council looks for projects that benefit
of the ITD Research Advisory Council met Sept. 26 to discuss research
proposals and priorities, narrowing an initial list of 29 projects to
11 for funding and committing to find alternative resources to conduct
four other projects:
1. Turbo Relocation: Electronic Relocation System for Right-of-Way (Jesse
2. Life Cycle Cost Comparison Between Low Intensity, Medium Intensity
and Solar-Powered Runway Lighting Systems (Mark Lessor)
3. Real Time Bridge Monitoring Program Using Web-based ScourWatch Application
4. Native Plants for Roadside Revegetation: Influence on Slope Stabilization,
Erosion and Sediment Control and Prevention of Weed Encroachment (Brent
reviewing the 29 proposals, advisory committee members applied the following
criteria for allocating funds:
Is the proposal understandable and complete?
the project support a department priority of key strategic initiative?
Does the proposal address practical problems?
the project meet a clearly identified need for ITD and/or its partners?
the proposal involve/benefit both Headquarters and district staff
or does it benefit more than one division?
the proposal provide a new way of looking at a problem?
the project provide a usable end product?
the desired outcomes clearly identified?
Research Advisory Council members are:
Stokes, Deputy Director
– Ned Parrish, Research Program Manager
– Matt Farrar, Division of Highways (development)
– Greg Laragan, Division of Highways (operations)
– Scott Gurnsey, District 3
– Devin Rigby, District 4
– Dave Tolman, Division of Administration
– John V. DeThomas, Division of Aeronautics
– Alan Frew, Division of Motor Vehicles
– Matt Moore, Division of Planning and Programming
– Janet Weaver, Division of Public Transportation
– Carri Rosti, Office of Internal Review
– Jerry Flatz, Local Highway Technical Assistance Council
– Scott Frey, Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration