January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Management of Research and Implementation Programs

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
Ines Aviles-Spadoni, University of Florida, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Conduct of Research; Standing Committee on Transportation Education and Training; and Subcommittee on Joint Ahead of the Curve

New transportation research managers face many challenges, such as being the only person in the agency with such responsibilities. This workshop provides information about the organizations that are sponsoring and conducting research today, the research life cycle, research partnerships, and federal funding of transportation research programs—particularly state planning and research requirements. Participants will gain a foundation of knowledge upon which to base their role as a transportation research manager.

Opening Remarks
Ines Aviles-Spadoni, University of Florida; David Jared, Georgia Department of Transportation


Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University


Making Research Relevant: Transportation Research Today, Developing the Agenda
Jason Bittner, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)


Running the Program: Managing the Program and Projects
Cynthia Jones, Ohio Department of Transportation


Delivering the Program, Partnerships, Technology Transfer, and Implementation
Barbara Harder, B. T. Harder, Inc.


Research Program Quality Improvement
Jason Bittner, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)