EMTSP Goals and Action Items – February 2020
Goal 1: Information Exchange
Objective 1: Provide National and Regional Partnership Meetings
Action: Assist partnerships in creating agendas and finding speakers
Action: Assist partnerships in maintaining work activities and periodic communications
Action: Include networking opportunities to enhance state-state information sharing
Objective 2: Assist agency communications with contact information
Action: Maintain list of agency contacts on website; with annual update
Action: Provide attendee list of all meetings
Action: Use surveys to answer questions of interest by fleet managers; post survey results on website
Objective 3: Maintain relationships with MaC, TRB and FWHA
Action: Hold Oversight Panel Meeting in conjunction with annual MAC meeting
Action: Participate in Equipment Management TWG meeting at MAC meeting.
Action: Invite FHWA Liaison to all conference calls, MaC TWG and Oversight Panel meetings
Action: Work with TRB to develop workshops and webinar and in defining RN’s
Action: Obtain input from TRB on new and advancing technologies
Objective 4: Provide professional development
Action: Provide WBT, consider development of web-based mobile applications
Action: Maintain content on EMTSP website; including technical equipment specifications
Action: Oversight Panel provides EMTSP Website content review
Action: Evaluate development of associated AASHTO Certification or Certificate program for agency fleet managers, beginning with a certificate program in the short term, certification program in the long term
Action: Utilize webinars as a training delivery tool; sources include EMTSP, NCHRP, TRB, FHWA and other research authorities
Action: Identify potential topics and champions for POD casts; evaluate in one year
Objective 5: New Technologies
Action: Promote working with technology transfer groups to assist in the development, deployment and implementation of new research findings and technologies
Action: Develop improved topic search capabilities for the EMTSP website
Action: Update website to include partnership by-laws and officer list on an annual basis
Action: Update website to include all EMTSP resolutions
Action: Develop a common content format for all regional partnerships
Action: Evaluate including a tab on the EMTSP website for new technologies
Action: Video record presentations and tag those that relate to new technologies
Action: Make agencies aware of new and proposed rules and regulations at Regional and National conferences; consider sending email advisories
Objective 6: Engage with Manufacturers
Action: Include input from local and national vendors in reports and presentations at national and regional meetings
Action: Compare specifications and approaches for equipment items and present at regional and national meetings
Action: Continue to have manufacturers identify future trends they see in next 3-year period; identify presentations of special and common interest.
Action: Provide opportunities to discuss new and proposed equipment technologies
Goal 2: Research
Objective 1: Identify Research topics
Action: Solicit potential research ideas at national and regional meetings, TRB AHD60, MaC and others. Follow the research roadmap.
Action: Identify needed research and the most viable approach to conduct that research
Action: Develop scan tour proposals and seek funding from AASHTO, FHWA or regional partnerships
Action: Identify peer to peer opportunities and funding options
Objective 2: Actively participate in the NCHRP research process
Action: Identification of RNSs
Action: Prioritization of RNS through regional partnerships
Action: Marketing top priorities to MAC using the prioritization
Action: Develop and submit the RNS.
Action: Encourage members to participate on NCHRP panels if requested.
Objective 3: Promote implementation of research
Action: Make agencies aware of recently completed research. Discuss/determine whether Completed research is ready for implementation
Action: Identify a few early adoption lead states
Action: Have early adopters present their experiences. What did they have to do in order to implement?
Action: Seek implementation funding.
Objective 4: Identify on-going and completed Fleet Management related research and link onto EMTSP website
Action: Develop tab or process to upload research links. Identify format.
Action: Develop a plan on how to collect state research information.