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Research & Innovation

Reports, technical summaries and other publications


Research project publications

Research reports

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.

Visit our project pages application to find a research report.

Visit our archives for reports completed in 1990-1999.

Technical summaries

Technical summaries are concise, two-page summaries of research reports that highlight the purpose, background and findings of selected research projects.

Visit our project pages application to find a technical summary.

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.

Learn more about transportation research syntheses.

Visit our project pages application to find a transportation research synthesis.

Other publications


The Office of Research & Innovation's quarterly newsletter (print and digital), featuring recently completed research studies.

Subscribe to receive a quarterly print edition of Accelerator and access archived issues.


At-A-Glance serves as a quick-reference guide to our research program, and includes project highlights, an overview of the research process and information about our transportation research synthesis program.

Access current and archived issues of At-A-Glance.

Crossroads blog

A blog highlighting the latest news and events in transportation research and innovation in Minnesota. A collaborative effort by MnDOT's Office of Research & Innovation, the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and the Minnesota Local Research Board.

Visit Crossroads for the latest transportation news.


Educational materials on popular transportation topics.

Access our suite of materials.