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State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC)
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The NH STIC council is a partnership of public and private transportation industry stakeholders that work together to evaluate innovative products and practices and to lead their incorporation into the next generation of New Hampshire's transportation network.

The mission of the council is to identify projects, apply for federal funding, develop or evaluate new products and technologies, and to transfer the innovations into the construction projects of the future.

The Federal Highway Administration
manages the STIC program.

What's Happening

  • 4/4/2018 - The next National STIC Meeting is on April 19, 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. No registration is needed.

Every Day Counts (EDC)

every day counts tagline logoIn 2009, in cooperation with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) launched the Every Day Counts Initiative to identify and rapidly deploy proven but underutilized innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion and improve environmental sustainablility. This program is funded by the FHWA and reports are produced annually.

We are now in round 4 (EDC4) and the Department has made a decision to implement the following innovations:

  • Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs)
  • Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
  • Collaborative Hydraulics: Advancing to the New Generation of Engineering (CHANGE)
  • e-Construction and Partnering: A Vision for the Future
  • Using Data to Improve Traffic Incident Management

Information on EDC Rounds 1, 2, 3, and the STIC program can be found further down on this web page.

Real Life Innovations in the Field

The Department is actively watching several recent innovations that have been applied to local projects.

  • The Memorial Bridge has several (gusset less truss, protective coating, lightweight concrete).
  • Several roundabouts in the State are using high strength asphalt.

About Us

On 12/13/2017 the NH Charter was revised and approved. The NH STIC team consists of NHDOT Executives and Bureau Administrators, FHWA Division Administration, Regional Planning Commissions, NH Municipal Association, Associated General Contractors, and other entities that reflect the transportation industry. We meet quarterly to discuss transportation advancements and to promote their use in NH.

EDC 1, 2, and 3

every day counts logoEvery two years, the Department attends an EDC summit to consider market readiness, impacts, and benefits, and ease of adopting innovations. Sometimes the new collection of innovations includes those that the Department has already institutionalized. At the summit, the Department sets an implementation goal and commits to finding opportunities to get the innovations into practice over the next two (2) years. The Department’s participation during round 1 -3 were as follows:

EDC Round 1 (2011-2012):

  • Expanding the Use of Programmatic Agreements
  • Clarifying the Scope of Preliminary Design
  • Design-Build
  • Warm Mix Asphalt

EDC Round 2 (2013-2014):

  • Locally Administered Federal-aid Projects
  • Programmatic Agreements
  • 3D Engineering Models for Construction
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Intelligent Compaction
  • SHRP2 TIM Training

EDC Round 3 (2015-2016):

  • E-construction
  • E-NEPA and IQED
  • Smart Work Zones
  • Regional Models of Cooperation
  • Data Driven Safety Analysis

STIC Incentive Funds

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive program provides resources to help STICs foster a culture for innovation and make innovations standard practice in their States. Through the program, funding up to $100,000 per State per Federal fiscal year is made available to support or offset the costs of standardizing innovative practices in a State transportation agency or other public sector STIC stakeholder.

Incentive funding for eligible projects is for the Federal share of 80 percent, limited to $100,000 per State each federal fiscal year. The 20 percent non-Federal match may come from project sponsors or other allowable fund sources.

The Department was the first state to apply for and receive STIC incentive funds when initiated by FHWA. STIC Incentive Projects vary throughout the country and our goal has been to use these funds to move innovation into standard practice.

Fiscal Year 2014:

  1. Development of a State Historic Architectural and Archeological Database.
  2. Purchase of new computers and development of design standards to support 3D Modeling efforts.
  3. Purchase of ground-penetrating radar equipment and software to support expedited project development and improved design practices.

Fiscal Year 2015:

  1. Implementation of e-Construction through the expanded use of mobile devices.
  2. Development of a Design-Build guidance document.

Fiscal Year 2016:

  1. Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training.
  2. Implement e-Document Storage Solutions, including research, integration, preparing standard operating procedures, developing mobile applications, and training.

Fiscal Year 2017:

  1. Develop 2D hydraulic models to be used in a training course and to promote the CHANGE initiative.
  2. Develop guidance and procedures for Design-Build Accelerated Project Delivery.
  3. Deploy dedicated short range communications (DSRC) infrastructure to respond to the AASHTO Signal Phasing and Timing Challenge (SPaT).

Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program

The AID Demonstration program provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. MPOs and local governments may apply through our Department as sub recipients. AID Demonstration funds are available at an 80 percent federal share, which require a minimum 20 percent cost share. Our awarded AID Demonstration grant funding includes the following:

Fiscal Year 2014:

Application Name: New Hampshire DOT – Asphalt Rubber Bonded Wearing Course (AR BWC)
Grant Award: $895,892
Status: Completed

Fiscal Year 2015:

Application Name: New Hampshire DOT – University of New Hampshire, Bridge Monitoring
Grant Award: $355,000
Status: Active

Fiscal Year 2017:

Application Name: New Hampshire DOT - City of Dover, NH Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPM) Implementation
Requested amount: $776,500
Date Submitted: May 5, 2017
Status: Pending





New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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