TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 3: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance presents the systematic technology reconnaissance, evaluation, and adoption methodology (STREAM).
STREAM is a process that transportation agencies can use to identify, assess, shape, and adopt new and emerging technologies to help achieve long-term system performance objectives. The process reflects relevant trends in technologies and their applications and is designed to help transportation agencies anticipate, adapt to, and shape the future.
NCHRP Report 750, Volume 3 is the third in a series of reports being produced by NCHRP Project 20-83: Long-Range Strategic Issues Facing the Transportation Industry. Major trends affecting the future of the United States and the world will dramatically reshape transportation priorities and needs. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) established the NCHRP Project 20-83 research series to examine global and domestic long-range strategic issues and their implications for state departments of transportation (DOTs); AASHTO's aim for the research series is to help prepare the DOTs for the challenges and benefits created by these trends.
Other volumes in this series currently available include:
• NCHRP Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 1: Scenario Planning for Freight Transportation Infrastructure Investment
• NCHRP Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 2: Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and the Highway System: Practitioner’s Guide and Research Report>
• NCHRP Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 4: Sustainability as an Organizing Principle for Transportation Agencies
• NCHRP Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 5: Preparing State Transportation Agencies for an Uncertain Energy Future
• NCHRP Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 6: The Effects of Socio-Demographics on Future Travel Demand
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||1-2|
|Chapter 2 - Foundations of STREAM||3-10|
|Chapter 3 - STREAM: A Systematic Technology Reconnaissance, Evaluation, and Adoption Method||11-17|
|Chapter 4 - STREAM in Application: Bridge Deck Evaluation||18-28|
|Chapter 5 - Implementation of STREAM||29-32|
|Appendix A - Technology Assessment, Adoption, and Implementation by Transportation Agencies||33-44|
|Appendix B - STREAM Applied to Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology||45-70|
|Appendix C - STREAM Applied to Driver Information Systems||71-93|
|Appendix D - Materials Supporting Bridge Deck NDE STREAM Example||94-100|
|Appendix E - Supporting Information for STREAM Application Case Studies||101-102|
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