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 email@example.com, 517-335-5320
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
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.
Vision A dynamic partnership of government, industry, and academia that continuously advances innovations in road engineering and construction.
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
Structure • Board of Directors • Committees • Coordinating • Member and Partner Engagement • Research and Implementation • Marketing and Communications • Partners • Friends
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
Alliance Successes • MnROAD reconstruction • Pooled fund membership • Project screening process
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
Communication • Web site • E-News • Research Fact Sheets • Annual Report • Innovation Series
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
Contact • Web • www.TerraRoadAlliance.org • E-mail • Co-Chairs: • André Clover, Michigan DOT, firstname.lastname@example.org • Tim Worke, Minnesota Associated General Contractors, email@example.com • Resource Staff: • Maureen Jensen, Minnesota DOT, firstname.lastname@example.org • Stephanie Malinoff, CTS, email@example.com