WASHTO-X III

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1250
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2009
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2011
Solicitation Expires: Nov 10, 2010
Partners: CA, ID, OK, UT
Lead Organization: Utah Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2010
Commitment End Year: 2013
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $100,000.00
Commitments Received: $65,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Stevens
davidstevens@utah.gov
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Betty Bangerter
betty.bangerter@dot.gov
Phone: 801.955.3514
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Azzeddine Benouar Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Azzeddine Benouar Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Azzeddine Benouar Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Ned Parrish Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Ned Parrish Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Ned Parrish Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Oklahoma Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Ginger McGovern 405- 522-1447 gmcgovern@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Ginger McGovern 405- 522-1447 gmcgovern@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Ginger McGovern 405- 522-1447 gmcgovern@odot.org
Utah Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2013 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov

Background

General Introduction

WASHTO-X is a program that facilitates the exchange of information among transportation personnel on related subjects. WASHTO-X is funded by a research pooled fund project, where partner states (mainly from the western region of the US) contribute. In the past, meetings and sessions were conducted primarily by videoconference, using FHWA provided communication bridges. The first two phases of the project¿s sessions were well attended. Quite often, non-partner states joined the sessions because of the interest in the covered subjects. The second (last) phase was completed on June 2008. This work plan describes the third phase background, objectives, tasks and proposed budget.

Background

Implementation of research and the process of technology transfer frequently require considerable effort and time before the technology becomes common practice. In view of this, more emphasis should be given to facilitate the implementation of potentially cost effective research and new technologies by transportation agencies. Candid responses from persons participating in the WASHTO-X Peer Exchange have indicated that such informal exchanges of information and experiences among peer experts and managers help facilitate the implementation of new technologies, practices, and materials. With the current high cost of travel and the need to be more competitive globally, it is critical to advance the use of new technologies and the results of promising research. The resource commitments required and the confusing lines of communication in the process are just a few of the barriers to the effective flow of innovative ideas between agencies.

Experience has shown that the end-user must be involved in research to facilitate implementation. With the increased involvement of FHWA and other State DOT¿s in the next phase of the WASHTO-X Program we will continue to provide the opportunity to use this same technique with technology transfer on both a regional and national basis. We can get those who have created or are using innovative techniques directly in touch with those who could adopt and apply the concept.

Phase 1 and 2 of the program reported responses from participants indicate that 34% ¿plan to make changes in the way you do business¿ as a result of attending a WASHTO-X session. This phase of the program will continue to put technical experts in direct contact with each other to exchange ideas on how they conduct their work, establish policy, enhance technical networking, and serve as resources for problem solving.

A total of 96 sessions have been delivered under Phases 1 and 2 of the program since the program was initiated in July of 2002. The number of participants is 1,717 technical experts and managers. During Phase 2 there were 33 sessions conducted with 1020 technical experts and managers participating.

Objectives

1. Manage the WASHTO-X Videoconferencing Program for the agencies participating in the pooled-fund study for calendar year 2010. Plan and deliver 10 interactive video/web conferencing sessions on subjects of interest as requested by partner states.

2. Improve the program as specified by the WASHTO-X Program Steering Committee.

3. Gather information related to the benefits, costs, problems encountered, and lessons learned during the year.

4. Deliver the findings of the study to the sponsoring states through reports, presentations, and the program web site.

Scope of Work

Task 1 - Develop a Network of Technical Experts.

These will include the areas of administration, structures, geotechnical, construction, motor carrier, environmental, ITS, maintenance/operations, pavements, safety, traffic, design, and right-of-way.

Task 2 - Update the Network of Site Coordinators representing each agency participating.

Task 3 - Update the Network of Site Technicians for each site.

Task 4 - Develop an automated email notification process for the program.

Task 5 - Modify the Web Site to include the functions outlined in this contract.

Task 6 - Arrange Tests of Individual Sites Connectivity.

Task 7 - Arrange Tests of Multiple Sites Connectivity.

Task 8 - Compile and Prioritize Topics for calendar year 2010.

Task 9 - Solicit Topic Hosts for calendar year 2010.

Comments

We are hoping that at least six states will join, committing at least $5,000 yearly

No document attached.

