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This site allows the transportation research community to:

  • share information and
  • communicate, coordinate, and collaborate on shared issues.  

Over time, we envision this site as the go-to, collective set of best practices for:

  • planning,
  • funding,
  • conducting,
  • managing,
  • implementing,
  • sharing, and
  • evaluating research programs, projects, results, and products.

The richness of this site comes from the announcements, discussions, documents, events, and links contributed by the research community.

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We need you to help us make this a vibrant one-stop-shop for transportation research program and project management information by:

  • adding an event or link,
  • posting an announcement or document, or
  • starting a discussion. 

NOTE: Please review the RPPM Posting Guidance found on the left-hand menu prior to posting information.

Start the process today to contribute your content! Anyone can view the site, but to fully participate by contributing content, you will need to register for access to this site. 


Registration is a two-step process. Please see the RPPM Posting Guidance for more details.

  1. Register as an AASHTO E-Affiliate. Notes: Keep the password you used for registration; it will be your password to access the RPPM site once Member permissions have been granted. Once you have registered as an AASHTO E-Affiliate, you will receive an automatic e-mail that may look like you have been granted Member permissions for RPPM; however, you must complete Step 2 in order to gain Member access to the collaborative features of this site.
  2. Send an e-mail to, requesting Member-level access to the site, including the e-mail address used in Step 1. Once Member permissions are granted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from The AASHTO Membership System Team indicating your request has been approved. This e-mail will certify that your registration is complete.​​

 Site Overview

​This site is organized around five main concepts:

Choose a topic above to learn more and access the announcements, discussions, documents, links, and other work products specific to each topic.

 Contact Us

This SharePoint website was created by the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Coordination and Collaboration Task Force and the TRB Conduct of Research (COR) Committee - Coordination and Collaboration Subcommittee  

If you or your organization have any ​comments, would like to become involved and help set the direction of this effort, and/or are having trouble using the site, please contact RPPM Support.​​​

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05/17/2018 11:26 AM

The Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Art of Transportation Research Management training program will be featured at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Wichita.

The core course “Delivering the Research Program” ​is being offered on Sunday, July 22nd.  For more information, contact David Jared ( or Claire Randall at TRB (

5/17/2018 11:26 AMNo
02/15/2018 11:30 AM

The Conduct of Research Committee is sponsoring the submission of an NCHRP synthesis statement looking at Project and Program Management Tracking Tools, Dashboards, and associated processes.  


Enhancing the Research Product: Applying Project Management Tools, Systems, and Dashboards for Research Program and Project Management

The product of this synthesis would include two key products:  (1) a summary document identifying usage and experiences related to research project management tracking and tools; and (2) a compilation of a handful of detailed case studies on individual programs that could be suitable for transfer to other agencies.

Statements are due February 16th.  For more details, or to provide comments, contact Jason Bittner 

2/15/2018 11:30 AMNo
02/15/2018 11:24 AM


This website contains problem statements to be considered by the AASHTO Special Committee on Research and Innovation (R&I) for inclusion in the NCHRP Program. Problem statements are reviewed by NCHRP and FHWA staff to identify related research and assess the desirability of funding the project through NCHRP.


Fiscal Year 2019 Schedule
Problem Statements Solicited: July 2017
Problem Statements Due: October 2017
Evaluations sent to Submitters: mid December 2017
Ballot sent to R&I and RAC Members: early January 2018
Ballot Due: February 2018
R&I Meeting: March 2018​

2/15/2018 11:24 AMNo
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06/24/2016 1:03 PM

Good afternoon fellow members:

This newsletter called Highlighter has just been posted on webpage for the Office of Research and Implementation with Oklahoma DOT.    ​

 I am requesting comments and ideas from other members concerning methods for communicating the value of research.  Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. ​

6/24/2016 1:03 PMNo
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06/3/2016 2:01 PM

​Please accept this Update article for posting on your site.  It pertains to communicating the Value of Research.

6/3/2016 2:01 PMNo
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06/3/2016 1:57 PM

Please accept this article for publication...value of research.

As a High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST), this material composed of 100% recycled glass is environmentally friendly and it qualifies for 90% funding under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

6/3/2016 1:57 PMNo
16/2/2015 5:07 PM

Anyone altering their award schedule based on the uncertainty of a programmatic extension of federal funds?​

ssillick@mt.gov6/8/2015 12:03 PMNo
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03/13/2014 4:48 PM

Are you interested in becoming a friend of the Ahead of the Curve:Mastering the Management of Research and Innovation Programs Task Force?  Contact Barbara T. Harder at to let her know of your interest​

Natassja Linzau1/9/2015 8:49 AM
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03/13/2014 3:57 PM

I'm interested in hearing if anyone has had particularly good or bad experiences with using open ended general performance contracts / task order based contracts for short term research?

It seems to be becoming more prevalent in the past couple of yeards for more on-call types of work.​

3/13/2014 3:57 PM
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21/30/2014 12:43 PM

​Where can I find a list of AASHTO RAC members?

3/13/2014 3:28 PM
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03/12/2014 3:15 PM

Hi - I'm wondering what your departments are doing to coordiante AID submittals.​

3/12/2014 3:15 PM

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