Operational Research Program for Local Transportation Groups

Principal Investigator(s):

Jim Grothaus, Former Sr Dir, Tech Assist, Center for Transportation Studies

Project summary:

The Local Operational Research Assistance Program, or OPERA, funds innovations in construction and maintenance operations. It encourages maintenance employees from local agencies to get involved in operational or "hands-on" research, and helps share those ideas statewide. Local OPERA covers anything relating to local government maintenance, preservation or improvement of the transportation infrastructure, equipment, materials, and methods. It encourages involvement by all counties and cities. It particularly strives to encourage maintenance employees' active involvement in research. It encourages the development of ideas and methods that improve transportation. The program promotes implementation of new research and transfer of the research experience to all counties and cities. The program strives to develop and promote research that makes a difference and is actively visible locally and statewide.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2003051
  • Start date: 06/2003
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area:
  • Topics: Research implementation