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MnDOT Research Services & Library FY2013 At-A-Glance

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The new, enhanced MnDOT Research Services & Library FY2013 At-A-Glance is now available. This document serves as a quick-reference guide to our research program, and includes FY2013 project highlights, an overview of the research process and information about our Transportation Research Synthesis program.

This new At-A-Glance, which was redesigned based on the needs of our customers (as expressed through surveys, interviews and workshops) replaces the old Research Services Annual Report.

Local Road Research Board FY2013 At-A-Glance

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This publication summarizes the Local Road Research Board’s Fiscal Year 2013 research activities. It lists the year’s completed reports and active projects, describes the LRRB’s goals and resources, and marks 55 years of successful collaboration by Minnesota’s city and county transportation agencies to support research that improves our transportation infrastructure, enhances highway safety and integrates the local road system into the community.

MnDOT Research Services FY 2012 Annual Report

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MnDOT FY2012 Annual Report

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Print (PDF, 19 MB, 174 pages)

MnDOT FY2012 At-A-Glance

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LRRB FY2012 At-A-Glance

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Welcome to the Minnesota Department of Transportation Research Services FY2012 Annual Report. This document has been issued to:

  • Fulfill federal requirements to account for our research program's finances, progress and results from July 2011 through June 2012.
  • Demonstrate accountability and transparency to Commissioner Thomas K. Sorel, MnDOT's other leaders and district offices, the Local Road Research Board (LRRB), state government, the Legislature and Minnesota taxpayers.
  • Disseminate research results to encourage implementation and make the most of Minnesota's research investments.

The report is divided into four main sections. (Continue reading...)

MnDOT Research Services FY 2011 Annual Report

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MnDOT FY2011 Annual Report

(PDF, 5.3 MB, 70 pages)

MnDOT FY2011 At-A-Glance

(PDF, 1 MB, 16 pages)

LRRB FY2011 Annual Report

(PDF, 858 KB, 8 pages)

We are pleased to present the Minnesota Department of Transportation FY2011 Research Report describing Research Services and Library activities from January through June 2011. This report fulfills a federal requirement to account for the research program's finances, progress and results. It also supports MnDOT's goal to provide transparency in our operations and represents our accountability to Commissioner Thomas K. Sorel, MnDOT's leaders and district offices, the Local Road Research Board, state government, the Legislature and Minnesota taxpayers. We hope that this information will promote sound research investments and continued improvement of the state's transportation system. (read more)

MnDOT Research Services 2010 Annual Report

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MnDOT 2010 Annual Report

(PDF, 7.8 MB, 192 pages)

MnDOT 2010 At-A Glance

(PDF, 1.8 MB, 20 pages)

We are pleased to present the Minnesota Department of Transportation Research Services 2010 Annual Report. In this document, you will find information about our projects, products and services, including highlighted accomplishments from the past year. This report supports Mn/DOT's goal of greater transparency and fulfills a federal requirement to account for the research program's finances, progress and results. It also represents our accountability to Commissioner Thomas K. Sorel, MnDOT's leaders and district offices, the Local Road Research Board, state government, the Legislature and Minnesota taxpayers. We hope that this information will promote sound research investments and continued improvement of the state's transportation system. (read more)

MnDOT Research Services 2009 Annual Report

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MnDOT 2009 Annual Report

(PDF, 9MB, 148 pages)

This report describes our products, projects and services, and highlights many of our accomplishments during the past year. The report also fulfills a federal requirement to report on the research program's finances, progress and results. More importantly, the information in these pages constitutes another step toward greater accountability and transparency to Commissioner Thomas K. Sorel, MnDOT's leaders and district offices, the Local Road Research Board and Minnesota's taxpayers. We hope this report promotes sound research investments and the continued improvement of the state's transportation system.

Our innovation and technology transfer activities support MnDOT and local governments in the stewardship of the funds they receive and advance MnDOT's Strategic Directions. The innovations we deliver help maintain Minnesota's transportation infrastructure, including our highway and bridge system, local roads and highway alternatives such as transit. Our programs are critical to increasing the safety of Minnesota travelers as well as their confidence in MnDOT.

Our annual report continues to evolve from year to year as our program evolves. Key elements of this publication include the following:

  • MnDOT's research program and library services are presented, including a staff listing, an overview of our goals and activities, and a description of our partnerships and programs.
  • The bulk of the Annual Report is composed of Technical Summaries, which are two-page summaries of most of the research projects that were completed in 2009.
  • Reporting on the Transportation Pooled Fund/State Planning & Research program has been expanded this year with highlights of projects led by MnDOT and other high-profile, multi-state projects that we contribute to.
  • The Research At-A-Glance documents, located at the back of the Annual Report, provide a snapshot of completed and ongoing research projects carried out for MnDOT, the LRRB and Transportation Pooled Fund studies funded through the SP&R program. (read more)

MnDOT Research Services 2008 Annual Report

MnDOT 2008 Annual Report

(PDF, 10.4 MB, 134 pages)

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We are pleased to present the projects, products and services that have brought innovation to the state's transportation system. The efforts of investigators, consultants and MnDOT staff have been instrumental in advancing the aggressive goals adopted under Commissioner Thomas K. Sorel for meeting the needs of the public in a cost-effective manner.

This document represents our accountability to MnDOT's leaders and district offices, to the Local Road Research Board and the agencies that drive its agenda, and to Minnesota's taxpayers. Our innovation and technology transfer activities support MnDOT and local governments in the stewardship of the funds they receive; the innovations we deliver help maintain and further develop Minnesota's transportation infrastructure, supporting not only our highway and bridge system, but also our local roads and highway alternatives such as transit. Our programs are also critical to increasing the safety of Minnesota travelers, as well as their confidence in MnDOT.

Key elements of this publication include the following:

  • In the opening pages, we present the services of the MnDOT research program and library, a staff listing, an overview of our goals and activities, and a description of our partnerships and programs.
  • In the back of the report, you will find MnDOT Research At-A-Glance, which lists by funding program all of our completed research and implementation projects as well as projects currently in progress and the pooled fund projects in which Mn/DOT participates.

The bulk of the annual report is composed of two-page Technical Summaries for most reports completed in 2008, organized by those produced by the LRRB and those supported by state and federal research. An overview of each of these programs precedes the respective Technical Summaries. (read more)

MnDOT Research Services 2007 At-A-Glance

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MnDOT 2007 At-A-Glance

(PDF, 223 KB, 12 pages)

This publication provides a guide to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's current research activities. It includes a graphical account of progress on all active research projects; a list of reports and research implementation products completed between October, 2006 and the end of December, 2007; a list of multi-state pooled funds that MnDOT participates in; and the following list of strategic topics for research, developed at our Strategic Visioning Seminar in June, 2007.
1. Providing a multi-modal infrastructure
2. Organizational transformation
3. Innovative project delivery
4. Traffic safety – low-cost options to achieve zero deaths
5. Infrastructure preservation
6. Responding to and credibility with customers and stakeholders – Building Public Confidence
7. Green roads
8. Congestion management

Research Services Section Report 2001-2006

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RS Section Report 2001-2006

(PDF, 8.5 MB, 388 pages)

I invite you to learn more about the Research Services Section through the compilation of this 5 year report. Included are descriptions of our various programs, partners, and performance measurements. Also included are the research and implementation projects that were completed during the 5 year period from 2001-2006 and current active projects. RSS manages the Research Program for MnDOT through the Office of Investment Management. RSS consists of the Research Development and Project Management unit, Financial Services Unit, Research Implementation, Outreach and Marketing Unit, and the MnDOT Library.