Regional and National Implementation and Coordination of ME Design

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(305)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1365
Partners: Manitoba Transportation, AL, AZDOT, CA, CO, FHWA, FL, GADOT, IADOT, IL, KS, KY, MDOT SHA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NV, Ontario MOT, PADOT, SC, VA, WI
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $980,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jennifer Albert
jennifer.albert@dot.gov
Phone: 202-527-2115
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Christopher Wagner
christopher.wagner@dot.gov
Phone: 404-562-3693
Study Champion(s): Jennifer Albert
jennifer.albert@dot.gov
Phone: 202-527-2115
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Arizona Department of Transportation 2017 $30,000.00 Dianne Kresich Dianne Kresich 602-712-3134 dkresich@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Dianne Kresich 602-712-3134 dkresich@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2019 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Dianne Kresich 602-712-3134 dkresich@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Mehdi Parvini Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Mehdi Parvini Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Mehdi Parvini Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration 2014 $25,000.00 Christopher Wagner Christopher Wagner 404-562-3693 christopher.wagner@dot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Ian Rish Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Ian Rish Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2015 $10,000.00 Joseph Tucker Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2016 $10,000.00 Joseph Tucker Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2017 $10,000.00 Joseph Tucker Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Manitoba Transportation $0.00
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2015 $10,000.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2016 $10,000.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2017 $30,000.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2018 $0.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2019 $0.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Justin Schenkel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Justin Schenkel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Bill Barstis Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michele Maher Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
Virginia Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Tirupan Mandal Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Tirupan Mandal Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Tirupan Mandal Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

The Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) was developed under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project 1-37A with an objective to provide the highway community with a state-of-the-practice tool for the design for new and rehabilitated pavement structures. This substantial effort produced the MEPDG that includes a Manual of Practice and companion AASHTO Pavement ME DesignTM software with documentation. The MEPDG Manual of Practice was prepared under NCHRP Project 1-40B, which became the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ balloted and approved design procedure.

Development of the MEPDG is only the first phase. The next phase is implementation, adoption, and use of that design procedure by the AASHTO member states and Canadian provinces that have supported MEPDG development. Currently, State highway agencies are at various phases of the implementation effort. Based on a recent synthesis conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Board (NCHRP), three states have implemented the MEPDG and 30 additional states and several Canadian provinces plan to implement within 5 years.(1)

Regional and National coordination between agency representatives will be critical in the next 5 years in reducing the duplication of efforts and help highway agencies adopt this new design procedure. A recent survey conducted by AASHTO revealed that 42 out of 51 agencies (83%) support the creation of regional peer exchanges and a National AASHTO Users group.(2)

This pooled fund study will serve to meet the need for forums to discuss ME Design implementation efforts and will also coordinate implementation efforts on a regional and National level. These activities will aid in ME Design adoption.

Objectives

The purpose of the peer exchanges and the AASHTO National Users Group meeting is to support State DOT and Canadian province implementation of ME Design procedures by (1) sharing information between, (2) identifying issues at the local/regional level with regard to implementation, (3) identifying needs or areas that still need to be researched relative to the MEPDG, and (4) organizing implementation efforts on a regional and National basis.

The four peer exchanges will be limited to participation by governmental agencies, while the AASHTO Users group meeting will be open to industry representatives, academics, consultants, and others interested in ME Design. Funds from this pooled fund will only be used to support contributing agency travel and development activities. The peer exchanges and AASHTO National Users Group meeting will focus primarily on the efforts related to the AASHTO MEPDG and related Pavement ME DesignTM software. However, all agencies are welcome to participate in the pooled fund; as most topics covered are fundamental and applicable to all ME design procedures and pavement design in general.

Scope of Work

This pooled fund will include the following tasks:

• Conduct 4 regional peer exchanges in each of the 4 AASHTO regions each year.

• Conduct 1 National AASHTO Users Group meeting each year

• Provide funding for travel for 2 representatives from each participating agency to one regional meeting and the National AASHTO Users Group meeting.

• Provide contract support for meeting logistics and documentation of outcomes

• Develop regionally and nationally significant products that aid MEPDG implementation including technical briefs, synthesis of best practices, updates of MEPDG documentation

• Formation of TAC to select and approve topics to be funded

• Develop a charter to define the governance structure of the regional groups and AASHTO Users Group and expenditures from the pooled fund

Comments

Proposed Project Funding:

20 states @ a minimum of $10,000 per state each of five years = $1,000,000. Since many states are only able to commit one year at a time, the minimum funds required for this to become a pooled fund project and to be maintained as such each calendar year are $200,000 per year.

