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For more information about the proposal submission process, refer to the University Handbook.

Open Research Request for Proposals

Proposal deadline: Noon CST, Wednesday, March 10, 2020.

Problem Statement PDF
22-002 Sediment Control Approved Products List 22-002 Sediment Control Approved Products List PDF
22-022 Synthesis for Best Practices for 4-Year Pavement Management Plans among TxDOT Districts 22-022 Synthesis for Best Practices for 4-Year Pavement Management Plans among TxDOT Districts PDF
22-023 Field Performance of Friction and Skid Number 22-023 Field Performance of Friction and Skid Number PDF
22-028 Prime versus Curing Where, When and Why 22-028 Prime versus Curing Where, When and Why PDF
22-029 Performance-based acceptable lab-molded density range for mix design and QCQA 22-029 Performance-based acceptable lab-molded density range for mix design and QCQA PDF
22-031 Measuring Seal Coat Rate Field Adjustments 22-031 Measuring Seal Coat Rate Field Adjustments PDF
22-032 Maximum Accumulated Seal Coat Layers 22-032 Maximum Accumulated Seal Coat Layers PDF
22-034 Determine Feasibility of Using Structural Data from Traffic Speed Deflection Devices in Network-Level Treatment Decision Making 22-034 Determine Feasibility of Using Structural Data from Traffic Speed Deflection Devices in Network-Level Treatment Decision Making PDF
22-035 Evaluate the Importance of Fine Aggregates in Achieving Adequate Skid Resistance in TxDOT Hot Mixes 22-035 Evaluate the Importance of Fine Aggregates in Achieving Adequate Skid Resistance in TxDOT Hot Mixes PDF
22-046 Synthesis for Best Practices for Preventive Maintenance Preparatory Work 22-046 Synthesis for Best Practices for Preventive Maintenance Preparatory Work PDF
22-050 Develop Cost Effective Design and Rehabilitation Strategies for Permeable Friction Courses (PFC's) 22-050 Develop Cost Effective Design and Rehabilitation Strategies for Permeable Friction Courses (PFC's) PDF
22-064 Determine Impact of Field Sands on Workability and Engineering Properties of Superpave Mixtures in Texas 22-064 Determine Impact of Field Sands on Workability and Engineering Properties of Superpave Mixtures in Texas PDF
22-083 Development of a Continuous for Live Load Prefabricated Steel Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Unit for Texas Bridges 22-083 Development of a Continuous for Live Load Prefabricated Steel Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Unit for Texas Bridges PDF
22-084 Determine Service and Ultimate Behavior for Bent to Column Joints in TxDOT Substructures 22-084 Determine Service and Ultimate Behavior for Bent to Column Joints in TxDOT Substructures PDF
22-088 Re-Examine Minimum Reinforcement Requirements for Shear Design 22-088 Re-Examine Minimum Reinforcement Requirements for Shear Design PDF
22-089 Investigate Live Load Distribution and Stability of Prestressed Concrete Girders During Construction 22-089 Investigate Live Load Distribution and Stability of Prestressed Concrete Girders During Construction PDF
22-096 Develop Deck and Overhang Design Guidelines for Sound Walls and Other Heavy Loads 22-096 Develop Deck and Overhang Design Guidelines for Sound Walls and Other Heavy Loads PDF
22-102 Investigate the Strength of Struts Crossing Cold Joints 22-102 Investigate the Strength of Struts Crossing Cold Joints PDF
22-116 Improving the Utilization and Effectiveness of Smart Work Zone Deployments 22-116 Improving the Utilization and Effectiveness of Smart Work Zone Deployments PDF
22-122 Develop Standardized Operational Evaluation of Wrong-Way Driving Detection Technologies 22-122 Develop Standardized Operational Evaluation of Wrong-Way Driving Detection Technologies PDF
22-131 Develop Transition for MASH Test Level 4 (TL-4) Compliant Guardrail System 22-131 Develop Transition for MASH Test Level 4 (TL-4) Compliant Guardrail System PDF
22-136 Determine Adequacy of Installation of Existing Roadside Barriers on High-Speed Roadways 22-136 Determine Adequacy of Installation of Existing Roadside Barriers on High-Speed Roadways PDF
22-150 Evaluate Alternative Methods to Examine Visibility of Pavement Markings 22-150 Evaluate Alternative Methods to Examine Visibility of Pavement Markings PDF
22-161 Define a Statewide Plan for a Sustainable Real-Time Travel Time Network for Texas Hurricane Evacuations and Safe Citizen Return 22-161 Define a Statewide Plan for a Sustainable Real-Time Travel Time Network for Texas Hurricane Evacuations and Safe Citizen Return PDF
22-173 Develop A New Tool for Evaluating Infrastructure and Planning Impacts from Changes in Truck Traffic and Truck Technologies 22-173 Develop A New Tool for Evaluating Infrastructure and Planning Impacts from Changes in Truck Traffic and Truck Technologies PDF
22-174 Expand Applications for Texas Connected Freight Corridor 22-174 Expand Applications for Texas Connected Freight Corridor PDF
22-184 Synthesis on Automated Pedestrian Data Collecting Techniques and Applications in Transportation Planning, Design and Management 22-184 Synthesis on Automated Pedestrian Data Collecting Techniques and Applications in Transportation Planning, Design and Management PDF
22-187 Examine Reconnaissance Scanning of Underground Utilities in the ROW 22-187 Examine Reconnaissance Scanning of Underground Utilities in the ROW PDF
22-203 Digitizing Traffic Control Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles (AV) 22-203 Digitizing Traffic Control Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles (AV) PDF
22-223 Working with Autonomous Trucks to Improve Routine Maintenance Operations 22-223 Working with Autonomous Trucks to Improve Routine Maintenance Operations PDF
22-224 Investigate Potential Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Liability Issues Within TxDOT 22-224 Investigate Potential Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Liability Issues Within TxDOT PDF
22-227 Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques to Detect, Forecast, and Manage Freeway Congestion 22-227 Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques to Detect, Forecast, and Manage Freeway Congestion PDF
22-236 Quantify the Real Impact of Transportation Activity on Regional Ozone and Near-Road PM Concentrations 22-236 Quantify the Real Impact of Transportation Activity on Regional Ozone and Near-Road PM Concentrations PDF
22-250 Develop Guidebook for Managing System Costs: Operational and Capital Cost Management at Rural and Small Urban Public Transit Systems 22-250 Develop Guidebook for Managing System Costs: Operational and Capital Cost Management at Rural and Small Urban Public Transit Systems PDF
22-256 Improve Traffic Analysis and Mobility Modeling Using Information and Communication Technologies 22-256 Improve Traffic Analysis and Mobility Modeling Using Information and Communication Technologies PDF
22-283 Synthesis of Best Application and Verification Practices for Long-Life Pavement Markings 22-283 Synthesis of Best Application and Verification Practices for Long-Life Pavement Markings PDF

