APPENDIX A
Committee Meetings and Outreach Process

Committee Meetings

The committee held the following meetings to carry out its charge. A summary of the meeting agendas is included.

Meeting 1:

June 22–23, 1999, Washington D.C. Discussion of task; briefings on study background; panel discussion on SHRP; outreach discussion; research brainstorming session.

Meeting 2:

October 26–27, 1999, Washington, D.C. Panel discussions on strategic needs and research opportunities; panels represented users, engineering and construction industry, infrastructure (materials) supply industries, safety, universities, environment, and local and regional perspectives.

Meeting 3:

March 8–9, 2000, Washington, D.C. Speakers on innovative contracting, environment, and user needs; discussion of selection criteria; discussion of outreach results to date.

Meeting 4:

June 5–6, 2000, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Presentations on context and policy issues, discussion of outreach results to date and potential research topic areas; discussion of principles for program administration.

Meeting 5:

October 31–November 1, 2000, Washington, D.C. Discussion of focused technical outreach results to date and potential research topic areas; discussion of administrative and funding options; review of report outline.

Meeting 6:

March 19–20, 2001, Washington, D.C. Discussion of additional technical outreach, administrative and funding options, and interim work; review of draft report.

Meeting 7:

June 9–10, 2001, Irvine, California. Discussion of final technical outreach results; review of draft report; discussion of report dissemination.



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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 APPENDIX A Committee Meetings and Outreach Process Committee Meetings The committee held the following meetings to carry out its charge. A summary of the meeting agendas is included. Meeting 1: June 22–23, 1999, Washington D.C. Discussion of task; briefings on study background; panel discussion on SHRP; outreach discussion; research brainstorming session. Meeting 2: October 26–27, 1999, Washington, D.C. Panel discussions on strategic needs and research opportunities; panels represented users, engineering and construction industry, infrastructure (materials) supply industries, safety, universities, environment, and local and regional perspectives. Meeting 3: March 8–9, 2000, Washington, D.C. Speakers on innovative contracting, environment, and user needs; discussion of selection criteria; discussion of outreach results to date. Meeting 4: June 5–6, 2000, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Presentations on context and policy issues, discussion of outreach results to date and potential research topic areas; discussion of principles for program administration. Meeting 5: October 31–November 1, 2000, Washington, D.C. Discussion of focused technical outreach results to date and potential research topic areas; discussion of administrative and funding options; review of report outline. Meeting 6: March 19–20, 2001, Washington, D.C. Discussion of additional technical outreach, administrative and funding options, and interim work; review of draft report. Meeting 7: June 9–10, 2001, Irvine, California. Discussion of final technical outreach results; review of draft report; discussion of report dissemination.

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 Interviews with Individuals Involved in the First Strategic Highway Research Program The following individuals were interviewed for background on the first SHRP. The affiliations given are those that obtained during the interviewees’ involvement with SHRP; the dates shown are the dates of the interviews, which were conducted in person or by telephone. Damian J. Kulash, Executive Director of SHRP; January 29, 1999. Francis B. Francois, Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), member of Strategic Transportation Research Study (STRS) Steering Committee and SHRP Task Force, AASHTO ex officio member of SHRP Executive Committee; February 2, 1999. Robert J. Reilly, Director, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and NCHRP liaison to SHRP Task Force; February 3, 1999. Thomas B. Deen, Executive Director, TRB; February 4, 1999. Charles E. Dougan, Manager of Research, Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), member of SHRP Advisory Board on Snow and Ice Study; February 22, 1999. L. Gary Byrd, consultant on STRS report and Interim Director of SHRP; April 9, 1999. Thomas D. Larson, Secretary, Pennsylvania DOT, Chair of STRS Steering Committee, SHRP Task Force, and SHRP Executive Committee; April 11, 1999. Outreach Activities at Committee Meetings June 22–23, 1999, Meeting The following individuals discussed the history of the first SHRP and provided suggestions for the present study (their affiliation with SHRP is noted above): Damian J. Kulash Francis B. Francois Thomas B. Deen

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 October 26–27, 1999, Meeting The following individuals made formal presentations on strategic highway needs and research priorities (other groups were also invited but were unable to attend): Kaid Benfield, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council Thomas W. Brahms, Executive Director, Institute of Transportation Engineers Amar Chaker, Senior Manager, Technical and International Activities Division, American Society of Civil Engineers Paul D. Cullen, Jr., Attorney at Law, The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC, representing the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association Elizabeth A. Deakin, Director, University of California Transportation Research Center Brian Deery, Senior Director, Highway Division, Associated General Contractors Gene Griffin, Director, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University Barbara Harsha, Executive Director, National Association of Governors’ Highway Safety Representatives David Newcomb, Vice President, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association David W. Pittman, Chief, Airfields and Pavements Division, Geotechnical Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dan C. Raterman, County Engineer, McDonough & Henderson Counties, representing the National Association of County Engineers Richard Retting, Senior Transportation Engineer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Glenn Rhett, Environmental Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Valentin Riva, President and CEO, American Concrete Pavement Association Ted Scott, Chief, Highway Policy Division, American Trucking Associations Arun Shirole, Executive Director, National Steel Bridge Alliance Greg Smith, Managing Director, Contractors Division, American Road and Transportation Builders Association