State DOTs:

• $10,000/year to allow 2 participants to attend 1 regional peer exchange and 1 National Users Group

Summary of Requirements for Project Sponsors:

• Financial support

• Meeting participation twice a year for 2 participants from each state.

• Active collaboration with each other and principal investigators to identify, instigate, develop, and author tech transfer materials and research initiatives. States may choose to contribute additional funds for specific tech transfer or research initiatives, beyond the normal pooled fund financial contribution. These initiatives may be funded either by individual states, or if multiple states have the same needs, then the initiatives may be funded and overseen by a group of states.

• Championing the deliverables from the pooled fund such as providing technical material to key staff, and facilitating implementation of new technologies and practices

References:

1. Implementation of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) and Software. NCHRP Synthesis Topic 44-06. 2014.

2. AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Customer Survey. August 2013. http://www.me-design.com/MEDesign/Index.html

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
2016 ME Users Group Report ME UG 1 Indy_Summary Report_2-8-17_final.pdf Annual Report Public
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1365.pdf Memorandum Public
Lead Agency Acceptance Memo Acceptance_Memo TPF 5(305) 082714.pdf Memorandum Public
2016 ME Design Users group meeting Brochure Pavement ME Meeting Brochure.pdf Other Public
ME Users Group 2017 Brochure ME User Group Meeting Brochure - Denver.pdf Other Public
Agenda 2018 Users Group Meeting me-meeting-program-nashville.pdf Other Public
2018 ME Users group contact information AASHTO ME USER GROUP Meeting Participants.docx Other Public
TAC meeting 021020 TAC Planning Meeting 021020.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Slides Break Seat Rubblized 072121_ Webinar_break seat_rubblized_vandenbossche.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Slides AC Overlay Webinar 1 asphalt overlay lpierce_final.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Q&A FHWA PMEUG Training Webinar 1_QA_final_8-12-21.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Polls PMEUG Training Webinar 1 Polls.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Link to Recording https://me-design.com/MEDesign/UserGroup.html Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Slides for CIR and FDR Webinar 2 CIR and FDR lpierce_rte.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Slides for Whitetopping 100721_ Webinar_Webinar 2 Conventional Whitetopping.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Q&A FHWA PMEUG Training Webinar 2_QA_v4_10-18-21.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Polls PMEUG Training Webinar 2 Polls.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Link to Recording for FDR-CIR Design and PCC Overlays ( https://me-design.com/MEDesign/UserGroup.html Other Public
July 2015 Quarterly Report Quarterly Progress Report Public
Sept 2015 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report Sept 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
December 2105 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report December 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2016 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report March 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2016 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report June 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Sept 2016 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report Sept 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2017 Quarterly report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report March 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 Sept Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report Sept 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 ME Users Group Appendix ME UG 1 Indy_App A-C_3-2-17_final.pdf Report Public
2017 ME Users Group Report MEUG2_Denver_Summary Report_2-15-18_Final.pdf Report Public
2017 ME Users Group Appendicies 2017 ME UG 2 Denver_App A-C_Final.pdf Report Public
2018 ME Users Group Draft Report ME UG 3 Nashville_Summary Report_2-25-19.pdf Report Public
2018 ME Users Group Appendix A-C ME UG 3 Nashville_App A-C_06-10-19.pdf Report Public
2019 ME Users Group Draft Report ME UG 4 New Orleans_Draft Summary Report_v2_12-23-19.pdf Report Public
2019 ME Users Group Draft Report Appendix ME UG 4 New Orleans_App A-C_12-23-19_compressed.pdf Report Public
Draft ME Practitioners Guide Part 1 Practitioner Guide RAMs Part 1.docx Report Public
Draft ME Practitioners Guide Part 2 Practitioner Guide RAMs Part 2.docx Report Public
2020 ME Users Group Report PMEUG Mtg 5 Virtual_Final Tech Report_3-1-21.pdf Report Public
Kick Off meeting notes Sept 2015 Work Plan Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Solicitation ME Design Users Group TPF Solicitation 1365.docx Solicitation Public

