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Research Services (part of MnDOT Research Services & Library) administers research projects for MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board.

Our staff helps to identify the innovation needs of transportation practitioners and shepherds their research projects from the idea stage all the way to implementation.

Implementation Program Update

We are currently accepting funding requests for new projects that will implement technology or research at MnDOT.

Please visit the MnDOT research collaboration IdeaScale website to submit your ideas.

  1. Enter your idea on the IdeaScale web site by no later than Feb. 20, 2015.
  2. You will receive an email link to an online questionnaire; fill out the questionnaire with your project information.
  3. An implementation plan for your project will be drafted and sent in a Word document for your final edits.
  4. TRIG will hear a short presentation of the proposal on April 1.

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Explore our research

Reports and Technical Summaries

Detailed findings of a wide range of transportation-related research projects.

Transportation Research Syntheses

Literature review that synthesizes technical and/or policy information on a specific research topic.

Accelerator newsletter

Bringing you the latest news about research and innovation at MnDOT.


A quick-reference guide to our research program.