A web conference of the FHWA’s Long-Term Infrastructure Performance (LTIP) technical working group this week provided an opportunity to discuss research ideas, according to Larry Scofield.

The FHWA presented their prioritized listing of research ideas for developing problem statements to the AASHTO COMP by July 1, he says. The group discussed, edited, and prioritized the research ideas. Three of the ideas were recommended for development into problem statements and submission to AASHTO. The FHWA asked for volunteers to help develop the problem statements.

The LTIP programs include both the Long-Term Pavement Performance Program and the Long-Term Bridge Performance Program.