Regional and National Implementation and Coordination of ME Design

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(305)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1365
Partners: Manitoba Transportation, AL, AZDOT, CA, CO, FHWA, FL, GADOT, IADOT, IL, KS, KY, MDOT SHA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NV, Ontario MOT, PADOT, SC, VA, WI
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $980,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jennifer Albert
jennifer.albert@dot.gov
Phone: 202-527-2115
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Christopher Wagner
christopher.wagner@dot.gov
Phone: 404-562-3693
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Arizona Department of Transportation 2017 $30,000.00 Dianne Kresich Dianne Kresich 602-712-3134 dkresich@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Dianne Kresich 602-712-3134 dkresich@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2019 $0.00 Dianne Kresich Dianne Kresich 602-712-3134 dkresich@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Mehdi Parvini Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Mehdi Parvini Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Mehdi Parvini Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Jay Goldbaum Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration 2014 $25,000.00 Christopher Wagner Christopher Wagner 404-562-3693 christopher.wagner@dot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Rhonda Taylor Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Ian Rish Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Ian Rish Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Charles Wienrank Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Chris Brakke Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Ryan Barrett David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2015 $10,000.00 Joseph Tucker Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2016 $10,000.00 Joseph Tucker Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2017 $10,000.00 Joseph Tucker Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2015 $10,000.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2016 $10,000.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2017 $30,000.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2018 $0.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2019 $0.00 Geoffrey Hall Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Justin Schenkel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Justin Schenkel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Bill Barstis Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 John Donahue Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Michele Maher Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Clark Morrison Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Aaron Perez Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Susanne Chan Susanne Chan 416-235-5311 Susanne.Chan@ontario.ca
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Lydia Peddicord Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Eric Carroll Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
Virginia Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Hari Nair Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2017 $10,000.00 Tirupan Mandal Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Tirupan Mandal Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Tirupan Mandal Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) was developed under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project 1-37A with an objective to provide the highway community with a state-of-the-practice tool for the design for new and rehabilitated pavement structures. This substantial effort produced the MEPDG that includes a Manual of Practice and companion AASHTO Pavement ME DesignTM software with documentation. The MEPDG Manual of Practice was prepared under NCHRP Project 1-40B, which became the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ balloted and approved design procedure.

Development of the MEPDG is only the first phase. The next phase is implementation, adoption, and use of that design procedure by the AASHTO member states and Canadian provinces that have supported MEPDG development. Currently, State highway agencies are at various phases of the implementation effort. Based on a recent synthesis conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Board (NCHRP), three states have implemented the MEPDG and 30 additional states and several Canadian provinces plan to implement within 5 years.(1)

Regional and National coordination between agency representatives will be critical in the next 5 years in reducing the duplication of efforts and help highway agencies adopt this new design procedure. A recent survey conducted by AASHTO revealed that 42 out of 51 agencies (83%) support the creation of regional peer exchanges and a National AASHTO Users group.(2)

This pooled fund study will serve to meet the need for forums to discuss ME Design implementation efforts and will also coordinate implementation efforts on a regional and National level. These activities will aid in ME Design adoption.

Objectives

The purpose of the peer exchanges and the AASHTO National Users Group meeting is to support State DOT and Canadian province implementation of ME Design procedures by (1) sharing information between, (2) identifying issues at the local/regional level with regard to implementation, (3) identifying needs or areas that still need to be researched relative to the MEPDG, and (4) organizing implementation efforts on a regional and National basis.

The four peer exchanges will be limited to participation by governmental agencies, while the AASHTO Users group meeting will be open to industry representatives, academics, consultants, and others interested in ME Design. Funds from this pooled fund will only be used to support contributing agency travel and development activities. The peer exchanges and AASHTO National Users Group meeting will focus primarily on the efforts related to the AASHTO MEPDG and related Pavement ME DesignTM software. However, all agencies are welcome to participate in the pooled fund; as most topics covered are fundamental and applicable to all ME design procedures and pavement design in general.

Scope of Work

This pooled fund will include the following tasks:

• Conduct 4 regional peer exchanges in each of the 4 AASHTO regions each year.

• Conduct 1 National AASHTO Users Group meeting each year

• Provide funding for travel for 2 representatives from each participating agency to one regional meeting and the National AASHTO Users Group meeting.

