Each year, the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) asks state departments of transportation to identify and document recently completed “high-value” research projects. Through the identifications, the 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico engage in a friendly professional competition to determine the best high-value research based on region. Through this process, regions become familiar with that their counterparts consider high value. All winning projects are showcased through posters at the summer AASCHTO RAC meeting. The winners are also invited to show their posters at the annual TRB (Transportation Research board) meeting held in D.C. each January.
Montana has been recognized with the HVR award several times. Additionally, we have also received supplemental topic recognition for many projects.
Supplemental Topic Recognition
Concrete-Filled Steel Tube to Concrete Pile Cap Connections
Speed Limits Set Lower than Engineering Recommendations
Investigation of Prefabricated Steel Truss/Bridge Deck Systems
Effective Production Rate Estimation and Activity Sequencing Logics Using Daily Work Report Data: Phases 1 and 2
Testing Wildlife-Friendly Fencing Modifications to Manage Wildlife and Livestock Movements
Feasibility of Non-Proprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Use in Highway Bridges in Montana