Category Archives: Research

General research posts.

State Research Program Funds Projects to Address Transportation Challenges

From a competitive pool of over 75 proposals, MnDOT and the Minnesota Local Road Research Board have funded 25 new research projects and are seeking volunteers to serve as Technical Advisory Panel members and help guide the research.

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Research Pays Off Webinar Series: Understanding and Improving Pavement Milling Operations

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Understanding and Improving Pavement Milling Operations” on January 18 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by Eshan Dave, University of New Hampshire.

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Research Pays Off Webinar Series: Improve Material Inputs into Mechanistic Design Properties for Reclaimed HMA Roadways 

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Improve Material Inputs into Mechanistic Design Properties for Reclaimed HMA Roadways ” on December 21 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by Bora Cetin, Bora Cetin.

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Research Pays Off Webinar Series: Improve Material Inputs into Mechanistic Design Properties for Reclaimed HMA Roadways

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Improve Material Inputs into Mechanistic Design Properties for Reclaimed HMA Roadways” on November 16 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by Bora Cetin, Michigan State University.

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Join us online for the CTS Research Conference

Register to join us at this year’s virtual CTS Transportation Research Conference on November 4!

The event will convene researchers and practitioners to explore the latest innovations in transportation research, implementation efforts, and engagement activities.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • An opening keynote by Jonathan Foley, executive director of Project Drawdown, titled “Achieving Drawdown: A Hopeful, Science-Based Plan to Stop Climate Change.” In the presentation, Foley will discuss Project Drawdown’s comprehensive framework for addressing climate change, including the transportation industry’s role in pivoting to a better, more sustainable world.
  • A panel discussion following Foley’s presentation focused on the intersection of transportation, sustainability, and climate change. Panelists will include Elise Harrington, assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Ashwat Narayanan, executive director of Our Streets Minneapolis.
  • An afternoon keynote presented by Andrew Wishnia, deputy assistant secretary for climate policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the United States Department of Transportation.
  • Fifteen concurrent sessions on topics including health and equity in transportation, lessons learned from COVID-19, CAVs, safety, electrification, shared mobility, transit impacts, and more.

The cost to attend is $75, which includes access to recordings of all conference sessions following the event. Registration information and a complete program are available on the conference web page.

Research Pays Off Webinar Series: Developing Best Practices for Rehabilitation of Concrete with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Overlays Related to Density and Reflective Cracking

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Developing Best Practices for Rehabilitation of Concrete with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Overlays Related to Density and Reflective Cracking” on October 19 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by by Eshan Dave and Katie Haslett, University of New Hampshire.

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Research Pays Off Webinar Series: Performance Benefits of Fiber-Reinforced Thin Concrete Pavement and Overlays

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Performance Benefits of Fiber-Reinforced Thin Concrete Pavement and Overlays” on September 21 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by Manik Barman, University of Minnesota Duluth.

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