March 28, 2017 Advisory Committee Meeting



DATE:                       March 28, 2017

TIME:                        11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION:            Conference Call 1-866-906-7447

                                Participant Access Code 8626283


Call to Order

Open Projects

Project # and Title PI, University

AC Liaison

Update End Date
13-1: Development of High Early-Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Pour Connections Brena,

UMass Amherst


C. Bradley

PI completed 90% of the project, but two tests remain. PI in communication with TAC chair and scheduling a TAC meeting. 1/14/17


13-2: HMA Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Singles (RAS): Low Temperature Fatigue Performance of Plant-Produced Mixtures Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth


A. Scholz

Since contractors have not yet provided PCAS mixtures, PI obtained PCAS to work on two mixture design. PI continues test PCAS mixtures and MSW mixtures. 12/1/17 (NCE)
13-3: Improved Regionalization of Quality Assurance (QA) Functions Dave,



C. Franco

DOTs working with VTrans to use existing SharePoint site to share QA data. PI and TAC will work to identify pilot projects to use tool. 4/2/17 (NCE)
14-2: Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges Civjan,

UMass Amherst


D. Peabody

PI held two training events to present results and get feedback on research and feasibility of draft bridge survey form. PI provided draft report to TAC for review and edits. 5/31/17


15-1: Use of Forested Habitat Adjacent to Highways by Northern Long Ear Bats Foster,



D. Peabody

Contract in process between UVM and UNH.

Coordinator contract extension received and contract processes moving forward.

15-2: Using the New SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Databases to Examine Safety Concerns for Older Drivers Samuel,

UMass Amherst


D. Peabody

Contract fully executed between UMass Amherst and UVM. PI working with VTTI on data request. 12/31/18
15-3: Moisture Susceptibility Testing for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements in New England Dave,



D. Peabody

Contract between UVM and UNH fully executed. PI has begun literature review. PI held kick-off meeting to discuss research plan and scheduling. PI sending survey to identify mixtures and projects for 2017 construction season. 7/31/18
*Final Tech Transfer Items:  Currently these include the final report to the TAC; a “Fact Sheet” summary – NETC template; a presentation to the TAC and other interested DOT participants that is recorded by NETC and made available.

NETC Research Distribution List_2017

NETC Advisory Committee Discussion of Research Topics

  • New England roundabouts
    • Have received NH, CT, ME and RI TAC member
    • Please send names and contact information for TAC members
  • Implement recommendations on Effective Establishment of Native Plants on Roadsides
    • Have received support from ME and CT TAC members
    • Please send any additional names and contact information for TAC members

NETC New England Networks Inventory

  • Please return to Coordination Team by 4/14/2017

Other Business

  • Region 1 UTC has not been awarded
    • The new solicitation has not yet been issued, but the Coordinator will inform the advisory committee when it is issued
  • NETC Program Review Follow-up April 12, 2017 10 AM -12PM
  • NETC Program Review In-person meeting to be scheduled for June (except week of June 12th )
  • NETC Advisory Meeting Next Monthly Meeting – April 25, 2017, 11 AM – 12 PM


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