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`RAC 101 WorkshopState Reps Responsibilities

Monday July 26, 2010

Moy Biswas

RAC Admin Task Force


  • Opinions expressed in this presentation are solely & entirely those of Moy Biswas,

  • and do not belong to RAC Admin Task Force, RAC, AASHTO, TRB, NCHRP, FHWA, NCDOT, or any other individual or entities.

  • Ask not what you can do for TRB

  • Ask what TRB can do for you

What TRB Can Do For You

  • Free trip to Kansas City

  • Free registration at the Annual TRB meeting (all state DOT employees)

  • Free lunch on Tuesday

  • Free lunch on Wednesday

  • Free food & beverages @ hospitality suites

  • Free TRB (& NCHRP) publications

  • Free on line access to full text TRR publications

No Free Lunch!(What you can do for TRB)

  • Pay your annual TRB dues

    • Pay by check

    • Pay by way of FHWA administered Pooled Fund

  • Pay your annual NCHRP dues by way of FHWA administered Pooled Fund

  • Host periodic TRB Staff visits

TRB State Rep Responsibilities

  • Keep up w/ the annual activities calendar for TRB reps (?)

  • Serve as the SHRP II coordinator

  • Disseminate information from the TRB electronic newsletter, or encourage State DOT research geeks to subscribe

  • Disseminate TRB publications information

  • Distribute extra copies to research geeks

(more) TRB State Rep Responsibilities

  • For newly minted research projects, enter data on-line to Research in Progress (RiP)

  • For recently completed research projects, send (electronically) final report to TRB library – for inclusion in TRIS

  • Update RiP data

  • Submit items for TR News

(more) TRB State Rep Responsibilities

  • Recommend/Assist members for TRB committees and panels

  • Update listings from State DOT andfrom your State

  • Update TRB publications distribution lists

  • Coordinate response to TRB questionnaires

  • Encourage submitting papers for TRB meetings and publications

  • Maintain an awareness of TRB / inform others in your department

(more) TRB State Rep Responsibilities

  • TRB Rep is like a housewife

  • Work is never done!

  • Do not miss attending task force conference calls or RAC region conference calls, etc.,

  • you are going get assigned to make presentations and other work

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