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... 3 THE STATES' HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM The critical role of state DOTs The state DOTs created NCHRP in 1962 to find answers to common problems in highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance. The state DOTs, through AASHTO, are the sole sponsors of NCHRP.
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... 4Searching TRB databases helps submitters of problem statements avoid duplicating research. States select NCHRP research projects A thorough process of consultation and review by subject matter experts from the state DOTs, AASHTO, FHWA, and TRB ensures that each proposed research project is vetted prior to being considered for funding.
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... 5A cumulative total of 1,842 research contracts have resulted from all NCHRP yearly programs through 2017. The FY 2018 program will add another 42 new contracts and 22 continuations.

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