Archived Problem Statements

Archived Problem Statements

The following proposals were submitted for past meetings of the planning 8-36 project panel. These Problem Statements are not currently under consideration for funding through this program. For a list of Problem Statements that have been submitted for the current funding cycle, please see the List of Problem Statements


Title: Reauthorization Implications for Statewide, Metropolitan, and Rural Planning
Affiliation: TRB Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning Committee
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: 8-36_2012 Submission-Reauthorization Implications for Statewide, Metropolitan, and Rural Planning.docx
Date Submitted: 04/01/12


Title: Current Approaches to Transportation Planning in State Departments of Transportation
Affiliation: TRB Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning Committee
Funding Requested: $50,000
File: 8-36 2012 Submission- Current Approaches to Transportation Planning in State Departments of Transportation.docx
Date Submitted: 04/01/12


Title: Reauthorization Implications for Statewide, Metropolitan, and Rural Planning
Affiliation: TRB-ADA 10 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning Committee
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: FirstDraft-July13 Peer Report.docx
Date Submitted: 04/01/12


Title: A Typology of Integrated Transportation and Land Use Models
Affiliation: Concordia University
Funding Requested: $10,00
File: Integrated land use and trans models v2.docx
Date Submitted: 04/02/2012


Title: Sketch Planning Tools for Regional Sustainability
Affiliation: Research Coordinator, TRB ADD30; University of Florida
Funding Requested: $60,000
File: 8-36_research_needs_statement_regional_sketch_planning_tools.docx
Date Submitted: 3/30/12


Title: State DOT Practices for Estimating Transportation Impacts of Non-Traditional Developments
Affiliation: Virginia Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: NCHRP 08-36 submission 04-02-2012 - State DOT Practices for Estimating MITUS impact.docx
Date Submitted: 04/02/2012


Title: Planning strategies to maintain the functionality of rural low-volume highways impacted by energy developments
Affiliation: Texas Transportation Institute
Funding Requested: $99,999
File: Planning strategies to maintain the functionality.docx
Date Submitted: 04/01/2012


Title: Development of Transportation Asset Management Plan Templates
Affiliation: Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 8-36 Development of Transportation Asset Management Plan Templates.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/2012


Title: What You Get is What You See: Typology of Data Visualization Tools
Affiliation: consultant; retired MN DOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: Visualization Prop nchrp0836.docx
Date Submitted: 3/30/2012


Title: Transportation Data Integration – A Major Avenue for Better Decisions
Affiliation: University at Albany
Funding Requested: $99,800
File: Transportation_Data_Integration.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/2012


Title: Performance Measures for Infrastructure Preservation
Affiliation: NYSDOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: Proposal for NCHRP 3-26-12.doc
Date Submitted: 3/30/2012


Title: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revenues
Affiliation: Maryland DOT
Funding Requested: $50,000
File: NCHRP 08-36_Problem Statement_Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revenue_033012.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/2012


Title: Issues with using asset management models in determining appropriate levels of investment between major asset groups.
Affiliation: NYS DOT
Funding Requested: $55,000
File: 8-36_Template.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/2012


Title: Transportation Users Guide to the Economic Census
Affiliation: Texas Transportation Institute
Funding Requested: $80,000
File: 8-36 Problem Statement Transportation Users Guide to the Economic Census.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/2012


Title: Assessing the Data Needs and Data Gaps for Linking Planning with Operations and Maintenance
Affiliation: Maryland State Highway Administration
Funding Requested: $90,000
File: Assessing data needs and gaps for linking planning with ops and maintenance._Mar 30-12.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/2012


Title: Contemporary Planning and Design Tools that Deliver Healthy and Economically Vibrant Communities
Affiliation: MassDOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 20120330 FINAL MassDOT NCHRP 8-36 2012 Research Proposal rev.docx
Date Submitted: 3/30/2012


Title: Where Have All the Data Gone? Synthesis of Current Practices in Data Archiving
Affiliation: AZDOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 8-36 Problem Statement on Data Archiving_12v3.docx
Date Submitted: 03/28/2012


Title: Business Plan for Establishing a Multi-use T3 (Travel Monitoring, Travel Behavior, and Transportation (general) National Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Clearinghouse System Framework
Affiliation: Chaparral Systems Corp.
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: nchrp0836c_bikepeddataclearinghouse_032912.docx
Date Submitted: 3/29/12


Title: Successful Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management in State Transportation Agencies
Affiliation: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $99,999
File: ERM Problem Statement 27MAR12.docx
Date Submitted: 03/31/2012


