The National Academies

NCHRP 20-65/Task 38 [Final]

Estimated Impact of Selected State DOT Cost Reduction Initiatives on the Administration of State Public Transportation Programs
[ NCHRP 20-65 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $100,000
Research Agency: ICF Incorporated
Principal Investigator: Brian Cronin and Michael Grant
Effective Date: 4/22/2011
Completion Date: 4/21/2012
Comments: Published as NCHRP Research Results Digest 379

This report describes and documents the results of a study conducted help to identify the impact and costs associated with implementing cost containment initiatives as well as to recommend ways in which state DOTs can make informed decisions regarding the use of these various initiatives. Data regarding the use and impact of various cost containment initiatives were gathered from state DOT staff though an online survey that was sent out to members of the DOT from every state. Data were also gathered through interviews with selected state DOT representatives. Results of this study show the prevalence of cost containment initiative usage in state DOTs, describe potential positive and negative impacts of implementing cost containment initiatives, and provide possible methods to mitigate potential negative outcomes experienced when implementing cost containment initiatives.

Status: Published as NCHRP Research Results Digest 379 which is available for download from the TRB website

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