Research

Program Descriptions

IHRB

The Iowa Highway Research Board (IHRB) is an advisory board responsible for assisting the Iowa Counties, Iowa Cities and Iowa DOT in the development and continuation of an effective program of research and development in highway transportation.

SPR

The State Planning & Research (SPR) program is supported by federal funds appointed to a state to be used for research, development, and technology transfer programs.

STIC

The State Transportation Innovation Councils (STIC) network offers technical assistance offers technical assistance and funds to support the costs of standardizing innovative practices in state transportation agencys.


Other Research Programs

ACCELERATED MARKET READINESS

 The Accelerating Market Readiness (AMR) program provides funding to spur the advancement of emerging transformative innovations that have potential to enhance roadway safety, shorten the project delivery process, and improve the performance of the transportation infrastructure. Funding is available for testing and field evaluations, pilot demonstration projects, and documentation and dissemination of performance results to widen the knowledge base on the innovations.

Accelerated Innovation Deployment

The Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The AID Demonstration program is one initiative under the multi-faceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) approach providing funding and other resources to offset the risk of trying an innovation.

Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis

Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) focuses on early-stage, high-risk, high pay-off, investigator led research in highways, transit, and railroad safety and performance.

Cooperative Research Programs

TRB Cooperative Research Programs organize nationwide panels of experts to provide guidance on technical aspects of current research priorities as selected by state DOTs.

Technical Service Programs

AASHTO Technical Service Programs allow participating state DOTS access to the latest technologies and techniques to plan, design, build, maintain, and operate the highest quality transportation system.


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