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This search field allows you to search several sites simultaneously, including MnDOT Research Services, the MnDOT materials lab, the Local Road Research Board, the Center for Transportation Studies (University of Minnesota) and the Transportation Research Board.

MnDOT Resources and Databases

Approved/Qualified Products List

The products on this site have been pre-approved for use on MnDOT projects.

MnDOT Transportation Pooled Fund Program (TPF)

Solicitations and studies from MnDOT in its continued practice of the TPF program.

MnDOT Transportation Research Board - Research in Progress

Current research in progress featuring national financing through the TRB.

MnROAD Road Research

MnROAD is a pavement test track that uses various research materials and pavements to find ways to make roads last longer, perform better, cost less to build and maintain, be built faster, and have a minimal impact on the environment.

Materials Lab

The MnDOT Materials Lab specializes in testing and research of road and bridge materials.

Office of Maintenance Research

The Maintenance Operation Research program encourages and funds applied research to assist in developing innovations. It promotes operational or "hands on" research, encourages the development of ideas and methods that improve transportation, and furthers implementation.

Office of Traffic, Safety, and Technology (OTST)

This site contains many MnDOT established guidelines and procedures established in the State of Minnesota. The materials and resources in this site are mainly for use by personnel at MnDOT, counties, cities, and local units of government.

Minnesota Transportation Research Programs

Local Road Research Board (LRRB)

Established in 1959 through state legislation, the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) has sponsored more than 200 individual research projects over the last 15 years. Current LRRB-funded research falls primarily into the following categories: design, construction, maintenance/operations, environmental compatibility, administration, and implementation.

Center for Transportation Studies (CTS)

The Center for Transportations Studies solves old transportation problems in innovative new ways. It convenes diverse communities to brainstorm, debate, share, learn, and act. And it partners with local and global transportation professionals, stakeholders, businesses, and leaders to move new ideas from research to reality.

National Organizations and Databases

Transportation Research Information Database (TRID)

TRID combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) database.

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)

The National Transportation Library database.

Transportation Library Group Catalogue (TLCAT)

For Transportation-related books and other materials held in government, university and other transportation libraries.