Indiana Department of Transportation Research Program Peer Exchange, November 13-16, 2006

This report summarizes the outcomes of a Peer Exchange conducted at the request of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) on November 13-16, 2006. This “exchange” was an opportunity for panel members from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, a private sector transportation research management firm, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) representatives to evaluate the INDOT Research Program and to share experiences and best practices with INDOT research staff. This is the third peer exchange conducted by the INDOT Research Program since 1998. INDOT identified emphasis areas to be used as primary topics to guide panel discussions and to focus panel’s fact-finding activities. Emphasis areas dealt with how the INDOT Research Program supports INDOT’s mission, goals and objectives, and programs, such as Major Moves; program administration and the JTRP structure and operations; Research Program support to INDOT Business Units; the relationship of the Research Program to its stakeholders; and more. The peer exchange panel conducted over 20 interviews and information gathering sessions with a broad spectrum of research program users and stakeholders including INDOT Central Office and District senior management; a variety of industry representatives, the FHWA, JTRP management, administration, and researchers. The panel identified three significant areas to report its findings: The Need for Research; Strengths of the Program; and Key Issues and Opportunities.


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  • Created Date: Jul 22 2014 3:15PM