WASHTO-X III

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1250
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2009
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2011
Solicitation Expires: Nov 10, 2010
Partners: CA, ID, OK, UT
Lead Organization: Utah Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2010
Commitment End Year: 2013
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $100,000.00
Commitments Received: $65,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Stevens
davidstevens@utah.gov
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Betty Bangerter
betty.bangerter@dot.gov
Phone: 801.955.3514
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Azzeddine Benouar Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Azzeddine Benouar Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Azzeddine Benouar Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Ned Parrish Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Ned Parrish Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Ned Parrish Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Oklahoma Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Ginger McGovern 405- 522-1447 gmcgovern@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Ginger McGovern 405- 522-1447 gmcgovern@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Ginger McGovern 405- 522-1447 gmcgovern@odot.org
Utah Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2013 $5,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov

Background

General Introduction

WASHTO-X is a program that facilitates the exchange of information among transportation personnel on related subjects. WASHTO-X is funded by a research pooled fund project, where partner states (mainly from the western region of the US) contribute. In the past, meetings and sessions were conducted primarily by videoconference, using FHWA provided communication bridges. The first two phases of the project¿s sessions were well attended. Quite often, non-partner states joined the sessions because of the interest in the covered subjects. The second (last) phase was completed on June 2008. This work plan describes the third phase background, objectives, tasks and proposed budget.

Background

Implementation of research and the process of technology transfer frequently require considerable effort and time before the technology becomes common practice. In view of this, more emphasis should be given to facilitate the implementation of potentially cost effective research and new technologies by transportation agencies. Candid responses from persons participating in the WASHTO-X Peer Exchange have indicated that such informal exchanges of information and experiences among peer experts and managers help facilitate the implementation of new technologies, practices, and materials. With the current high cost of travel and the need to be more competitive globally, it is critical to advance the use of new technologies and the results of promising research. The resource commitments required and the confusing lines of communication in the process are just a few of the barriers to the effective flow of innovative ideas between agencies.

Experience has shown that the end-user must be involved in research to facilitate implementation. With the increased involvement of FHWA and other State DOT¿s in the next phase of the WASHTO-X Program we will continue to provide the opportunity to use this same technique with technology transfer on both a regional and national basis. We can get those who have created or are using innovative techniques directly in touch with those who could adopt and apply the concept.

Phase 1 and 2 of the program reported responses from participants indicate that 34% ¿plan to make changes in the way you do business¿ as a result of attending a WASHTO-X session. This phase of the program will continue to put technical experts in direct contact with each other to exchange ideas on how they conduct their work, establish policy, enhance technical networking, and serve as resources for problem solving.

A total of 96 sessions have been delivered under Phases 1 and 2 of the program since the program was initiated in July of 2002. The number of participants is 1,717 technical experts and managers. During Phase 2 there were 33 sessions conducted with 1020 technical experts and managers participating.

Objectives

1. Manage the WASHTO-X Videoconferencing Program for the agencies participating in the pooled-fund study for calendar year 2010. Plan and deliver 10 interactive video/web conferencing sessions on subjects of interest as requested by partner states.

2. Improve the program as specified by the WASHTO-X Program Steering Committee.

3. Gather information related to the benefits, costs, problems encountered, and lessons learned during the year.

4. Deliver the findings of the study to the sponsoring states through reports, presentations, and the program web site.

Scope of Work

Task 1 - Develop a Network of Technical Experts.

These will include the areas of administration, structures, geotechnical, construction, motor carrier, environmental, ITS, maintenance/operations, pavements, safety, traffic, design, and right-of-way.

Task 2 - Update the Network of Site Coordinators representing each agency participating.

Task 3 - Update the Network of Site Technicians for each site.

Task 4 - Develop an automated email notification process for the program.

Task 5 - Modify the Web Site to include the functions outlined in this contract.

Task 6 - Arrange Tests of Individual Sites Connectivity.

Task 7 - Arrange Tests of Multiple Sites Connectivity.

Task 8 - Compile and Prioritize Topics for calendar year 2010.

Task 9 - Solicit Topic Hosts for calendar year 2010.

Comments

We are hoping that at least six states will join, committing at least $5,000 yearly

No document attached.

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