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 Willard W. Smith, Senior Economist, Office of Policy and Reinvention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Joseph M. Sussman, Japan Rail East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology G. Alexander Taft, Executive Director, Wilmington Area Planning Council, representing the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations March 8–9, 2000, Meeting The following individuals made formal presentations on strategic highway needs and research priorities: Mark Kulewicz, Director of Traffic Safety, Auto Club of New York Julie Lalo, Senior Director of Public Affairs, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Nicholas Masucci, President, VMS, Inc. June 5–6, 2000, Meeting The following individuals made presentations on the broad context in which a future strategic highway research program must be considered and discussed potential areas for policy research: Alan Pisarski, consultant, Falls Church, Virginia Martin Wachs, Director, Institute of Transportation Study, University of California, Berkeley Presentations Given by Committee Members and Staff Presentations, discussions, and focus groups took place at the following meetings, led by F-SHRP committee members or TRB staff: AASHTO Board of Directors: October 3, 1999, Tulsa, Oklahoma; April 9, 2000, St. George, Utah; May 20, 2001, Wichita, Kansas AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways: October 1, 1999, Tulsa, Oklahoma; April 8, 2000, St. George, Utah; December 8, 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana; May 19, 2001, Wichita, Kansas AASHTO Standing Committee on Research: program session, October 5, 1999, Tulsa, Oklahoma; committee meetings, October 18, 1999, and March 28, 2000, Washington, D.C.

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 AASHTO Research Advisory Committee: full committee and leadership focus group, July 31, 2000, St. Louis, Missouri; regional meetings, summer 1999 AASHTO Standing Committee on Environment, December 9, 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning, December 9, 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning and Standing Committee on Environment joint meetings: March 22, 2000, Alabama; focus group, April 10, 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana AASHTO Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety, December 9, 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana AASHTO Subcommittee on Design, June 21, 2001, Ipsilanti, Mississippi American Trucking Associations, November 2000 Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, November 11, 2000, Wilmington, Delaware Concrete Pavement Research Committee meeting, May 22, 2000, Tysons Corner, Virginia Conference on Small and Medium-Sized Cities, Little Rock, Arkansas Council of University Transportation Centers, January 7, 2001, Washington, D.C. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Annual Meeting, October 2, 1999, Tulsa, Oklahoma; RD&T Leadership meeting, May 11, 2000, McLean, Virginia Iowa Transportation Conference Long-Term Pavement Performance Program: U.S. Coordinators, January 7, 2001, Washington, D.C.; International Coordinators, January 7, 2001, Washington, D.C. Mississippi Valley Board of Directors, July 12, 2000, Chicago, Illinois Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials Board of Directors, April 30, 2000, Mashantucket, Connecticut Nevada Statewide Conference, Nevada No Name Group, March 30, 2000, Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania Quality Initiative meeting, March 30, 2000, Hershey, Pennsylvania Regional Research Advisory Committee meetings, four presentations during summer 1999 Research and Technology Coordinating Committee, multiple meetings

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 Rhode Island Transportation Forum Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: Board of Directors and Technical Session, August 28, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana SHRP Implementation Task Force, April 6, 2000, St. George, Utah SHRP International Symposium, January 9, 2000, Washington, D.C. SHRP State Coordinators, January 9, 2000, Washington, D.C. TRB Annual Meeting sessions: January 11, 2000, and January 9, 2001, Washington, D.C. TRB Committees: A2D01 (Characteristics of Bituminous Materials) and A5015 (Spatial Data and Information Science), January 11, 2000; A5001 (Conduct of Research), January 12, 2000, Washington, D.C. University of Missouri, February 25, 2000, Columbia, Missouri Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: Board of Directors, June 12, 2000; Technical Session, June 14, 2000, Rapid City, South Dakota Organizations That Responded Organizations also responded by letter, fax, e-mail, and telephone. Where it was possible to determine the source of the response, it is listed below. These responses include the panel presentations listed at the beginning of this appendix. Numbers in parentheses indicate that more than one response was received. State DOTs: Arizona (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut (3), Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota (3), Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Mexico, New York State, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming Professional and industry organizations: America Society of Civil Engineers (2), American Concrete Institute, American Concrete Pavement Association, American Road and Transportation Builders Association, American Trucking Associations, Associated General Contractors, Association of American Railroads, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Materials Technology Center, National Asphalt Pavement Association, National Association of County Engineers, National Steel Bridge Alliance, National Stone Association, Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association, Salt Institute, National Industrial Transportation League

