Technology Exchange on Low Volume Road Design, Construction and Maintenance

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(379)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 13, 2002
Solicitation Number: 1462
Partners: AK, IADOT, IL, KS, LA, MI, OH, UT, VA, WI
Contractor(s): National Academy of Sciences
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Mar 31, 2021
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2022
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2020
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $102,550.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Khyle Clute
Khyle.Clute@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1646
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Micah Loesch
Micah.Loesch@dot.gov
Phone: 515- 233-7319
Study Champion(s): Cheryl Cowie
Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1447
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2019 $10,000.00 Pamela Golden Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Stephane Seck Birhame Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Vanessa Goetz Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 David Behzadpour David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2019 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Tracie Leix Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Victoria Beale Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $2,550.00 Victoria Beale Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Jared Dastrup David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Edward Hoppe Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Dave Stertz Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is organizing the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads to be held in Kalispell, MT, USA in 2019. The conference features the latest information about low volume road management, design, construction, safety, maintenance, and many other related topics. At this conference, those who administer, plan, design, build, or maintain low volume roads will learn innovative ways of managing low volume road systems. The conference is organized for practitioners worldwide in local, tribal, state, and federal agencies; universities; private firms; and international organizations. The focus of the conference is to share research, case studies, and real experiences from transportation professionals who study and work with low volume roads around the world. A technology exchange on Low Volume Road Design, Construction and Maintenance held concurrently with the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads represents a unique opportunity for pooled fund members to learn from practitioners and researchers worldwide on new technologies, engineering, practice and research related to low volume roads within their own states. The technical program of the conference is being organized by TRB and the Low Volume Roads Committee. The pooled fund will coordinate technology exchange activities concurrently with the conference.

Objectives

The primary activities of this pooled fund project are technology exchange, information sharing, and the facilitation of partnering relationships among state agencies and participating members with FHWA, Local Public Agencies and other appropriate agencies and associations. Technology exchange activities in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads will be advantageous to participating members. Specifically, this pooled fund will: 1. Provide communication and information sharing among member participants: Discuss research, development and technology transfer needs in the areas of design, construction, maintenance, and safety on low volume roads and provide research ideas to TRB in the areas of Low Volume Roads. 2. Member workshop at the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads: Provide a technology and knowledge exchange forum to enhance the practical knowledge of pooled fund participants concerning low volume road management with a focus on encouraging State DOT and other agency participation in the pooled fund. 3. Pooled Fund Member Meeting on Low Volume Road Issues: Provide a technology and knowledge exchange forum focused on Low Volume Road issues. Topics may include agency collaboration, funding, asset management, shared ROW/utilities, safety programs, emergency response, training and certifications, maintenance of traffic, federal oversight, standards and specifications, contracting methods, environmental issues, energy development, maintenance, material sources and quality, and bonding. 4. Technology Transfer through paper publication and webinars on topics selected by pooled fund member in areas of Low Volume Road Design and Management.

Scope of Work

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) will serve as lead state for the execution of this Pooled Fund project. TRB will facilitate all administrative duties associated with the project and will invoice the Iowa DOT for reimbursement up to the amount available in the Pooled Fund. The principle tasks are: 1. TRB will organize arrangements for the Low Volume Road pooled fund member agencies for the technology exchange on best practices in management of Low Volume Roads. The pooled fund will help support the travel and per diem expenses of pooled fund members associated with the technology exchange. This will include expenses to attend the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads. It is anticipated that individuals from pooled fund partner members may be invited to participate on the Conference Planning Committee calls to coordinate technology exchange events with the conference. These calls will help in coordinating the activities during the conference as determined by participating member agencies. 2. Meeting for Agencies – TRB will provide for a learning session and technology exchange forum to be held during the conference at the same venue as the conference. The intent will be for pooled fund partners and other invited agencies plus invited speakers to discuss member agency issues related to Low Volume Roads. This is an opportunity for the pooled fund partners to collaborate and share best practices and strategies for overcoming certain challenges. The exchange forum will be held during the conference due to the anticipated opportunity to interact with experts and other technical professionals at the conference. The Iowa DOT will coordinate the learning session with other pooled fund partners. The Conference Planning Committee will not be involved in planning the pooled fund partner session, though collaboration is expected on venue accommodations and conference program planning. TRB will synchronize the conference and pooled fund member activities to allow pooled fund members to accomplish its business and technology deployment goals while also providing opportunity to participate in key components of the international conference. 3. If funds allow, follow-up post conference webinars will be organized by pooled fund partners and led by TRB for dissemination and execution. The webinars will share highlights from activities and include an open forum question/answer discussion or it may be to highlight the best papers of presentation that pooled fund members find of interest from the conference. In addition, pooled fund member agencies will review topics and projects through a selection process and select those worthy of dissemination through publications.

