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No Boundaries Roadway Maintenance Practices

General Information

Study Number: TPF-5(239) View Commitment Details Status: Closed Contract/Other Number: TRyy1131
Lead Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation Last Updated: Feb 8, 2018
Contract Start Date: Jul 1, 2011 Est. Completion Date: Contract End Date: Jun 30, 2015
Solicitation Number: 1272
Partners: CA , GADOT , IADOT , MO , MS , OH , PADOT , WA

Contact Information:

Lead Agency Contact(s):
  Bill Stone
william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Phone: 573-526-4328


Financial Summary:

Contract Amount: $229,845.00 Total Commitments Received: $388,000.00 100% SP&R Approval: Approved


Commitments by Organization:

Agency Year Commitments Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2011 $50,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2012 $50,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2013 $50,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Supriya Kamatkar 404-608-4797 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2012 $12,000.00 Supriya Kamatkar 404-608-4797 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2013 $12,000.00 Supriya Kamatkar 404-608-4797 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2012 $12,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2013 $12,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Missouri Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2012 $12,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2013 $12,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov


Study Description

Background:
Increasingly, state departments of transportation (DOTs) are challenged to design and build longer life facilities that result in a higher level of user satisfaction for the public. One of the strategies for achieving longer life facilities is to use innovative technologies and practices. In order to foster new technologies and practices, experts from state DOTs, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), academia and industry must collaborate to identify and examine new and emerging technologies and systems.
The implementation of cost effective research and new technologies is important to change how we do business by improving our products and services. Implementation of new innovations requires considerable resources (time and money) to integrate the technologies into the day to day business practices for DOTs. This project will promote promising ready to deploy innovations that can be used by other DOTs and hence save time and money for agencies. Communicating successful research products throughout the US is essential for proving that research products can be integrated into DOTs that make a difference.
An ongoing forum is needed to provide broad national leadership that can rapidly address the challenges facing DOTs with the adoption of new technologies. This pooled fund project will assist in promoting successful technology transfer among participating DOTs, in which partner states will contribute and identify their innovations that can be used by other DOTs. The project will increase awareness among participating agencies about promising technologies and will help in the development of marketing plans for these technologies. The project will also help in identifying training classes needed for specific research topics for member State DOTs.
Many states share information between their peers of other states. This is through many different disciplines and includes many personnel within State DOTs. For the pooled fund to be successful it should not become so large in different topics and be time consuming that it becomes difficult to coordinate within the different organizations. Thus the pooled fund will focus on maintenance activities by the participating the State DOT¿s. This is also being selected because with tight economic budgets there is much more to done with innovation in the maintenance area and State DOTs can learn from each other in a coordinated effort. The focus will not include winter maintenance, since the pooled fund TPF-5(218); Clear Roads Winter Highway Operations is covering this topic.
Objectives:
Through this pooled fund project, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to work with other State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to establish a program in order to facilitate the implementation of promising innovations and technologies. This project will provide a forum for State DOTs to share their maintenance innovations with each other, support technology transfer activities and develop marketing and deployment plans for the implementation of selected innovations. Resources will be provided for implementing the innovations that includes travel, training and other technology transfer activities.
It is anticipated that this consortium would become the national forum for state involvement in the technical exchange needed for collaboration and new initiatives, and be a forum for advancing the application and benefit of research technologies. State participation in this process will be through the pooled fund. FHWA, industry and others will be invited to participate in the project discussions and activities.
Workshops could be provided for the states participating in the pooled fund project. This project will help DOTs to save time and money by not investing in the same research that has already been performed by other State DOTs. Hence rather than having each DOT identify and implement research separately, DOTs can work collectively through this pooled fund project. The Missouri DOT will serve as the lead state for the execution of the pooled fund project described in this proposal. The Missouri DOT will handle all administrative duties associated with the project.
Scope of Work:
1) Identify promising innovations and technologies ready for implementation within Maintenance activities, developed by the participating State DOTs; 2) Develop marketing plans for selected ready to deploy innovations and technologies; 3) Organize training classes about specific research topics for member State DOTs.
Comments:
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION AND COST
The pooled fund project duration is for three years. The annual cost of participation for one person is $10,000, which includes travel expenses and registration for the annual workshop and web-based meeting. Additional participants can be added for $2000/year to cover their travel and meeting costs. The pooled fund sponsorship goal is participation from five states.
SUMMARY OF PROJECT SPONSOR REQUIREMENTS
Financial support
Meeting participation twice a year, in person and via a webinar
Active collaboration with each other and others to identify, support, facilitate and fund research and technology transfer initiatives
Championing within their state the deliverables from the pooled fund, such as technical material to key staff, and facilitate implementation of new technologies and practices


Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
No Boundaries Roadway Maintenance Practices-Final Report Final Report N
TPF-5(239) Closeout Letter Memorandum N
Acceptance Letter Other N
TPF-5(239) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet Other N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quaterly Report: July-September 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: March - June 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N


Solicitation Documents:

There are no attached documents at this time.

 
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