Executive Strategies to Deliver Practical Design

Since the early 1990s (post Interstate era), the transportation community has faced uncertainty in funding at federal, state, and local levels. These cycles of high and low funding tended to be challenging but relatively short, and they were typically followed by long-term funding/financing solutions. In recent times, the low funding periods have been extended for many years with only short-term solutions, or “fixes”. This funding uncertainty has forced states to review their policies, processes, and practices for delivering transportation improvements by stretching available funding as far as possible. This resulted in the development and use of Practical Design and related initiatives by a number of states to ensure that projects were not being over designed. The objective of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 20-24(102) is to assist the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in engaging senior state transportation agency leaders in defining a program that will advance an understanding of Practical Design principles and practices and identify areas in which a potential work plan will help AASHTO advance the state of the practice. This final report provides a proposed AASHTO work plan and performance measure report.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 96p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 102
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2018 2:41PM