There are approximately 4,000 fatalities in crashes involving trucks and buses in the United States each year. Though estimates are wide-ranging, possibly 10 to 20 percent of these crashes might have involved fatigued drivers. The stresses associated with their particular jobs (irregular schedules, etc.) and the lifestyle that many truck and bus drivers lead, puts them at substantial risk for insufficient sleep and for developing short- and long-term health problems.
Research Needs on CMV Driver Fatigue, Long-Term Health and Highway Safety assesses the state of knowledge about the relationship of such factors as hours of driving, hours on duty, and periods of rest to the fatigue experienced by truck and bus drivers while driving and the implications for the safe operation of their vehicles. This report evaluates the relationship of these factors to drivers? health over the longer term, and identifies improvements in data and research methods that can lead to better understanding in both areas.
The final product of the research is a best practice guide for pavement management. Not only will this be a reference for all things related to pavement management, but it will also act as a “desk guide” for practitioners. To enhance access and implementation, it is envisioned that this guide will be developed and available through an electronic web-based format.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) E-Circular 144:
he objective of this effort was to develop a series of specific research needs statements on climate change and transportation for distribution to universities, students, research organizations, government agencies, and other interested parties for consideration in conducting and funding research in this important area.
The Research Center Guidelines for the Wyoming Department of Transportation Research Center Guidelines (Guidelines) outline the research management process for reports and other research documents, and other research center management processes, pursuant to federal and state rules, regulations and statutes. The Guidelines emphasize
the research and development program interaction process; the research organizational structures for WYDOT and its federal partners; the program development process; the report writing process; the program evaluation and technology transfer process; and the data management process for digital materials and data. By following these Guidelines, WYDOT staff and stakeholders and the Principal Investigators/Contractors will be able to produce positive and meaningful results for research projects.
STATE PLANNING & RESEARCH PART II PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2017
Five year U.S. DOT research, development and technology strategic plan mandated by the FAST Act
The Research, Development, & Technology Transfer (RDT) Program at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is in the process of setting a strategic direction to improve the effectiveness of its activities. The development of the RDT Strategic Plan, a research roadmap to achieve the agency?s vision, recognizes the vital contribution that research makes to the efficient and effective delivery of transportation services to the community.
The overarching vision is to leverage DDOT?s unique characteristics, location and relationships to transform the RDT program to a leader in applied urban transportation research.
This strategic plan lays out the blueprint for the research program for the next five years (2013-2018).