The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) provides many opportunities and benefits for its members. Collaborate with other transportation agencies, industry and academia to learn about and test cutting edge pavement technologies in real time. Promote solutions found though research for local, regional and national research needs. Develop tools and methods based on actual performance data to improve design, construction and maintenance of pavements. Provide materials for testing and propose design approaches based on in field experience. Save millions by implementing research results and leveraging $2.5 million in Minnesota construction funding through the use of the MnROAD facility; one of the most sophisticated, independently operated pavement test facilities of its type in the world. The NRRA currently offers two membership levels: an agency membership and an associate membership.
The NRRA is looking for state agency members that are interested in providing input and participating in the decision making needed for future MnROAD construction and research scheduled in 2017. Members of this level play an important role by setting objectives, goals, and finalizing project selection from project teams that will be researched at the MnROAD facility. The cost to become an agency member requires a contribution of $150,000 a year.
The NRRA is looking for academic institutions and industries that are interested in the development of various research projects. Associates are a crucial part to NRRA success. Members of this level play an important role by providing critical input on trends in road research and implementation. Associates advise and assist project teams during the selection and planning of research topics. The cost to become an associate member requires a contribution of $2,000 a year.
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