The national need to protect the massive national highway infrastructure investment is recognized by Congress and clearly cited in “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’’ or the ‘‘MAP–21”. The establishment of CHPP is consistent with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation’s strategic goal of “State of Good Repair”. The mission of CHPP is aimed at providing a new platform for accelerating innovation in highway pavement preservation. The center will assist in meeting the increasing demand for highway pavement preservation research and will further the goal of increasing the reliability and performance of the nation’s highways.
A continuing challenge to meet the transportation needs of the future is clearly human resources. Encouraging the best and brightest to pursue degrees in transportation-related engineering disciplines is a big priority of the center. The concept of this task is thus centered on showcasing the challenges, opportunities, and, most importantly, the rewards of pursuing a college degree in a transportation-related area.
Individual Outreach Plans
- Michigan State University Outreach Plan
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Outreach Plan
- University of Texas at Austin Outreach Plan
- University of Hawaii at Manoa Plan
- University of Minnesota Outreach Plan
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Outreach Plan