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MnDOT, LRRB Announce Research RFP

07/31/2020 - The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Local Road Research Board have released their annual academic research RFP. Qualified universities may respond to 22 Need Statements or submit an unsolicited research proposal.

COVID-19 Research Funding Awards

07/29/20 - MnDOT has announced its selection of COVID-19 research projects. The special research solicitation addresses impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota's transportation system.

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is asking for research needs that transportation sectors have related to Transportation and Pandemics, as well as any unpublished research conducted on this topic.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.

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Turtle Deaths on MN Highways are Declining Thanks to New Fences

07/06/20, Pioneer Press

MnDOT Rolls Out Paperless Tech

06/17/20, Finance & Commerce

Wetreflective Pavement Markings Can Help Prevent Crashes

06/17/20, Traffic & Transit

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