Title: Successful Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management in State Transportation Agencies
Affiliation: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $99,999
File: ERM Problem Statement 27MAR12.docx
Date Submitted: 03/31/2012


Title: Summary of City and Metropolitan Transportation Infrastructure Needs for 25 Largest Metros
Affiliation: District Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $65,000
File: 8-36_Metro area asset preservation.docx
Date Submitted: 03/28/2012


Title: Development and Evaluation of Potential Modifications to Highway Capacity Manual Bicycle Level of Service Model for Arterial Roadways
Affiliation: Florida DOT
Funding Requested: $37,000
File: nchrp836bikestatement.docx
Date Submitted: 3/27/12


Title: Using the Economic Value Created by Transportation to Fund Transportation
Affiliation: SDDOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2012-8-36 SCOP Value Capture Proposal.docx
Date Submitted: 3/20/2012


Title: Identify innovative contracting methods that can be used to expedite Planning Studies, Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).
Affiliation: MaineDOT
Funding Requested: 60,000
File: 3.13.12 NCHRP Proposal GA Editsht.doc
Date Submitted: 3/16/2012


Title: Transportation Safety Planning Pilot Test
Affiliation: Cambridge Systematics
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: TSP Pilot.docx
Date Submitted: 04/04/2011


Title: Transportation Safety Planning Pilot Test
Affiliation: Cambridge Systematics
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: TSP Pilot.docx
Date Submitted: 04/04/2011


Title: PlanSafe Version 2: The Feasibility of a Safety Forecasting Tool for Medium and Small MPOs
Affiliation: Cambridge Systematics
Funding Requested: $60,000
File: PlanSafe Lite.docx
Date Submitted: 04/04/2011


Title: Commuting in America IV (CIA4): Tabulation Preparation and Web Development
Affiliation: Kansas DOT
Funding Requested: $125,000
File: CIA4 8-36 Problem Statement.docx
Date Submitted: 4/1/2011


Title: Group Quarters Pilot Travel Survey Data Collection and Analysis
Affiliation: California Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: NCHRP Research Problem FNL.doc
Date Submitted: 04/01/2011


Title: Sustainability Data for Making Transportation Improvement Program Investments
Affiliation: NYSDOT
Funding Requested: $98,000
File: NCHRP Project 08-36 Sustainability Problem Statement final.docx
Date Submitted: 04/01/2011


Title: Analysis Methods of GPS Travel Data
Affiliation: Ohio DOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 8-36_GPS data processing.docx
Date Submitted: 03/31/2011


Title: Cost/Benefit Analysis for Cross Mode Project Prioritization
Affiliation: Florida DOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: Cost_Benefitfinal.docx
Date Submitted: 3/31/11


Title: The Role of Planning in a 21st Century Transportation Agency
Affiliation: WSDOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 8-36_research project 20110324bjsjk20110330bjslolol20110331bjs.docx
Date Submitted: 03/31/2011


Title: Transportation Asset Management for Ancillary Structures
Affiliation: Michigan DOT (Chair, Subcommittee on Asset Management)
Funding Requested: $150,000
File: 08-36_TAM Ancillary Structures.docx
Date Submitted: 03/31/2011


Title: Inland Port Facility Planning Best Practices
Affiliation: Florida DOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: Inland Port Research Statementfinal.docx
Date Submitted: 3/31/11


Title: Peer Review of Multimodal and Cross Modal Transportation Project Prioritization
Affiliation: Florida DOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: PeerReviewSIT.docx
Date Submitted: 3/31/11


Title: Annual Performance Metrics Based on ACS Data (aka Overcoming Overlapping Years with Multi-year Estimates)
Affiliation: FHWA Resource Center
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: Annual ACS Data.docx
Date Submitted: 03/31/2011


Title: Using “Fair Division” Methods for Allocating Transportation Funds
Affiliation: TxDOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: Fair Division Project Statement SCOP.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/11


Title: Application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for Project Selection
Affiliation: TxDOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: DEA Project Statement.docx
Date Submitted: 03/30/11


Title: Best Practices for analyzing the social equity implications of transportation investments in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Affiliation: Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Funding Requested: $85,000
File: NCHRP Project 08-36 Proposed problem statement_2.doc
Date Submitted: 10/15/2010


Title: Support and Update of the Strategic Plan for the Standing Committee on Planning
Affiliation: Kansas DOT
Funding Requested: $30,000
File: SCOP Strategic Plan Update v2.docx
Date Submitted: 10/01/2010


