The Washington State Department of Transportation has operated a successful research program for many years, producing findings that have supported the operating divisions of the department. Because of personnel changes, an increased research budget, and a desire for closer ties to state universities, the secretary of transportation requested that a major review of the research organization be carried out. This review included interviews with key department employees, universities, other departments of transportation, and transportation center contacts. Also included was a national survey of 51 departments of transportation on their practices (100 percent response). On the basis of this information and careful study, a new research organization was recommended that included a new committee structure and stronger ties to operating divisions and state universities. The study also recommends a joint director for the department of transportation research office and state transportation center, which includes the department of transportation and two universities. The secretary accepted the recommendations now under implementation.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 15-20
  • Monograph Title: Labor and manpower management issues
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038111
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM