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National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 1 NCHRP Project 20-68A/B/C U.S. Domestic Scan Program Report to the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee.

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1 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 1 NCHRP Project 20-68A/B/C U.S. Domestic Scan Program Report to the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Maintenance July 18, 2011 Andrew Lemer (NCHRP) Lori Rosenkopf (Wharton)

2 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 2 NCHRP 20-68: Motivation … Interactions and Exchange Personal Contact Information exchange Knowledge networks Virtual communities Innovation

3 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 3 NCHRP 20-68: Key Steps … Varied Techniques Select Topics and Refine Scopes AASHTO and NCHRP Conduct and Document Scans (3 scan types) Scan Teams, Contractor, Innovator-Hosts Disseminate Results (reports, webinars, missionary work, other) NCHRP, FHWA, Scan-team Members, TRB, Others

4 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 4 NCHRP 20-68: Domestic Scan Program Direction NCHRP Project Panel NCHRP RSO 20-68A Arora & Assoc. Scan Team 1 Scan Team 2 Scan Team N 20-68B CTC Assoc C Lori Rosenkopf

5 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 5 NCHRP 20-68: Domestic Scan Program Direction Project Panel "Skip" Paul, LaDOTD (chair) Shane Brown, WA State University Nancy Chinlund, CalTrans Marsha Fiol, VaDOT Rick Kreider, KS DOT Glenn Roberts, NH DOT Amy Schutzbach, IL DOT Mark VanPortFleet, MI DOT “Mike” Burk, FHWA liaison Keith Platte & Marty Vitale, AASHTO liaisons

6 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 6 NCHRP 20-68A: Domestic Scan History Apr ‘05: SCOR approved concept ($250,000 FY ’05) July ‘05: Business Plan completed (Cambridge Systematics, Inc.) Nov ‘06: Pilot scans (2) completed ( reports published as web documents; FHWA support +$75,000) Dec ‘07: Full program initiated (Arora and Associates, Inc.; 6-yr contract) 6 annual funding increments through FY 2012: $3M+ ($500,000/yr for scans, $3.0 million total + FHWA support, $224,000) Program will continue, contingent on future funding and evaluation research

7 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 7 NCHRP 20-68A: Domestic Scan Products

8 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 8 NCHRP 20-68B/C: Impact Assessment and Enhancement FY ‘09 $200,000*  NCHRP 20-68B/C Assess the impact, cost-effectiveness of domestic scans Explore alternatives to team-travel-based scan Enhance dissemination  community of innovators, networks of innovation * In addition to $3M+ used for scan activities.

9 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 9 NCHRP 20-68B/C: Scan Impact and Cost Effectiveness Diffusion: an often crooked path Scans bring people together Terry Tony Tony’s DOT saved $10 million in the 1 st year of full rollout MDSS for winter maintenance operations Personal contact Innovation

10 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 10 Type 1 of 3: Traditional scan NCHRP 20-68B/C: Scan Alternatives

11 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 11 Type 2 scan NCHRP 20-68B/C: Scan Alternatives

12 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 12 Type 3 scan NCHRP 20-68B/C: Scan Alternatives

13 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 13 NCHRP 20-68B/C: Dissemination, Innovation Networks To Date… 7+2 scans completed 12 topics in execution and programmed 94 state DOT-staff team members, from 49 states 35 states provided info to scan teams, hosted scans 6 post-scan 6-month assessments Scan-team social web site operational Innovation-tracing research ongoing

14 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 14 NCHRP 20-68B/C: Dissemination, Innovation Networks NCHRP 20-68A

15 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 15 Research Questions: How do DOTs learn about and implement innovations; how do we compare with others; can we do better? Is the NCHRP Domestic Scan Program cost-effective; how can we do better? What can we learn about what factors encourage innovation awareness and implementation? NCHRP 20-68C: Innovation Networks DOT Effectiveness Successful Implementation. Innovation Initiation Innovation Awareness Networks and Relationships Organizational and Individual Factors, e.g., Culture, personality…

16 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 16 We need your support & your DOTs’ participation Identify and recruit the right respondents Ensure timely responses Help us get the story straight NCHRP 20-68C: The Survey

17 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 17 The right respondents: headquarters and districts Timely responses: Aug/Sept timeframe  On-line, minutes  Incentives (Leadership encouragement, iPad2 lottery) NCHRP 20-68C: The Survey

18 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 18 NCHRP Project 20-68C U.S. Domestic Scan Program Maintenance Innovation Survey Lori Rosenkopf (Wharton) Andy Lemer (NCHRP) Discussion, Questions?

19 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Andrew C. Lemer, SPO 19


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