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The Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation is hosting monthly webinars on various topics. The presentations are designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange information and transfer knowledge.

Mr. Lawrence H. Orcutt
Mr. Lawrence H. Orcutt
Chief, Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation

On Tuesday, October 20, 2009, Mr. Lawrence H. Orcutt presented "Overcoming Roadblocks Facing the Implementation of Innovations: Three Case Studies at Caltrans."

Mr. Lawrence H. Orcutt (Larry) is a 25-year veteran of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). He currently is the Research and Innovation Division Chief, but he has also served as the Maintenance Division Chief, and had 18 months as the Acting Deputy Director for Maintenance and Operations. He has spent 13 years in Headquarters (Sacramento) and 12 years working in the Northern California Districts. He is Co-Chair of TRB’s Technology Transfer Committee as well as a member of TRB’s SHRP II Safety Technical Coordinating Committee and a lifetime member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and past Vice-Chair of the AISES Board of Directors. He is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in California, C35228.

In 2008, Larry received his Masters of Science in Transportation Management, San Jose State University, Business School, Mineta Transportation Institute. In 1979, he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, California State University, Sacramento. In 1975, he received Associate of Arts in Engineering, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California.

Topic Description: "Overcoming Roadblocks Facing the Implementation of Innovations: Three Case Studies at Caltrans."

Transportation Innovation in the 21st Century:

  • What is Innovation?
  • Case Studies
  • Types of Innovation
  • Lessons Learned

To view "Overcoming Roadblocks Facing the Implementation of Innovations: Three Case Studies at Caltrans", click here.

To view "Barriers and Enablers of Innovation: A Pilot Survey of Transportation Professionals", click here.

To view the recorded presentation, click here.

Please click here for the presentation slides.

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Upcoming video confences

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November 2009 TBD TBD

For more information, check the Division of Research and Innovation Web site or contact Rebecca Boyer at 654-8367.

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