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9 users and their needs shared by the panel were central to the fer in highway transportation and in other public- and formation of this document. private-sector venues applicable to highway transporta- tion are discussed. Chapter three details successful technology transfer ORGANIZATION practices and discusses their application, the context in which they were performed, and the ease of replication. Chapter one of the synthesis provides the introduction to the The chapter also identifies factors affecting successful topic, describes the purpose and scope of the project, defines technology transfer and presents information on the important terms that are used in the study, identifies the pri- evaluation of technology transfer practices. mary sources of information used for this report and describes Chapter four addresses the challenges to technology the content and organization of material in the document. transfer. A variety of barriers are discussed and, where Chapters two through six examine the various aspects of the applicable, solutions for overcoming the challenges are practice of transportation technology transfer. detailed. Chapter five describes the perceived needs of the sup- Chapter two includes a general overview of the topic, pliers and users of technology transfer processes. establishing the fundamental issues related to technol- Chapter six details findings and conclusions from the ogy transfer. The current context for technology trans- study and identifies suggestions for future research.