Comments

DELIVERABLES Deliverables will include quarterly administrative progress report updates (FHWA standard pooled fund format) and a final summary report of the technology exchange and pooled fund activities. Follow-up webinars may be provided as funds allow. COMMENTS Each pooled fund partner agency will have one representative on the pooled fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and as such will be a partner in TAC conference calls. The TAC conference calls will serve to update partners on planning activities and to collect partner comments to be provided to the technology exchange planners. The TAC will receive quarterly report updates. FUNDING REQUEST The minimum funding required to participate in the technology exchange and technical transfer initiatives is 4 states with a minimum contribution $10,000 per state ($40,000). The commitment can be made in one year or split between 2 year commitments. This commitment allows for up to two people per member agency to travel as part of this pooled fund project. Pooled fund partners may send additional attendees through this pooled fund for an additional $2550 per additional attendee to cover registration, travel and per diem expenses. More than 10 partner agencies are desired to expand support towards the goals of the technology exchange, and additional technical transfer initiatives. For information or interest from International Agency partners, please contact the Pooled Fund Lead Agency Contact. **Updated 2/28/19** Funding request information was updated to increase the additional per attendee amount from $1700 to $2550 to cover the cost of registration.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Closeout Summary TPF-5(379) Closeout Summary.pdf Study Summary Public
Closeout Memo TPF-5(379)State Led Closeout Memo-signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Transportation Research Circular E-C272 - Technology Exchange on Local Roads Bridge Programs http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec272.pdf Final Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2019 5(379)_2019_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2019 TPF-5(379)_2019_Q2_QPR 2019 07 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2019 5(379)_2019_Q1_Whiting.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2018 5(379)_2018_Q4_2018 12 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2018 5(379) QPR 2018 09 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2018 5(379) QPR 2018 06 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2018 2018 03 31 QPR 5(379).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(379) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(379) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Waiver Approval Memo #1462 SPR Waiver Memo Approval - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public

Technology Exchange on Low Volume Road Design, Construction and Maintenance

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(379)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 13, 2002
Solicitation Number: 1462
Partners: AK, IADOT, IL, KS, LA, MI, OH, UT, VA, WI
Contractor(s): National Academy of Sciences
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Mar 31, 2021
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2022
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2020
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $102,550.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Khyle Clute
Khyle.Clute@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1646
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Micah Loesch
Micah.Loesch@dot.gov
Phone: 515- 233-7319
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2019 $10,000.00 Pamela Golden Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Stephane Seck Birhame Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Vanessa Goetz Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 David Behzadpour David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2019 $10,000.00 Kirk Zeringue Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Tracie Leix Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Victoria Beale Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $2,550.00 Victoria Beale Vicky Fout 614-466-3029 vicky.fout@dot.ohio.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Jared Dastrup David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Edward Hoppe Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $10,000.00 Dave Stertz Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is organizing the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads to be held in Kalispell, MT, USA in 2019. The conference features the latest information about low volume road management, design, construction, safety, maintenance, and many other related topics. At this conference, those who administer, plan, design, build, or maintain low volume roads will learn innovative ways of managing low volume road systems. The conference is organized for practitioners worldwide in local, tribal, state, and federal agencies; universities; private firms; and international organizations. The focus of the conference is to share research, case studies, and real experiences from transportation professionals who study and work with low volume roads around the world. A technology exchange on Low Volume Road Design, Construction and Maintenance held concurrently with the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads represents a unique opportunity for pooled fund members to learn from practitioners and researchers worldwide on new technologies, engineering, practice and research related to low volume roads within their own states. The technical program of the conference is being organized by TRB and the Low Volume Roads Committee. The pooled fund will coordinate technology exchange activities concurrently with the conference.

