From 2007 to 2013, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) managed 100 research projects designed to address four critical areas: reliability, capacity, safety, and renewal of our transportation system. Once concluded, in 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and AASHTO launched the SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program (IAP) to deploy the most usable and relevant of these research outcomes, which are now referred to as “SHRP2 Solutions.”
The IAP was designed to assist Federal, state, and local transportation agencies in deploying the SHRP2 products by providing financial and technical assistance, facilitated workshops, training, equipment, and software. (See SHRP2 History for more background information.)
For each product, Implementation Planning Workshops were held with representatives of state, local, and Federal agencies, relevant private-sector firms, and subject-matter experts, to determine a clear description of the product, and its viability and opportunities for implementation. Goals and tactics as well as outreach and marketing activities were discussed. This information became the basis for the implementation rounds and framework noted below.
Overall, more than 63 products were selected; more than $155 million in funding support and technical assistance was provided to transportation agencies through seven implementation rounds; and more than 430 SHRP2 projects were conducted.
Although the SHRP2 implementation has ended, limited future opportunities for assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis, as needs arise and funding permits. All SHRP2 products, however, are available for use at any time regardless of the availability of financial or technical assistance.