The New England Transportation Consortium (NETC), a cooperative research effort of the transportation agencies of the six New England States, provides a regional approach to developing solutions, through research, to high priority transportation issues common to the New England States.
Research Problem Statements should address critical transportation problems or issues identified through communication with one or more of the NETC state transportation agencies. Research Problem Statements are not research proposals and there is no right of ownership associated with the Research Problem Statement.
The Consortium’s Advisory Committee will review the Research Problem Statements and select a limited number that will be developed into Scopes of Work for research projects for which RFPs will be issued.
The Research Problem Statement(s) should be prepared and submitted according to the specified form and instructions. Each Research Problem Statement requires two endorsements: one from the Advisory Committee representative of the transportation agency sponsoring the project and one from the transportation agency employee who agrees to chair the technical committee, should the Research Problem Statement be selected for funding. Go to the Advisory Committee link on this website for the list of state transportation agency representatives. Each transportation agency reviews all Research Problem Statements and submits the final list from their state to the NETC.
DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSION: January 22, 2021
Guidance on how to write an effective research problem statement: