Hari Kalla, Director of Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), Cheryl Richter, Director of the Office of Infrastructure Research, and Leif Wathne met last week to discuss two key research and tech transfer ideas.

One focal point was the annual meeting among the FHWA, ACPA, and ACPA-affiliated Chapter/State executives, which is tentatively planned to be held at the TRHRC headquarters in McLean, VA.

The group also explored the idea of a pavement research summit, which could include separate discussions for concrete- and asphalt-pavement related topics, as well as combined discussion that would focus on broad-based issues common to both.  Next steps are to set possible dates for the FHWA/ACPA/CSE meeting as well to further explore the pavement research summit.