Transportation Pooled Fund Studies (TPF) can help provide useful research for mutual transportation interests or problems regionally or nationally. A research project that is too large and expensive for one state to fund may be funded by several states pooling their funds together.
TPF studies must be led by either a State DOT or the FHWA. Within these agencies, specific individuals are authorized to post a solicitation on the TPF website, www.pooledfund.org. Typically, the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee (RAC) member in a State DOT is authorized to post a solicitation on behalf of their agency; while FHWA Program Offices or the TPF Program Manager are authorized to post project solicitations on behalf of the FHWA.
Transportation Pooled Fund studies
5(343) MASH/Roadside Safety
5(445) Design Guidelines and Mitigation Strategies for Reducing Sedimentation of Multi-Barrel Culverts
5(465) Consortium for Asphalt Pavement Research and Implementation (CAPRI)
5(464) Hydrologic and Hydraulic Software Enhancements (SMS, WMS, Hydraulic Toolbox, and HY-8)
5(451) Road Usage Charge (RUC) America
5(385) Pavement Structural Evaluation with Traffic Speed Deflection Devices (TSDDs)
5(520) Improving Traffic Detection Through New Innovative i-LST Technology Demonstration Pilot
5(XXX) Western Transportation Research Consortium