Strategic Focus Area on Research

The purpose of the Research Focus Group is to serve as liaison for the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Maintenance and provide support to Roadway, Roadside, Bridge, Traffic Services, and Snow & Ice Task Forces to meet their research needs. This shall be accomplished through the following:

  • Providing a forum for the interchange of research information;

  • Surveying the Task Forces annually for items that warrant research, and assisting them in the development of appropriate research problem statements;

  • Prioritizing the research problem statements and preparing a letter of transmittal to the Secretary of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Research presenting research problem statements and synthesis of practice problem statements which have been endorsed by the delegates; and

  • Establishing lines of effective communications with research coordinators with the Federal Highway Administration, Transportation Research Board, and other groups (private partnerships, State pooled fund projects, etc.), as needed.

NCHRP Current and Recently Com​pleted SCOM Projects (July 2016)

Research Project Listings