Indiana Department of Transportation Research Program Peer Exchange, June 17-20, 2002

This report summarizes the outcomes of a Peer Exchange conducted at the request of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) on June 17-20, 2002. This learning-through-peers encourages all participants to apply the benefits and practices identified during the exchange to their respective research activities. Participants included representatives from the Institute for Safe, Quiet, and Durable Highways, Virginia Transportation Research Council, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP). INDOT identified five focus areas for special attention: (1) Program administration and project selection, including, effectiveness of the Long Range Research Plan (LRRP) in identifying customer needs, and effectiveness of Research Proposals and the resultant research in meeting customer needs. (2) Compatibility and coordination of the INDOT Strategic Plan with the Research Program’s Long Range Research Plan. (3) Review of new initiatives, which were identified as opportunities in the first peer exchange report, including effectiveness of the initiatives, and how they could be enhanced. (4) Research Program support to major INDOT committees, programs, and policies, including effectiveness of the support, and satisfaction of the executive staff, committee chairs, and division and districts with the research support provided. (5) Research Program in-house staff support, including recommendations to attract and retain qualified research scientists/engineers and professional staff.


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  • Created Date: Jul 22 2014 3:16PM