The integration of highway departments into transportation agencies requires, among other things, a shift in research and development emphasis. The question is raised as to how research and development should be organized and managed to ensure attention to the full spectrum of transportation problems. The approach of one such agency is explained. A survey was made of 29 representative departments; 26 responded to 10 basic questions. Answers, in a collective sense, resulted in conclusions that provide guidance for structuring, operating, and maintaining a strong research and development capability in a state transportation agency. Finally, the reason for a prospective research and developement partnership between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the University of Minnesota is described. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 38-40
  • Monograph Title: Technology Transfer, the Research Process, and Creating a Productive Environment
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315344
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029937
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM