Presentation on theme: "AASHTO Technical Service Programs: Eligibility for SP&R Match Waiver Jim McDonnell, PE Program Director, Engineering AASHTO Research Advisory Committee."— Presentation transcript:
AASHTO Technical Service Programs: Eligibility for SP&R Match Waiver Jim McDonnell, PE Program Director, Engineering AASHTO Research Advisory Committee July 22, 2014
AASHTO Technical Service Programs TSPs created to serve AASHTO members – Established by the AASHTO Board of Directors – Address common needs; reduce duplication of effort Members set the direction for these programs Funding from a variety of sources – Voluntary contributions from State DOTs – Federal cooperative agreements – Fee for service – Combinations of above For programs funded with State contributions, invoices typically sent from AASHTO in July
SP&R Waivers and AASHTO TSPs “Waivers” allow non-Federal match to be waived; thus, 100% federal SP&R funding can be used Provides an additional way to fund TSPs – is not the only source of funding AASHTO obtains waivers for TSPs from FHWA HQ – AASHTO requests consideration for waiver by FHWA – Program must have significant research or technology transfer component to be eligible – Letter provided by FHWA confirms or denies eligibility – Letters kept on file by AASHTO – RAC members notified of eligibility each year at invoice time
TSPs currently eligible for waiver of SP&R Non-Federal Match AASHTO Innovation Initiative (formerly TIG) AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory – AMRL AASHTO Product Evaluation List – APEL Census Transportation Planning Program – CTPP Environmental Technical Assistance Program – ETAP Equipment Management – EMTSP Highway Safety Policy and Management LRFD Specifications Maintenance Materials Specifications – DAMS National Transp Product Evaluation Program – NTPEP Snow and Ice Cooperative Program – SICOP Sustainable Transportation – STEICS (form. Climate Chg) Transportation Systems Preservation – TSP2
SP&R Waiver Status of Other Voluntary Contribution Programs Programs Under Review by FHWA Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council, TC3 Undetermined Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program, MTAP Operations Technical Service Program (for the state contributions to the National Operations Center of Excellence) AASHTO Rail Resource Center Programs Disallowed for Waiver TRAC / RIDES Approved!
Funding Sources for other AASHTO Programs Fee-for-Service Programs AASHTOWare* Frequency Coordination Program * Note: the licensing of AASHTOWare software is not eligible for SP&R, but development of new or updated products often is eligible. Federal Cooperative Agreements Center for Environmental Excellence SHRP2 Implementation (includes two years of state contributions) Operations Support Agreement Rail Next Generation Equipment Work Zone Safety Clearinghouse (led by ARTBA)
Copies sent to Related Committees Sent July 10 th to: SCOH RAC Bridges Construction Finance and Administration Highway Traffic Safety Maintenance Materials Operations Safety Management Traffic Engineering Link to Information
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