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AASHTO Research Advisory Committee ~ July 28, 2010 TERRA

AASHTO Research Advisory Committee ~ July 28, 2010 TERRA

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AASHTO Research Advisory Committee ~ July 28, 2010 TERRA

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  1. AASHTO Research Advisory Committee ~ July 28, 2010 TERRA Transportation Engineering and Road Research Alliance Presented by: André Clover, P. E. Bureau of Highway Operations/Executive Michigan Department of Transportation clovera@michigan.gov, 517-335-5320

  2. Background • Research governance structure formed in 2004 to foster a comprehensive road research program • Government + industry + academia = dynamic partnership to advance innovation in road engineering and construction • Partnering efforts reach beyond Minnesota to include transportation organizations in other states and Europe

  3. Mission To develop, sustain and communicate a comprehensive program of research on pavement, materials and related transportation engineering challenges, including issues related to cold climates.

  4. Vision A dynamic partnership of government, industry, and academia that continuously advances innovations in road engineering and construction.

  5. Strategic Direction • Bold, synergistic research program: Research agenda that expands beyond MnROAD focus; leverages power of the group; utilizes diverse funding; engages and benefits members and is recognized nationally • Research implemented “on the ground”: Successful and visible implementation of transportation engineering and road research applications • Dynamic forum for research interchange: Continuous learning and sharing that enables members to educate each other and adapt to politics and a changing world through easily accessible information and ongoing exchange • Proactive partnership expansion: New members identified and recruited to increase research breadth, depth and resources • Thriving, changing and sustainable organization: Constant improvement of operational structures, roles, agreements and practices

  6. Structure • Board of Directors • Committees • Coordinating • Member and Partner Engagement • Research and Implementation • Marketing and Communications • Partners • Friends

  7. Board Members Industry • Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota • American Concrete Pavement Association • American Traffic Safety Services Association-Northland Chapter • Associated General Contractors of MN • Caterpillar Global Paving • Concrete Paving Association of MN • MN Asphalt Pavement Association • RMC Research and Education Foundation • Road Science National • Norwegian Public Roads Administration • United States Federal Highway Association State and Local • Michigan Department of Transportation • Minnesota Department of Transportation • Minnesota Local Road Research Board • New York State Department of Transportation • North Dakota Department of Transportation • Wisconsin Department of Transportation University • Iowa State University • Michigan Tech University • University of Minnesota

  8. Alliance Successes • MnROAD reconstruction • Pooled fund membership • Project screening process

  9. Benefits of Alliance • Capacity to anticipate future needs and trends • Research partnership expansion • Leveraging of funds to meet common goals • Improved collaboration between stakeholders: • Public • Private • Industry • Academic

  10. Communication • Web site • E-News • Research Fact Sheets • Annual Report • Innovation Series

  11. Future • Determine means to more quickly implement research results • Develop next generation of the TERRA research plan • Sustain and broaden communication strategies • TERRA Research Pooled Fund

  12. Contact • Web • www.TerraRoadAlliance.org • E-mail • Co-Chairs: • André Clover, Michigan DOT, clovera@michigan.gov • Tim Worke, Minnesota Associated General Contractors, tworke@agcmn.org • Resource Staff: • Maureen Jensen, Minnesota DOT, maureen.jensen@state.mn.us • Stephanie Malinoff, CTS, malinoff@umn.edu

  13. Thank You