TRB Research,
& Implementation
Management Committee (

TRB 2022 Annual Meeting

General Meeting Information

The TRB 2022 Annual Meeting took place January 9-13 in Washington. Learn about workshops by subject.

RIIM AJE35 Committee

The RIIM AJE35 Committee in-person meeting at the Annual Meeting was held Monday January 10, 2022 from 1:30 to 3 pm. Click here to learn more. Download the meeting agenda. Three presentations were delivered. Click below to download copies:

Visit the Meetings page to learn the dates and times for Subcommittee meetings, as well as Poster Sessions and Lectern Sessions.

Download a spreadsheet to learn Committee sessions and presentations.

The AJE35(3), Transportation Innovation Lifecycle subcommittee and AJE35(2) Emerging Topics subcommittee held a joint meeting on Wednesday January 12 from 8 a.m. to noon during the Annual Meeting. The Innovation Subcommittee opened with a presentation of a strawman innovation lifecycle, followed by several presentations on the lifecycle from international perspectives. Download a presentation on the Innovation Process in Germany presented by Bernard Gyergyay.

The Emerging Topics subcommittee continued with its meeting and presentations on innovative CAVIS technologies.

The AJE35 Committee met Monday January 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. during the TRB 2022 Annual Meeting.
The Committee also sponsored poster and lectern sessions. Watch for draft minutes and more information soon

Virtual Committee Meeting

The most recent RIIM Committee virtual meeting was held Monday November 15, 2021

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern time
(10:30 a.m. Central, 9:30 a.m. Mountain, 9:30 a.m. Pacific)
Download the Draft Meeting Minutes

Download the agenda

Recent RIIM Committee meetings were held:

Monday September 20, 2021
Download Meeting Minutes of the September 20 meeting.

Monday July 19, 2021
Download Final Minutes of the July 19 virtual meeting.

New and Next

  • Here's a webinar in late January that focuses on innovation. Register now for "Innovation Deployment: Strategies and Building Blocks to Adopt Innovations." The webinar, hosted by Applied Research Associates, will be held from noon to 1 pm eastern time January 26. Featured speaker is Dr. Bill Vavrik, Vice President, Principal Engineer, and manager of ARA’s Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. Learn more and register.

  • A draft of the RIIM Triennial Strategic Plan was prepared. Download the draft plan.

  • AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Announces High Value Research Awards for 2021. Each year, state DOTs nominate high value research (HVR) projects to be showcased. The top four from each of the four regions is called the “Sweet 16.” Supplemental awards in the Safety category and another commonly nominated category are also recognized. Fact sheets, videos, and links to all projects can be found here. Both the Sweet 16 and Supplemental awarded projects will also have poster sessions at the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting.

  • In July, TRB approved the establishment of the AJE35 Transportation Innovation Lifecycle Subcommittee. Harold "Skip" Paul will chair the subcommittee. Its scope: Define the innovation lifecycle and methods and opportunities to support innovation within the transportation community. Those interested in being part of the subcommittee are encouraged to contact Skip at: Learn more about the three current AJE35 subcommittees.

  • In March, the RIIM Committee launched The Guideway, a monthly newsletter that addresses committee work and other transportation research topics. Read the December issue. View archived issues.

  • The Research Program and Project Management (RPPM) website is a joint effort of the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and RIIM. The new platform provides enhanced security and functionality. Visit the Resources page for details on site improvements.

Committee Scope

The Research Innovation, Implementation and Management Committee (AJE35) explores research and innovation processes and life cycles, from formulating needs through conduct of research and development efforts to technology transfer and implementation activities.

  • Identifying gaps and opportunities

  • Formulating needs

  • Generating ideas

  • Developing scopes

  • Adapting research and innovations

  • Conducting research and development

  • Evaluating research and innovations

  • Advancing technology transfer

  • Facilitating implementation and deployment

  • Determining and sharing the value of research and innovation

Welcome Message

One constant in the transportation industry is that it constantly evolves to meet the needs and demands of society. The same principle applies to the committees organized by the Transportation Research Board: TRB committees often evolve to take on a new mission. That’s what happened in 2020: The Conduct of Research Committee (ABG10) and Technology Transfer Committee (ABG30) completed their respective missions and merged to form the Research Innovation Implementation Committee (AJE35.)

The RIIM leadership look forward to working with our Members and Friends to advance the 10 tasks noted in our Scope. Since spring of 2020, the committee has met virtually, and task groups have taken on projects outlined in their respective scope of work statements.

In the months ahead, the Committee will prepare its Triennial Strategic Plan, which will guide the AJE35 Committee through 2023. And, of course, we are planning participation during the TRB 2022 Annual Meeting.

We welcome all to visit this website to learn about our progress. And, we welcome your thoughts and comments.


Cynthia Jones, Ohio DOT, Chair

Past Co-Chairs: Sue Sillick, Montana DOT and Hau Hagedorn, Portland State University

Committee History

The RII Committee (AJE35) was created in 2020 through the merger of the TRB Technology Transfer Committee (ABG30) and the Conduct of Research Committee (ABG10).

In 2018, the ABG30 Technology Transfer Committee and the ABG10 Conduct of Research Committee completed a Triennial Strategic Plan. Download the plans below:

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