Expert Task Groups
An Expert Task Group (ETG) is a group of expert individuals possessing broad knowledge in a particular discipline who provide technical advice to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Preservation related ETGs trace their roots back to 1990 when the FHWA formed working groups in four geographic regions of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to evaluate preventive maintenance treatments. Two important ETGs are the Pavement Preservation ETG (PPETG), one of the oldest such groups, having been formally established in 1997, and the Bridge Preservation ETG (BPETG), established in 2010.
Further information on the role of ETGs may be found in an article titled “Expert Task Group Plays Lead Role in Pavement Preservation”, by Paul Fournier and presented in the Fall 2010 edition of “Pavement Preservation Journal”.