PEER has continuing funding from the State of California related to the seismic performance of transportation systems. This funding supports the Transportation Systems Research Program (TSRP), the purpose of which is to lessen the impacts of earthquakes on the transportation systems of California, including highways and bridges, port facilities, high-speed rail, airports, and other related structures.
In Fall 2022, The PEER Research Committee solicited proposals for one-year projects related to (6) specific topics, and proposals for testbeds.
A total of 28 proposals were received in response to these RFPs. Each of the TSRP proposals received three independent reviews from the pool of reviewers. Based on pre-defined evaluation criteria specified in the RFPs and factors such as the level of engagement with the PEER core institutions, 10 new projects were awarded, comprising a total funding of $750,000.
PEER thanks all the PIs who submitted proposals, and the efforts and detailed feedback from the reviewers. Details of the funded projects are provided below.