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 September 2019, PEER issued a request for proposals, Solicitation PEER TSRP 19-01 , for one- and two-year projects aligned with the current TSRP research priorities and vision.
In response to Solicitation PEER TSRP 19-01, 44 proposals were received. Each proposal received at least two independent reviews from the pool of more than two dozen reviewers. Based on the priorities of the pre-set TSRP vision, pre-defined evaluation criteria specified in the RFP, and factors such as the level of engagement with the PEER core institutes, 14 new projects were approved, comprising a total funding of $1.2 million, with the first year funding of nearly $740,000.
The following is a list of the 14 funded projects, including six multi-institution collaborative projects.
PEER thanks all the PIs who submitted proposals, and also thanks the efforts and detailed feedback from the reviewers.