Automated Vehicle Pooled Fund Study

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(453)
Lead Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1514
Partners: CT, MDOT SHA, MI, MN, OH, PADOT, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,750,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jill Martindale
jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Phone: 6146448173
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): John Corbin
john.corbin@dot.gov
Phone: 708-325-6256
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2021 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2022 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2023 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2024 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2025 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 0 $0.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

Automated Vehicles (AV) are part of the disruptive technologies within our transportation system, and they show great potential for reducing crashes and fatalities. There are dozens of pilots and demonstrations nationwide and we expect this to be an increasing part of our transportation future.

States are a significant part of developing AV policy, infrastructure and operations. There are common questions and needs for states and collectively they can leverage funding and thinking to research priority items and accelerate progress.

With this background, the pooled fund study entitled “Automated Vehicle Research Program” is proposed to provide a means to conduct the research necessary for State DOTs to play their appropriate role in advancing transportation safety using Autonomous Vehicles.

The concept of this pooled fund will be to align the needs of the AV Industry with the abilities of the state DOTs to assist with those needs. It is recognized that freight may be one of the initial drivers of some of these conversations, as logistics companies are a very small market and thus may be easier to implement and provide lessons learned to the other markets.

Objectives

Through this pooled fund, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will work with federal and state departments of transportation to establish multiple projects to research vehicle-roadway interaction including data failures and mitigation methods, identify and define standards, and encourage interoperability across state borders.

Scope of Work

The pooled fund study will focus on the following:

• Independently research and address issues that will affect the deployment of Automated Vehicle systems by state transportation agencies

• Support AASHTO’s Strategic and Deployment Plans

• Support USDOT’s Automated Vehicle Policy

Comments

It is recommended that each state commit to the study for five years at $50,000 per year making a total commitment of $250,000 per state. To start the study it is recommended that at least five states commit to the study.

Subjects: Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Acceptance Memo AcceptanceMemoTPF5_453.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly report 4th quarter 2020 QR 4 2020 Revised.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report 1st quarter 2021 QR 1 2021_REV.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report 2nd quarter 2021 QR 2 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
One page overview Automated Vehicle Pooled Fund Study Overview May 2021.docx Study Summary Public

Automated Vehicle Pooled Fund Study

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(453)
Lead Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1514
Partners: CT, MDOT SHA, MI, MN, OH, PADOT, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,750,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jill Martindale
jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Phone: 6146448173
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): John Corbin
john.corbin@dot.gov
Phone: 708-325-6256
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Peter Calcaterra Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2021 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2022 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2023 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2024 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2025 $50,000.00 Carole Delion Sharon Hawkins 410-545-2920 shawkins2@mdot.maryland.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Collin Castle Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 0 $0.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Cory Johnson Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Cynthia Jones Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Mark Kopko Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Automated Vehicles (AV) are part of the disruptive technologies within our transportation system, and they show great potential for reducing crashes and fatalities. There are dozens of pilots and demonstrations nationwide and we expect this to be an increasing part of our transportation future.

States are a significant part of developing AV policy, infrastructure and operations. There are common questions and needs for states and collectively they can leverage funding and thinking to research priority items and accelerate progress.

With this background, the pooled fund study entitled “Automated Vehicle Research Program” is proposed to provide a means to conduct the research necessary for State DOTs to play their appropriate role in advancing transportation safety using Autonomous Vehicles.

The concept of this pooled fund will be to align the needs of the AV Industry with the abilities of the state DOTs to assist with those needs. It is recognized that freight may be one of the initial drivers of some of these conversations, as logistics companies are a very small market and thus may be easier to implement and provide lessons learned to the other markets.

Objectives

Through this pooled fund, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will work with federal and state departments of transportation to establish multiple projects to research vehicle-roadway interaction including data failures and mitigation methods, identify and define standards, and encourage interoperability across state borders.

Scope of Work

The pooled fund study will focus on the following:

• Independently research and address issues that will affect the deployment of Automated Vehicle systems by state transportation agencies

• Support AASHTO’s Strategic and Deployment Plans

• Support USDOT’s Automated Vehicle Policy

Comments

It is recommended that each state commit to the study for five years at $50,000 per year making a total commitment of $250,000 per state. To start the study it is recommended that at least five states commit to the study.

Subjects: Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control

Title File/Link Type Private
Acceptance Memo AcceptanceMemoTPF5_453.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly report 4th quarter 2020 QR 4 2020 Revised.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report 1st quarter 2021 QR 1 2021_REV.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report 2nd quarter 2021 QR 2 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
One page overview Automated Vehicle Pooled Fund Study Overview May 2021.docx Study Summary Public

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