This research project had two objectives:
(1) Conduct a workshop for senior U.S. transportation agency leaders to help them launch in agency ERM programs that will be generally effective and specifically consistent with the MAP-21 requirements
(2) Develop a “roadmap” for activities to make available to DOTs the training, tools, and guidance materials agencies can use to develop and maintain effective ERM programs, tailored to the agency’s resources and capabilities and responsive as specific MAP-21 requirements become known.
The roadmap was intended to assist the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to provide ongoing assistance to states to implement and improve their ERM programs. The workshop was held in August 2015, in Minneapolis, MN. The research team's "roadmap" report, completed in July 2016, was delivered to AASHTO and is available for download by clicking here