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Research updates

MnDOT Seeks COVID-19 Research Ideas

05/22/20 MnDOT is soliciting new research proposals for the COVID-19 Research Campaign. Visit IdeaScale for additional information.

National Call-Out for Transportation Research Needs Related to COVID-19

05/11/20 The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is asking for research needs that transportation sectors have related to Transportation and Pandemics, as well as any unpublished research conducted on this topic. After a quick vetting, TRB will make these ideas and resources available to researchers, institutions, and funding agencies across the country.

Research Ideas Sought

02/05/20 MnDOT is soliciting new research ideas for its FY2022 funding program. Submit your idea by March 16 to be considered.

MnDOT, LRRB FY2021 Research Funding Awards

12/20/19 The Minnesota Department of Transportation Research Steering Committee and the Minnesota Local Road Research Board have selected research projects for FY2021 funding.

MnDOT Academic Research Program

10/09/19 MnDOT is accepting proposals until Nov. 7, 2019 from colleges and universities for providing academic research on a variety of transportation-related topics. The intention of the RFP is to establish a five-year list of qualified academic institutions who can support future identified research projects for both MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board.

Need Statements for RFP 2019 Now Available

07/30/19 MnDOT and LRRB are soliciting proposals in RFP 2019 for projects that, if funded, would begin July 1, 2020.

Research Ideas Sought

04/25/19 MnDOT is soliciting new research ideas for its FY2021 funding program. Submit your idea by May 3 to be considered.

Research Implementation Awards Announced

04/17/19 MnDOT's FY2020 research implementation projects have been selected for funding.

In the news

Finding Alternatives to Road Salt as Water Contamination Grows

03/22/20, Star Tribune

MnDOT Study Working to Minimize Construction Impact on Bats

11/01/19, FOX9

Unique Partnership Between Minnesota Zoo andMnDOT Aims to Benefit Wildlife, Drivers

10/18/19, KSTP

UMN Researcher Works to Make City Streets Safer for the Visually Impaired

07/18/19, The Minnesota Daily