Title: Framework for Evaluating the Impacts of Strategies to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled for Climate Change Mitigation
Affiliation: Washington State Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $95,000
File: 8-36_WSDOT submittal VMT.docx
Date Submitted: 10/1/2010


Title: Measuring the benefit(s) or return on investment for non-motorized transportation projects: Can it be done and/or how can it be done?
Affiliation: Georgia DOT
Funding Requested: $99,999
File: NCHRP --- measuring benefits of non-motorized transportation projects.docx
Date Submitted: 10/01/2010


Title: Non-Rail Infrastructure Upgrades &/or New Construction Due to Passenger Rail Implementation
Affiliation: Georgia DOT
Funding Requested: $99,999
File: 8-36_Research Problem Statement_NCHRP.docx
Date Submitted: 10/01/2010


Title: Performance Measurement-based Tool/Methodology for use in Multi-modal Capital Program Decision-making Process
Affiliation: Maryland Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: NCHRP 8-36_Problem Statement_MDOT Final.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2010


Title: Methodologies and Data for Statewide Transportation GHG Planning
Affiliation: Standing Committee on Planning Data Subcommittee
Funding Requested: $100,000.
File: Methodologies and Data for Statewide Transportation GHG Planning.docx
Date Submitted: 10/01/10


Title: Exploring the Establishment of a Virtual Warehouse for Transportation Data Sets
Affiliation: CO DOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: Virtual Data Warehouse v2.docx
Date Submitted: 10/01/2010


Title: Feasibility of River Barges and Lakes Vessels used to transport freight on the North American Marine Highways in Central United States
Affiliation: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: Problem Statement Outline COB 1.doc
Date Submitted: 09/30/2010


Title: Integrating Performance Measures into a Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP) Process
Affiliation: Missouri DOT
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 8-36 SCOPM Project V1.docx
Date Submitted: 10/01/2010


Title: Understanding peak period discretionary travel
Affiliation: Washington State Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: 08-36 WSDOT Discretionary Travel FINAL 09-30-2010.docx
Date Submitted: 09/30/2010


Title: Effects on VMT, GHG emissions, and fuel tax revenue resulting from changes in fuel types, prices, and consumption
Affiliation: WSDOT – Urban Planning Office
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 8-36_Effects of VMT, GHG & Fuel Taxes & Consumption FINAL.docx
Date Submitted: 09/30/2010


Title: State and Metropolitan Regional Practices in Economic Benefit Analysis
Affiliation: Idaho Transportation Department
Funding Requested: $60,000
File: Idaho NCHRP 8-36 Proposal - Economic Analysis .docx
Date Submitted: 09/30/10


Title: Synthesis of State DOT and MPO Planning and Analysis on Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Affiliation: AASHTO
Funding Requested: $50,000
File: NCHRP 08-36_State DOT and MPO Planning and Analysis on Strategies to Reduce GHGs.docx
Date Submitted: 09/30/2010


Title: Best practices for Ranking Enhancement Projects
Affiliation: NCDOT
Funding Requested: $ 75,000
File: Enhancement Project Ranking Research Proposal Sept10.doc
Date Submitted: 09/30/2010


Title: Dirigible Transport: Modal Innovation in Freight Shipment
Affiliation: Mn/DOT
Funding Requested: $94,000
File: Dirigible 08-36 app.docx
Date Submitted: 09/29/2010


Title: UPlan
Affiliation: Utah DOT
Funding Requested: $90,000
File: 8-36_Template[1].docx
Date Submitted: 09/28/2010


Title: Project Pipeline Risk Management
Affiliation: IPM Analytics
Funding Requested: $90,000
File: Project Pipeline Risk Management 091410.doc
Date Submitted: 09/15/2010


Title: Improving Travel Behavior Data for Environmental Vehicle Analyses
Affiliation: New York State DOT
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: nchrp0836_FINAL _ ImprovingDataforEnvironmentalVehicles.doc
Date Submitted: 09/14/2010


