NCHRP Synthesis 355: Transportation Technology Transfer: Successes, Challenges, and Needs
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NCHRP Synthesis 355:
Transportation Technology Transfer: Successes, Challenges, and Needs
(2006)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 355: Transportation Technology Transfer: Successes, Challenges, and Needs explores the use of technology transfer practices in the highway transportation community. The report documents successful practices, discusses challenges encountered, and identifies the needs of those responsible for sponsoring, facilitating, and conducting technology transfer activities and processes.

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94 pages | 8.5 x 11
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Front Matter i-ix
Summary 1-5
Definitions 6-6
Literature and Data Sources 7-7
Organization 8-8
Overview and Background - Highway Technology Transfer 9-9
Current Context - Technology Transfer in Highway Transportation 10-12
Current Context - Technology Transfer in Other Venues Applicable to HighwayTransportation - Public and Private Sector 13-16
Structure and Elements of Successful Technology Transfer 17-17
Factors Affecting Successful Technology Transfer 18-27
Evaluating Successful Technology Transfer 28-28
Replicating Successful Technology Transfer 29-29
Source and Results of Successful Technology Transfer Efforts 30-31
Barriers Identified in Past Studies 32-32
Survey Respondents - Barriers Identified and Overcoming Them 33-35
Pushing Technology Out 36-37
Pulling Technology In 38-38
Other Needs Identified 39-40
Chapter Six - Findings, Conclusions, and Suggestions for Further Research 41-43
References 44-45
Bibliography 46-48
Appendix A - Surveys 49-66
Appendix B - Survey Respondents and Conducted Interviews 67-68
Appendix C - Principal Federal Legislation Related to Cooperative Technology Transfer 69-69
Appendix D - List of Communication Outreach and Marketing Tools 70-70
Appendix E - AASHTO Technology Implementation Group Technology Transfer Process 71-71
Appendix F - Implementation Plan Forms 72-80
Appendix G - Impediments to Innovation in Highway Transportation 81-82
Appendix H - Technology Transfer Toolbox Scoping Study Executive Summary 83-84
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 85-85

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