership to bring the most promising products to wide-scale deployment.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Authors:
    • Conrad, John F
    • Degges, Paul D
    • Murthy, Gummada
  • Publication Date: 2014-6


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  • Accession Number: 01531598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 6 2014 12:17AM