List of Submitted Proposals

Below are proposals that have been submitted for consideration by the NCHRP 20-7 project panel.

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Title: Updating the Thermometer Requirements for AASHTO Standards
Committee: COMP TS 2b Liquid Asphalts
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 20-7 RNS Thermometer Study.doc
Date Submitted: 05/11/2018


Title: Sign Clutter
Committee: Committee on Traffic Engineering
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: 20-7 Proposal Format - Sign Clutter.doc
Date Submitted: 05/10/2018


Title: Update to NCHRP 20-7/Task 309, Challenges and Opportunities: A Strategic Plan for Equipment Management Research
Committee: Maintenance Committee
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: 20-7 Update of Strategic Plan for Equipment Management Research(1).doc
Date Submitted: 05/05/2018


Title: Making Department of Transportation (DOT) Equipment Fleets for Safer And More Efficient Operations with Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Committee: Maintenance Committee
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: 20-7 Proposal Format Autonomous EquipmentApril 3(1).doc
Date Submitted: 05/05/2018


Title: Effects of Autonomous Vehicle Technology on Department of Transportation (DOT) Equipment Fleets
Committee: Maintenance Committee
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: 20-7 Proposal Format Autonomous ImpactsApril(1).doc
Date Submitted: 05/05/2018


Title: Best Practices for the Operation of Movable Bridges from Remote Locations
Committee: AASHTO Commitee on Bridges and Structures, T-8 Movable Bridge Technical Committee
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: NCHRP 20-07 Proposal, AASHTO Bridge T-8 Committee 4-25-18.doc.doc
Date Submitted: 04/25/2018


Title: Emerging LED Technologies and their spectrum of use within tunnels
Committee: AASHTO SCOBS-T20
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: NCHRP+Tunnel+Lighting+Proposal_Spring_2018.doc
Date Submitted: 04/12/2018


Title: Material Requirements for High Tension Cable Barriers
Committee: TS 4d
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: High Tension Cable Barrier Research Proposal.doc
Date Submitted: 03/21/2018


Title: Simplistic Valuation Software - Research Proposal
Committee: Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control
Funding Requested: $20,000
File: Simplistic Valuation Software - Research Proposal.doc
Date Submitted: 03/01/2018


Title: Material Requirements for High Tension Cable Barriers
Committee: Materials
Funding Requested: 100,000
File: RNS 20-7 Specification for High Tension Cable Barrier 8-9-17.doc
Date Submitted: 9/11/2017


Title: How Thermal Compatibility Influences the Long-Term Durability of Polymer Resin Binder Systems for High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) and Thin-bonded Polymer Bridge Deck Overlay Systems
Committee: Materials
Funding Requested: 80,000
File: RNS_20-7 TS 4c HFST_BridgePolymer Overlay Thermal ProblemStatementOutline-FY2018 (1).doc
Date Submitted: 9/11/2017


Title: User Review of the ‘Guide for the Local Calibration of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide’
Committee: Materials
Funding Requested: 25,000
File: RPS 20-7 Review of Local Calibration Guide.doc
Date Submitted: 9/11/2017


Title: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mechanical Sieve and Screen Shakers
Committee: Materials
Funding Requested: 100,000
File: RNS_20-7_Sieving_Thoroughness_v1.doc
Date Submitted: 9/11/2017


Title: SITE-CALIBRATED SEDIMENT TRANSPORT MODEL FOR GRAVEL-BED RIVERS
Committee: Washington State Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: 99,995
File: 20-7_Problem_Statement_Sediment Transport Model.doc
Date Submitted: 08/25/2017


Title: Emerging LED technologies, and their spectrum of use on roadways and tunnels.
Committee: SCOBS-T20
Funding Requested: 100,000
File: NCHRP Tunnel Lighting Proposal_Fall_2017.doc
Date Submitted: 08/25/2017


Title: Alternative Technologies for Mitigating the Risk of Injuries and Deaths in the Work Zone
Committee: AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction and AASHTO Subcommittee on Maintenance
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: 20-7 - Alternative Technologies for Mitigating the Risk of Injuries and Deaths in the Work Zone.doc
Date Submitted: 08/25/2017


Title: Acceptable surface vertical displacement tolerance for bicycle ride quality/safety/mobility
Committee: Technical Committee on Non-Motorized Transportation
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: 20-7Prop_Claybrook_VerticalDisplacementStudy_8.25.17.doc
Date Submitted: 08/25/2017


Title: Updates to the AASHTO Guide Specification for Design of Bonded FRP Systems for Repair
Committee: Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures, technical subcommittee T-6, FRP Compositees
Funding Requested: 100,000
File: NCHRP 20-7 Proposal - AASHTO T6 - Submitted by Chynoweth.doc
Date Submitted: 08/25/2017


Title: Additional Support for the Development of the Next Edition of the Roadside Design Guide
Committee: Subcommittee on Design - Technical Committee on Roadside Safety
Funding Requested: $120,000
File: 20-7 Proposal additional support for Roadside Design Guide - FINAL.doc
Date Submitted: 08/25/2017


Title: Managing Utility Facilities Taken Out Of Service (OOS) within Public Right of Way
Committee: Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control
Funding Requested: $70,000
File: RNS_20-7_Managing-Util-Facilities-Taken-OOS-Within-ROW_08-2017.doc
Date Submitted: 08/24/2017


Title: Accommodation of Small Cell Sites within Public Rights-of-Way (ROW)
Committee: Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: RNS_20-7_Accommodation-Small-Cell-Sites_08-2017.doc
Date Submitted: 08/24/2017


Title: ASSESSING PRACTICES FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION AND REIMBURSEMENT FOR UTILITY RELOCATIONS
Committee: Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: RNS Utility ROW Acquisition and Reimbursement 20-07 Fall17 FINAL Draft.doc
Date Submitted: 08/24/2017


Title: An Impact and Value Analysis of Requiring Geo-spatial Locations for Utility Installation As-builts
Committee: Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: NCHRP 20-7 utility installations to specific geo-spatial location, 7-28-.._.doc
Date Submitted: 08/24/2017


Title: Effective Buy America Practices for DOT Utility Relocations
Committee: Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: NCHRP 20-7 Proposal Effective Buy America Practices for DOT Utility Relo.._.doc
Date Submitted: 08/24/2017


Title: Guidelines for Bottom Flange Limits of Steel Box Girders
Committee: Committee on Bridges and Structures
Funding Requested: $80,000
File: 20-07_Problem_Statement_Steel Box Girder Btm Flg b-t Limits 2016-02-29.doc
Date Submitted: 08/21/2017


Title: Sign Clutter
Committee: SCOTE
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: 20-7 Proposal Format - Sign Clutter.doc
Date Submitted: 08/18/2017


Title: Road User Understanding of Bicycle Signal Symbol Indications
Committee: SCOTE
Funding Requested: $99,000
File: 20-7 Proposal Format - Bike Signals.doc
Date Submitted: 08/18/2017


Title: Reorganization and Strategy to Update the AASHTO Drainage Manual
Committee: SCOD
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: 20-7 Drainage Manual Updates 2017 fina edit.doc
Date Submitted: 08/18/2017


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