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Transportation Research Program

About the Program

The Oregon Department of Transportation Research Program focuses on producing original research that supports the department's mission of providing a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. To accomplish this, the program identifies new transportation research problems, coordinates research projects, and responds to requests for research information from throughout ODOT. The administration of the research program is conducted in partnership with universities, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, or AASHTO, Transportation Research Board, or TRB, Federal Highway Administration, or FHWA and other agencies.

Research Project Lifecycle

Research projects have the potential to benefit the agency and the transportation community as a whole; therefore, after publication the Research Program supports implementation efforts. The lifecycle of a major ODOT research project typically progresses through eight major phases:

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