Objectives

The primary activities of this pooled fund project are technology exchange, information sharing, and the facilitation of partnering relationships among state agencies and participating members with FHWA, Local Public Agencies and other appropriate agencies and associations. Technology exchange activities in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads will be advantageous to participating members. Specifically, this pooled fund will: 1. Provide communication and information sharing among member participants: Discuss research, development and technology transfer needs in the areas of design, construction, maintenance, and safety on low volume roads and provide research ideas to TRB in the areas of Low Volume Roads. 2. Member workshop at the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads: Provide a technology and knowledge exchange forum to enhance the practical knowledge of pooled fund participants concerning low volume road management with a focus on encouraging State DOT and other agency participation in the pooled fund. 3. Pooled Fund Member Meeting on Low Volume Road Issues: Provide a technology and knowledge exchange forum focused on Low Volume Road issues. Topics may include agency collaboration, funding, asset management, shared ROW/utilities, safety programs, emergency response, training and certifications, maintenance of traffic, federal oversight, standards and specifications, contracting methods, environmental issues, energy development, maintenance, material sources and quality, and bonding. 4. Technology Transfer through paper publication and webinars on topics selected by pooled fund member in areas of Low Volume Road Design and Management.

Scope of Work

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) will serve as lead state for the execution of this Pooled Fund project. TRB will facilitate all administrative duties associated with the project and will invoice the Iowa DOT for reimbursement up to the amount available in the Pooled Fund. The principle tasks are: 1. TRB will organize arrangements for the Low Volume Road pooled fund member agencies for the technology exchange on best practices in management of Low Volume Roads. The pooled fund will help support the travel and per diem expenses of pooled fund members associated with the technology exchange. This will include expenses to attend the 12th International Conference on Low Volume Roads. It is anticipated that individuals from pooled fund partner members may be invited to participate on the Conference Planning Committee calls to coordinate technology exchange events with the conference. These calls will help in coordinating the activities during the conference as determined by participating member agencies. 2. Meeting for Agencies – TRB will provide for a learning session and technology exchange forum to be held during the conference at the same venue as the conference. The intent will be for pooled fund partners and other invited agencies plus invited speakers to discuss member agency issues related to Low Volume Roads. This is an opportunity for the pooled fund partners to collaborate and share best practices and strategies for overcoming certain challenges. The exchange forum will be held during the conference due to the anticipated opportunity to interact with experts and other technical professionals at the conference. The Iowa DOT will coordinate the learning session with other pooled fund partners. The Conference Planning Committee will not be involved in planning the pooled fund partner session, though collaboration is expected on venue accommodations and conference program planning. TRB will synchronize the conference and pooled fund member activities to allow pooled fund members to accomplish its business and technology deployment goals while also providing opportunity to participate in key components of the international conference. 3. If funds allow, follow-up post conference webinars will be organized by pooled fund partners and led by TRB for dissemination and execution. The webinars will share highlights from activities and include an open forum question/answer discussion or it may be to highlight the best papers of presentation that pooled fund members find of interest from the conference. In addition, pooled fund member agencies will review topics and projects through a selection process and select those worthy of dissemination through publications.

Comments

DELIVERABLES Deliverables will include quarterly administrative progress report updates (FHWA standard pooled fund format) and a final summary report of the technology exchange and pooled fund activities. Follow-up webinars may be provided as funds allow. COMMENTS Each pooled fund partner agency will have one representative on the pooled fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and as such will be a partner in TAC conference calls. The TAC conference calls will serve to update partners on planning activities and to collect partner comments to be provided to the technology exchange planners. The TAC will receive quarterly report updates. FUNDING REQUEST The minimum funding required to participate in the technology exchange and technical transfer initiatives is 4 states with a minimum contribution $10,000 per state ($40,000). The commitment can be made in one year or split between 2 year commitments. This commitment allows for up to two people per member agency to travel as part of this pooled fund project. Pooled fund partners may send additional attendees through this pooled fund for an additional $2550 per additional attendee to cover registration, travel and per diem expenses. More than 10 partner agencies are desired to expand support towards the goals of the technology exchange, and additional technical transfer initiatives. For information or interest from International Agency partners, please contact the Pooled Fund Lead Agency Contact. **Updated 2/28/19** Funding request information was updated to increase the additional per attendee amount from $1700 to $2550 to cover the cost of registration.

Title File/Link Type Private
Transportation Research Circular E-C272 - Technology Exchange on Local Roads Bridge Programs Final Report Public
TPF-5(379) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(379) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Memo TPF-5(379)State Led Closeout Memo-signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report: March 2018 2018 03 31 QPR 5(379).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2018 5(379) QPR 2018 06 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2018 5(379) QPR 2018 09 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2018 5(379)_2018_Q4_2018 12 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2019 5(379)_2019_Q1_Whiting.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2019 TPF-5(379)_2019_Q2_QPR 2019 07 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2019 5(379)_2019_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Closeout Summary TPF-5(379) Closeout Summary.pdf Study Summary Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Waiver Approval Memo #1462 SPR Waiver Memo Approval - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public

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