• Provide contract support for meeting logistics and documentation of outcomes

• Develop regionally and nationally significant products that aid MEPDG implementation including technical briefs, synthesis of best practices, updates of MEPDG documentation

• Formation of TAC to select and approve topics to be funded

• Develop a charter to define the governance structure of the regional groups and AASHTO Users Group and expenditures from the pooled fund

Comments

Proposed Project Funding:

20 states @ a minimum of $10,000 per state each of five years = $1,000,000. Since many states are only able to commit one year at a time, the minimum funds required for this to become a pooled fund project and to be maintained as such each calendar year are $200,000 per year.

State DOTs:

• $10,000/year to allow 2 participants to attend 1 regional peer exchange and 1 National Users Group

Summary of Requirements for Project Sponsors:

• Financial support

• Meeting participation twice a year for 2 participants from each state.

• Active collaboration with each other and principal investigators to identify, instigate, develop, and author tech transfer materials and research initiatives. States may choose to contribute additional funds for specific tech transfer or research initiatives, beyond the normal pooled fund financial contribution. These initiatives may be funded either by individual states, or if multiple states have the same needs, then the initiatives may be funded and overseen by a group of states.

• Championing the deliverables from the pooled fund such as providing technical material to key staff, and facilitating implementation of new technologies and practices

References:

1. Implementation of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) and Software. NCHRP Synthesis Topic 44-06. 2014.

2. AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Customer Survey. August 2013. http://www.me-design.com/MEDesign/Index.html

Title File/Link Type Private
2016 ME Users Group Report ME UG 1 Indy_Summary Report_2-8-17_final.pdf Annual Report Public
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1365.pdf Memorandum Public
Lead Agency Acceptance Memo Acceptance_Memo TPF 5(305) 082714.pdf Memorandum Public
2016 ME Design Users group meeting Brochure Pavement ME Meeting Brochure.pdf Other Public
ME Users Group 2017 Brochure ME User Group Meeting Brochure - Denver.pdf Other Public
Agenda 2018 Users Group Meeting me-meeting-program-nashville.pdf Other Public
2018 ME Users group contact information AASHTO ME USER GROUP Meeting Participants.docx Other Public
TAC meeting 021020 TAC Planning Meeting 021020.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Slides Break Seat Rubblized 072121_ Webinar_break seat_rubblized_vandenbossche.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Slides AC Overlay Webinar 1 asphalt overlay lpierce_final.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Q&A FHWA PMEUG Training Webinar 1_QA_final_8-12-21.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Polls PMEUG Training Webinar 1 Polls.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 072121 Link to Recording Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Slides for CIR and FDR Webinar 2 CIR and FDR lpierce_rte.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Slides for Whitetopping 100721_ Webinar_Webinar 2 Conventional Whitetopping.pptx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Q&A FHWA PMEUG Training Webinar 2_QA_v4_10-18-21.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Polls PMEUG Training Webinar 2 Polls.docx Other Public
Training Webinar 100721 Link to Recording for FDR-CIR Design and PCC Overlays ( Other Public
July 2015 Quarterly Report Quarterly Progress Report Public
Sept 2015 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report Sept 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
December 2105 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report December 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2016 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report March 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2016 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report June 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Sept 2016 Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report Sept 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2017 Quarterly report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report March 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 Sept Quarterly Report TPF 5(305) Quarterly Report Sept 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 ME Users Group Appendix ME UG 1 Indy_App A-C_3-2-17_final.pdf Report Public
2017 ME Users Group Report MEUG2_Denver_Summary Report_2-15-18_Final.pdf Report Public
2017 ME Users Group Appendicies 2017 ME UG 2 Denver_App A-C_Final.pdf Report Public
2018 ME Users Group Draft Report ME UG 3 Nashville_Summary Report_2-25-19.pdf Report Public
2018 ME Users Group Appendix A-C ME UG 3 Nashville_App A-C_06-10-19.pdf Report Public
2019 ME Users Group Draft Report ME UG 4 New Orleans_Draft Summary Report_v2_12-23-19.pdf Report Public
2019 ME Users Group Draft Report Appendix ME UG 4 New Orleans_App A-C_12-23-19_compressed.pdf Report Public
Draft ME Practitioners Guide Part 1 Practitioner Guide RAMs Part 1.docx Report Public
Draft ME Practitioners Guide Part 2 Practitioner Guide RAMs Part 2.docx Report Public
2020 ME Users Group Report PMEUG Mtg 5 Virtual_Final Tech Report_3-1-21.pdf Report Public
Kick Off meeting notes Sept 2015 Work Plan Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Solicitation ME Design Users Group TPF Solicitation 1365.docx Solicitation Public

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