Research Program Calendar for FY 2022

The program calendar lists key fall and spring monthly activities.

2020 Functional Area Committee (FAC) Meetings
Oct. 19 Strategy and Innovation
Oct. 29 Planning and Environmental
Nov. 2 Structures and Hydraulics
Nov. 3 Safety and Operations
Nov. 4 Construction, Maintenance and Materials
2021 Events
Jan. RTI posts Request For Proposals (RFP)
Feb. Questions Deadline
March University proposals are due to RTI
May RTI notifies universities of project awards
May Universities submit project agreements
Sept. 1 FY2022 projects begin work

*Dates are approximate.

How Does a Problem Statement Become a Research Project?

TxDOT reviews submitted problem statements before approving them for research:

  1. Problem statements are reviewed and prioritized with project recommendations for each functional area.
  2. Top recommended problem statements across all five functional areas are converted into project statements.
  3. Project statements are submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the TxDOT Executive Review Board for final approval.
  4. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for selected project statements are announced.

Functional Area Committees

The Functional Area Committees consist of subject matter experts from TxDOT districts, divisions, and universities. The five committees are as follows:

  • Construction, Maintenance, and Materials.
  • Planning and Environmental.
  • Safety and Operations.
  • Structures and Hydraulics.
  • Strategy and Innovation.

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