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T&DI and FHWA Announce the 2018-19 LTPP International Data Analysis Contest

Friday, January 4, 2019

Many highway agencies still need to gain a better understanding of which pavement data elements have the most impact on highway system performance. Students are invited to prepare a paper, using LTPP InfoPave™ and analysis, to provide highway managers with a clear understanding of how different data elements affect pavement performance over time. A review of the LTPP data should be performed along with a thorough literature review of performance measures and pavement management reports.

The 2018-2019 contest theme is Use the LTPP Data to Evaluate a Question or Concern for Your Region or State. Students may alternatively choose to address the challenge topic by submitting a paper on the Application of Data Science and Analytics to Address Transportation Infrastructure Issue(s) Using the LTPP Data (Pavement Performance, Traffic, Materials, Construction Quality). The challenge topic focuses on a more specialized component related to ongoing LTPP research with the potential to contribute to other pavement-related research areas.

Contest Guidelines are available on the T&DI Contest page.

2018-2019 T&DI/ASCE-LTPP International Data Analysis Contest Timeline

Deadline to Submit Papers  |  July 1, 2019 
Complete Evaluation of Papers | August 16, 2019 
Notify Winners  |  September 16, 2019
Recognition/Awards at TRB 99th Annual Meeting  |  January 12, 2020