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Long Range Planning Division
Research & Policy Office

Research & Policy Office
James K. Polk Building, Suite 900
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0344
Phone: 615.253.6301
Fax: 615.532.8451

Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) Work Program Administration

Every two years TDOT prepares the Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) Work Program to document the accomplishments of the previous two years and outline proposed activities for the upcoming two years.  This document is approved by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The Work Program is divided into two parts.  Part 1 includes the transportation planning activities.  Part 2 includes the transportation research, development and technology transfer activities, which are administered by TDOT throughout the year.

Part 1 of the Work Program (Planning) is divided into several task areas.  These tasks outline all staff work and special projects, which support the advancement of each individual program task.   Part 1 of the Work Program outlines the planning activities proposed by TDOT and includes the budget and activities of TDOT’s Long-Range Planning Division and Project Planning Division. The divisions’ budgets are largely funded with federal SPR funds and the associated 20 percent state match.

Part 2 of the SPR Work Program (Research) complies with Federal regulations requiring that a state DOT expend no less than 25 percent of its annual SPR funds on Research, Development, and Technology Transfer activities related to highway, public transportation, and inter-modal transportation systems in accordance with the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 505(b).

For more information, please contact Tanisha.Hall@tn.gov.