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73 APPENDIX F Implementation Plan Forms Items included: FHWA TurnerFairbank Highway Research Center, RD&T Technology Facilitation Action Plan Indiana DOT Research Project Implementation Plan Kansas DOT Research Project Implementation Plan Pennsylvania DOT, Bureau of Planning and Research, Research Division, Implementation Evaluation Form

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74 TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER RD&T Technology Facilitation Action Plan The following provides a framework for items to be included in technology facilitation action plan. The items should be developed in coordination with appropriate Headquarters contact. This framework can than be used to finalize the action plan for delivery of research products. PRODUCT Describe product and its use Description of Product ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Intended User ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Distribution methods ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Alternative Formats ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Delivery Date PROGRAM/PRODUCT SUPPORT List contact information for subject matter experts or resource team Headquarters Contact(s) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Resource Center Contact(s) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Division Office Contact(s) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Other Contact(s)

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75 OUTREACH Describe opportunities or planned external outreach Conference Presentations (ITE, AASHTO, TRB, etc) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Publications (ITE, Public Roads, Transporter, etc.) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Other Outreach Activities TRAINING Describe formal training, briefings or workshop developed or needed Materials Needed ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Instructor Requirements ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Schedule of Training/Workshop/Briefing ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Intended Audience ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Alternative Formats SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES List critical dates and deadlines for Technology Deployment (e.g., when to submit abstracts or articles, whom to contact, when to enlist implementation champions) PROGRAM INTEGRATION Should include discussion of transfer of program activities to appropriate Headquarters Unit Headquarters Contact ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Research Contact research will continue in a support role for many technical areas ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Follow-up Activities some products may create additional program integration activities. (For example has research product resulted in item that should be incorporated in MUTCD.)

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76 INDOT Research Project Implementation Plan Date: ____________ Research Project Number: ____________________ Project Title: _________________________________________________________________________ Principal Investigator: (PI): _________________ Project Administrator (PA): ____________________ Note: If more than one implementor recommended, please fill in the information on each implementor's implementation items: Name of Implementor: _____________________________________________________ Items (Research Results) to be implemented: Help of resources needed for implementation (e.g., help from PI, funding, equipment, etc.): Name of Implementor: _____________________________________________________ Items (Research Results) to be implemented: Help of resources needed for implementation (e.g., help from PI, funding, equipment, etc.): Name of Implementor: _____________________________________________________ Items (Research Results) to be implemented: Help of resources needed for implementation (e.g., help from PI, funding, equipment, etc.): Signatures of SAC members: ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Please send a copy of this form to the INDOT Research Division and FHWA with the final report.

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77 KDOT RESEARCH PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: __________________________________________________________ RESEARCH STUDY NO.: __________________________ TITLE: _____________________________________________________________________________ PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: __________________________________________________________ PROJECT MONITOR: ______________________ AREA PANEL LEADER: ____________________ CONTRACTING AGENCY: ____________________________________________________________ STUDY COST: ___________________________________ SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FINDINGS: Enough detail should be given to provide a basic understanding of the project without necessitating reading the final report. IMPLEMENTATION POTENTIAL: Explain how the research study solved the problem, specify the types of changes being recommended and describe the expected benefits of implementation. Determine if implementation is warranted or further research or development is needed. IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES: The goals and scope of implementation, any potential problems or constraints, and the tools needed to achieve implementation; include any approvals required. TASK SCHEDULING: Describe tasks and assign responsibilities to functional areas and a time schedule for completion of activities.

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78 BUDGET ESTIMATING: Detail the expected costs of implementation as well as the anticipated benefit saving from implementation. Prepared by: _____________________________________ K-TRAN Project Monitor Approved by: ____________________________________ K-TRAN Area Panel Leader

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79 Bureau of Planning and Research Research Division Implementation Evaluation Form To be completed by the Technical Advisor and Program Manager PENNDOT Research Project Title: PENNDOT Research Contract Number: Technical Advisor: Phone Number: Email: Program Manager: Phone Number: Email: Project Background Why Did PennDOT Conduct This Research? Project Findings: Project Recommendations: Please choose the appropriate Communication action(s) from the following: Final Report Distribution (standard) IDEAs Have Consequences (standard) Research Web Site Feature (standard) Research Newsletter Article/Partner Newsletter Article _____________________________ TR News Article (Research Pays Off) PowerPoint Presentation to Engineering Districts PowerPoint Presentation to County Maintenance Managers (MEDP) PowerPoint Presentation to Technical Experts (Bridge Engineers, etc.)_________________ PowerPoint Presentation at Conference (specify which)_____________________________ Technology Transfer (LTAP, Transportation University, other)________________________ Research Implementation Workshop Additional Research Outlook Today Message Highlight on PennDOT Website Project Covered by Attorney/Client Provisions Stop Here

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80 What Core Group of PennDOT Officials Need To Be Aware of This Research? Why Have You Identified This Group? Does this project's final product(s) require a change to current business? Yes No Does this project's final product(s) present an opportunity for a major business process improvement? Yes No If "yes" to either question, please proceed. From the following, please choose as many actions as applicable. Additional Research (to support major business process improvement) Pilot Training Required Policy Development New Specification Development Equipment Purchase Expert Assistance Required Funding Required Please describe the specific tasks and activities associated with this implementation effort.

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81 Total Estimated Cost: List the performance measures that should be used to determine the success $ of the project's implementation. Estimated List of Expenditures: Please stop here. Thank you! Staff Use Only: Highest Technical Expert Recommendation: Would you recommend that this project be included in the Implementation program? Would other states be interested in this project (Pooled Fund Program)? Research Implementation Manager Recommendation: Candidate included in Implementation program ("A") Implementation Program Budget Candidate prioritized as a "B" listed project Research Program Budget No further action for this project ("C" candidate) Transportation Pooled Fund Budget Comments: If you need assistance, [contact name, email, and email address]