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 Academic institutions: Bethune-Cookman College, Division of Business; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Montana State University; New Jersey Institute of Technology; North Dakota State University; Northeastern University; Pennsylvania State University; Pennsylvania Transportation Institute; Texas Southern University; Texas Transportation Institute (2); University of Arkansas; University of California, Berkeley, Transportation Center; University of California, Berkeley, Department of Civil Engineering; University of Florida; University of Maine; University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center; University of Washington (Seattle); West Virginia University; Western Highway Institute Private-sector firms: Charles River Associates, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler (Traffic and Transportation Research Group); New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.; Orth-Rodgers & Associates, Inc.; VMS, Inc. Federal agencies: Environmental Protection Agency, Energy and Transportation Sectors Division, Office of Policy; Federal Highway Administration, Eastern Resource Center; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2) TRB committees: A1B04 (Motor Vehicle Size and Weight), A1C08 (Telecommunications and Travel Behavior), A1E12 (Light Rail Transit), A2C01 (General Structures), A2D01 (Characteristics of Bituminous Materials), A2F07 (Fabrication and Inspection of Metal Structures) (3), A2L06 (Environmental Factors Except Frost), A3A10 (Highway Capacity and Quality of Service), A3B08 (User Information Systems), A3C03 (Maintenance and Operations Personnel), A5T57 (Transportation and Sustainability), a consortium of seven TRB Standing Committees, response signed by chairs of Committee A3A08 (Operational Effects of Geometrics) and the TRB Joint Subcommittee on Development of a Highway Safety Manual Other: Auto Club of New York; Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance; High Speed Rail Ideas Committee, Task Force on Transportation Security; National Association of Governors’ Highway Safety Representatives; National Safety Council; Natural Resources Defense Council; New Brunswick DOT; No Name Group; Operation Lifesaver; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Technical Advisory Groups for Stage 3 Outreach Once the strategic goals of the program had been identified and the potential research topics narrowed down, small groups of experts were consulted

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 to help develop a general outline of the research program. These individuals are listed below. Crash Causation David Willis, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Forrest Council, University of North Carolina and TRB’s Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Thomas Bryer, Pennsylvania DOT and Partnership Forum Safety Working Group Chair Richard Compton, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Kenneth Stack, General Motors Keith Schultz, General Motors Terry Shelton, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Richard Pain, TRB Jeffrey Paniati, FHWA Infrastructure Renewal Jack Kay, Science Applications International Corporation (retired) and Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Stuart Anderson, Texas A&M University Robert Schuster, Sverdrup Civil (retired) Donn Hancher, University of Kentucky Herb Jakob, Astec Industries, Inc. Thomas Werner, New York State DOT Neil Hawks, TRB Phillip Ditzler, FHWA Travel Time Reliability Phillip Tarnoff, University of Maryland Stephen Lockwood, Parsons Brinckerhoff Gary Larsen, FHWA Vincent Pearce, FHWA Christine Johnson, FHWA Jeffrey Paniati, FHWA Jeffrey Lindley, FHWA Mark Norman, TRB Richard Cunard, TRB

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 Providing New Capacity Sarah Campbell, TransManagement Hank Dittmar, Great American Station Foundation Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California Wayne Kober, Pennsylvania DOT, retired, and member of the Surface Transportation and Environment Cooperative Research Program Advisory Board Susan Mortel, Michigan DOT Kevin Keith, Missouri DOT Brian Smith, Caltrans Carol Cutshall, Wisconsin DOT John Carr, Kentucky DOT James Martin, Center for Transportation and Environment (CTE), North Carolina State University Gary McVoy, New York State DOT Janet L. Myers, CTE David Clawson, AASHTO Jon Williams, TRB Ysela Llort, Florida DOT Mary Lynn Tischer, Arizona DOT Marlin D. Collier, Mississippi DOT Shari Schaftlein, Wisconsin DOT William R. Hauser, New Hampshire DOT Ron McCready, NCHRP Christopher Hedges, NCHRP Other FHWA and TRB Staff Who Participated in Outreach Numerous staff from both FHWA and TRB participated in the outreach process, both by providing input in their areas of expertise and by identifying others to involve in the outreach process. The following individuals were particularly active in their participation: From FHWA—Robert Armstrong, Fred Bank, Susan Binder, Doug Brown, Charlie Churilla, James Cooper, Al Dimillio, Debra Elston, Robert Ferlis, Steven Forster, Michael Freitas, Raj Ghaman, Michael Halladay, John Harding, Tom Harmon, Connie Hill, Marci Kenney, Robert Kogler, Ray

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Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life -- Special Report 260 Krammes, David Kuehn, Sue Lane, Kreig Larson, Dick Livingston, Aramis Lopez, Gary Maring, Regina McElroy, Susan Petty, Raymond Resendes, Shelley Row, Gloria Shepherd, James Shrouds, Fred Skaer, Mark Sarmiento, Michael Savonis, James Sorensen, Paul Teng, Samuel Tignor, Mike Trentecoste, Roy Trent, Toni Wilbur, Bill Wright From TRB—David B. Beal, Joedy W. Cambridge, D. W. (Bill) Dearasaugh, Jr., B. Ray Derr, Walter J. Diewald, Michael Grubbs, Amir N. Hanna, Edward T. Harrigan, Frederick D. Hejl, Timothy Hess, Kris A. Hoellen, Nancy P. Humphrey, G. P. Jayaprakash, Crawford F. Jencks, Frank N. Lisle, Thomas R. Menzies, Joseph R. Morris, Charles W. Niessner, Thomas M. Palmerlee, A. Robert Raab, Jean-Claude Turtschy, Julie Vandenbossche