Much of the research conducted by the NCHRP is designed to solve specific problems experienced by practitioners that are related to the operational and planning functions of state transportation agencies. Although top management is certainly affected by these problems and benefits from solutions through improved agency performance, this type of research does not necessarily address top management's most immediate needs. NCHRP Project 20-24 conducts research intended to address the specific concerns of chief executive officers (CEOs) and other top managers of the state departments of transportation (DOTs). The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Special Committee on Research and Innovation (R&I) each year allocates funds to the overall series, but identification of specific tasks is left up to the NCHRP 20-24 project panel.
Projects in the NCHRP 20-24 series are procured and conducted under the same procedures and requirements applied to other NCHRP research. Individual projects in the NCHRP 20-24 series are described in the specific project pages, which are linked in the list below.