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NCHRP Project 08-36, Research to Support the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning (SCOP), is a flexible, ongoing program of quick-response research designed to develop improvements in the analytical methods, decision-support tools, procedures, and techniques employed by practitioners in statewide and metropolitan transportation planning, programming, and development.   Initiated in 1999, it has been widely recognized by the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning as an important source of quick-response research of interest to the transportation planning community and an important element in accomplishing the strategic plan of the SCOP.


Research projects are conducted as “tasks” under the NCHRP project 08-36.  The NCHRP 08-36 Panel receives research problem statements continuously during the year through this web page.  The panel meets once a year to select projects for funding.  NCHRP administers the project.


Research problem statements may be submitted by anyone.  These projects are smaller than the typical NCHRP project and typically require quicker turn-around. Funding for a single project normally will not exceed $100,000, and the duration of these research projects is usually less than 12 months. Research results from this program are not published by NCHRP, but are instead furnished directly to SCOP members and are also made available to the public on Final research reports are also available on the NCHRP Project 08-36 webpage at


For additional information, please contact:

Lori Sundstrom

NCHRP Staff Officer