Finding transportation solutions
In a rapidly changing world, research and innovation enables MnDOT to continuously improve how it designs and delivers infrastructure, how it operates the system, and how it responds to problems and issues as they arise. This work helps MnDOT understand what Minnesotans need and expect from their transportation system and the effects of this system on the economy and the environment.
Check out our
2021 Annual Report (PDF) to see how we're making a difference.
Academic Research Solicitation RFP Now Open
Need statements for the 2022 Academic Research Solicitation are now available. Recording Available: Telecommuting During COVID-19 Webinar
07/21/2022 - A recording of the "Telecommuting During COVID-19" webinar is now available on
YouTube. Recording Available: Extreme Flood Vulnerability Assessment Tool Webinar
03/24/2022 - A recording of the "Extreme Flood Vulnerability Assessment Tool" webinar is now available on
YouTube. MnDOT, LRRB Announce Research RFP Funding Awards
01/01/2021 - The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Local Road Research Board have made funding selections for the
annual transportation academic research RFP. Recording Available: Human Centered Design Webinar
06/07/2021 - A recording of the Office of Research & Innovation's "Human Centered Design" webinar is now available on
YouTube. Recording Available: Winter Research Lightning Talks Webinar
03/01/2021 - A recording of the Office of Research & Innovation and Office of Maintenance's "Winter Research Lightning Talks" is now available on