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Transportation Research Board
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is a division of the National Research Council, which serves as an independent adviser to the federal government and others on scientific and technical questions of national importance. The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. The WSDOT Research Director serves as the TRB State Representative and acts as a liaison to represent interests of WSDOT.

Several WSDOT employees serve on TRB Divison A Committees (PDF 62.4kb).

Conduct of Research
The TRB Conduct of Research Committee serves to increase the quality and effectiveness of transportation research by supporting and facilitating improved research planning and management processes.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) provides the Federal Highway Administration and the world highway community with the most advanced research and development related to new highway technologies.

AASHTO Standing Committee on Research and Research Advisory Committee
The AASHTO Standing Committee on Research (SCOR) provides oversight to the transportation research community and develops research priorities for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) in addition, RAC facilitates surveys that support research and provides a link between Research Directors. The WSDOT Research Director serves on the RAC.