NETC May 23, 2017 Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENDA

NETC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

DATE:                       May 23, 2017

TIME:                        11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION:             Conference Call 1-866-906-7447

                                 Participant Access Code 8626283

AGENDA ITEM

Open Projects

Project # and Title PI, University

AC Liaison

Update End Date
06-04: Preventive Maintenance and Timing of Applications Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth

 

C. Franco

TAC provided a few comments on report and the PI is finalizing the report to incorporate these comments. Complete
10-3: Low Temperature and Moisture Susceptibility of RAP Mixtures with Warm Mix Technology Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth

 

A. Scholz

PI is finalizing the report and scheduling a TAC meeting to receive feedback. 5/31/17
13-1: Development of High Early-Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Pour Connections Brena,

UMass Amherst

 

C. Bradley

TAC supports extension and budget increase and working with PI to finalize new testing plan. TBD

 

13-2: HMA Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS): Low Temperature and Fatigue Performance of Plant-Produced Mixtures Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth

 

 

A. Scholz

PI continuing work and scheduling TAC meeting to provide interim updates. 12/1/17
13-3: Improved Regionalization of Quality Assurance (QA) Functions Dave,

UNH

 

C. Franco

PI revised final report based on TAC comments. Final report in NETC format expected by the end of the month. 4/2/17 (NCE)
14-1: Measuring the Effectiveness of Competency Models for Job Specific Professional Development of Engineers & Engineering Technicians Ahmadjian,

UMass Amherst

TAC approved no cost extension request. 12/31/17

(NCE request)

14-2: Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges Civjan,

UMass Amherst

 

D. Peabody

Expect final report at the end of May. PI presented results at International Conference on Ecology and Transportation in May. 5/31/17

(NCE)

14-4: Optimizing Future Work Zones in New England for Safety and Mobility Xie,

UMASS Lowell

 

C. Bradley

The PI researching motion simulators and eye tracking devices to improve simulation testing. Will request NCE this week. TAC has tentatively approved NCE. 7/5/17
15-1: Use of Forested Habitat Adjacent to Highways by Northern Long Ear Bats Foster, UNH

 

 

D. Peabody

Kickoff meeting is being scheduled for May or early June. 11/30/18
15-2: Using the New SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Databases to Examine Safety Concerns for Older Drivers Samuel,

UMass Amherst

 

D. Peabody

PI continuing work and no update to report. 12/31/18
15-3: Moisture Susceptibility Testing for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements in New England Dave,

UNH

 

D. Peabody

PI continuing work and no update to report. 7/31/18
*Final Tech Transfer Items:  Currently these include the final report to the TAC; a “Fact Sheet” summary – NETC template; a presentation to the TAC and other interested DOT participants that is recorded by NETC and made available.

NETC Fund Balance Update

  • All previous fund transfers have been completed
  • FY2016 Fund Balance Transfers – 0.00
  • FY2017 Fund Balance Transfers – Decision deferred, but budgeted by each state
  • NETC Unallocated Balance as of 5/19/2017 – $121,990.32

NETC “Pre-TAC” Discussion of Research Topics

  • Implement recommendations on Effective Establishment of Native Plants on Roadsides
    • Recommends funding research to test two plots in each state
    • Recommends test plots for at least two growing seasons – through 2019
    • State DOTs and local organizations will have to work to identify “workhorse species” and support a market for these seeds
    • Expect budget of $87,000 for this research
    • UConn and URI both have research expertise
  • Roundabout Quick Response
    • Working to schedule meeting time

New England Materials and Research Engineers Meeting

  • MassDOT materials lab in Hopkinton, MA on June 13, 2017
    • NEMREM finalizing agenda
  • NETC Advisory Committee approved sponsorship
  • NETC slot on the agenda to present relevant research and NETC Program Review and will take meeting notes on potential research topics
    • NETC Presentation: brief summary of all research with focus on 10-3 and 13-3; NETC processes and update from Program Review

NETC In-Person Retreat at NH DOT

  • Focus on Coordinator Statement of Work
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Nate Kane, ME DOT to facilitate

Other Business

  • AV/CV Working Group Conference on June 20TH at NH DOT
  • NETC Program Review In-person meeting scheduled for June 27th 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • ME and VT attending 2017 National RAC and TRB State Representatives Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky in July 24-27
  • NETC Advisory Meeting Next Monthly Meeting – July 25th at 11am

Adjourn

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