Research project publications
Research reports contain the detailed findings of a wide range of transportation-related research projects. These projects are funded through and administered by the MnDOT Office of Research & Innovation and the Local Road Research Board.
Technical summaries are concise, two-page summaries of research reports that highlight the purpose, background and findings of selected research projects.
Transportation research syntheses
A transportation research synthesis (TRS) is a short-turnaround research report that addresses a specific research topic. TRSs include summaries of completed and in-progress research, or reports about the state of the practice among departments of transportation (DOTs). A TRS goes beyond the scope of literature searches; it can include interviews or surveys, and the resources found are clearly organized and summarized — with contact names, web links and other specifications.