The AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) each year asks states to identify and document recently completed “high-value” research projects. The Value of Research Task Force chair announces the solicitation notice to RAC for high value research projects in January each year. From these submittals, each of the four RAC regions selects its top four projects to form the “AASHTO Research Sweet Sixteen Awards”. These projects are then featured in AASHTO events and publications “Research Makes a Difference” and are also the subject of a poster session and session at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting. RAC publishes an annual compilation of all these projects in a document entitled: “Research Impacts: Better – Faster – Cheaper”. The resulting document provides substantial value to states.
“CT DOT and CTSRC were one of four recipients selected from RAC Region 1 for the Connecticut Pedestrian Safety Guide.”