Title: Best Practices in Incorporating Uncertainty in Travel Estimation Practices
Affiliation: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $85,000
File: 2010-14 Incorporating Uncertainty in Travel Estimates.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Using Laser Scanning Technologies for Roadway Inventory Data Collection
Affiliation: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-15 Laser Scanner Technology to Collect Roadway Inventory Data.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Identification of The Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands Within Metropolitan and Statewide Planning Processes
Affiliation: ADA40 Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-16 RPS on National Parks and Public Lands in the Planning Process.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Recreational Travel Demand: Methodologies and Evaluation Techniques
Affiliation: ADA40 Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-17 RPS on Tourism and Recreational Travel Demand Estimation.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Application and Measures of Effectiveness of Complete Streets at the Policy and Project Level
Affiliation: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-18 Complete Streets.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Use of Flexible Highway Design Standards to Meet Community, Mobility, Safety, and Preservation Needs
Affiliation: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $85,000
File: 2010-21 Use of Flexible Design Standards.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Metropolitan Cooperative Research Program Feasibility Study
Affiliation: ADA20: Metropolitan Policy, Planning and Processes Committee
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: 2010-25 Metropolitan Cooperative Research Program.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Forecasting, Planning and Engineering for an Aging Population
Affiliation: Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-26 Forecasting for an Aging Population.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: The Role of Backcasting in Estimating Future Travel Projections
Affiliation: ADA20 Metropolitan Policy, Planning and Processes Committee
Funding Requested: $80,000
File: 2009-01 Backcasting.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Multi-state Corridor Coalitions
Affiliation: Wilbur Smith Associates
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2009-02 Corridor Coalitions.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: MPO ‘Metropolitan Travel Forecasting Report’ Follow-up
Affiliation: ADA20 Metropolitan Policy, Planning and Processes Committee
Funding Requested: $120,000
File: 2009-04 Implementation of NCHRP Rpt 288.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: MPO Designation - Is the Old Model Still Relevant?
Affiliation: ADA20 Metropolitan Policy, Planning and Processes Committee
Funding Requested: $50,000
File: 2009-06 MPO Designation Method Relevancy.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Software Tool for Estimating Multi-modal Travel of Land-Use Projects with Smart Growth Characteristics
Affiliation: California Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $300,000
File: 2009-07 Smart Growth Land-Use Analysis Tool.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Assessment of Analysis Tools and Models for Effective Land Use and Transportation Scenario Planning
Affiliation: California Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2009-08 Tools for Scenario Planning.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Travel Survey Manual Updating
Affiliation: Federal Highway Administration
Funding Requested: $50,000
File: 2009-09 Travel Survey Manual Update.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Case Studies of Climate Change Action Plans Related to the Transportation Sector
Affiliation: Montana Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: 2009-11a Climate Change Case Studies.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: • Weight vs. No-Weight Vehicle Classification
Affiliation: Federal Highway Administration
Funding Requested: $85,000
File: 2009-14 Vehicle Weight Classification.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Mobility Management System: Synthesis
Affiliation: California Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2009-15 Mobility Management System.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Developing a Methodology to Measure Customer Land Use Preferences
Affiliation: South Dakota Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $300,000
File: 2009-18 Measuring Customer Land Use Preferences.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2008


Title: Freight Advisory Boards – National Best Practices Survey
Affiliation: Arizona Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-13 Freight Advisory Boards Best Practices Survey.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Transit Oriented Development in Small Towns
Affiliation: TRB ADA 30 Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities
Funding Requested: $50,000
File: 2010-12 TOD in Small Towns.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Control of non-domestic steel and iron products in highway construction
Affiliation: Illinois Dept of Transportation
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: NCHRP_Form_081310.doc
Date Submitted: 08/13/2010


Title: Best management of privatization of maintenance functions.
Affiliation: Utah Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: AASHTO Scan Tour 2010.doc
Date Submitted: 08/12/2010


Title: Effective Documentation and Integration of Public Input
Affiliation: TRB Committee on Public Involvement
Funding Requested: $75,000
File: 2010-05 Documenting & Integating Public Input.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Best Practices for Integrating Transportation and Land Use to Reduce VMT and Minimize GHG Emissions
Affiliation: Florida Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-03 Reduce VMT & GHG thru Transp & Land Use Integration.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Transportation Financing Options in Small Communities
Affiliation: TRB ADA 30 Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities
Funding Requested: $50,000
File: 2010-11 Small Community Financing Options.doc
Date Submitted: 10/1/2009


Title: Utah Planning Tool
Affiliation: Utah Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $80,000
File: 2010-10 Utah Planning Tool.doc
Date Submitted: 10/1/2009


Title: K-factor Assignment Validity for Enhancing the Reliability of Peak Hour Traffic Calculations
Affiliation: Michigan Department of Transportation
Funding Requested: $80,000
File: 2010-07 K-Factor Assignment Validity.doc
Date Submitted: 10/01/2009


Title: Guidebook on Determining Origin/Destination Matrices from Traffic Counts
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Funding Requested: $100,000
File: 2010-01 Origin Destination Matrices.doc
Date Submitted: 09/01/2009


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