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

Open Research Request for Proposals

Proposal Deadline: 12:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

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23-005

Bridge Deck Condition Evaluation and Replacement Methods

23-016

Road Diet Guidelines for Texas

23-024

Assessment of Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio HERO Incident Management Programs

23-032

Driver Distraction in an Era of Rapid Technological Change, Digital Advertising Billboards

23-039

Determination of Pavement Surface Type

23-045

Improved Queue Warning System Combining Multiple Data Sources

23-053

Evaluation of Nano-Materials in Concrete for Improved Durability

23-054

Develop Safety Scoring Tool for the Wet Surface Crash Reduction Program

23-055

Reducing Costs in FDR Construction

23-056

Real-time Decision Support Tool for Urban Roadway Safety Improvement

23-057

Rapid New Tests for Detecting Poor Quality Binders

23-063

Synthesis Local Government Building Codes Regarding Bridges

23-066

Project Level Performance Database for Rigid Pavements in Texas, Phase III

23-067

Design of CRCP Whitetopping Intersections

23-068

Determine Feasibility and Methodologies of Incorporating Third-Party Traffic Data into Transportation

23-073

Artificial Intelligence for Pavement Condition Assessment from 2D/3D Surface Images

23-081

Evaluation of Surface Types, Pavement Friction, and Wet Weather Accidents

23-083

Estimating Latent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Demand for Shared Use Path Design

23-085

Design of Hot-Mix Cold-Laid (HMCL) Mixtures with the Superpave Gyratory Compactor

23-100

Utilization of 300 ksi Strands for TxDOT Prestressed Girders

23-101

Development/Refinement of Design Provisions for Headed and Hooked Reinforcement

23-107

Using Vehicle Probe Data to Evaluate Speed Limits on Texas Highways

23-111

Guidelines for Integration of UAS LiDAR and Photogrammetry to Enhance Land Surveying Capabilities

23-113

Calibration of Bridge Performance Models Using Element Data

23-119

Develop Guidelines for the Use of UASs and Smartphones for Construction and Utility Inspections

23-125

Improving traffic signal system planning, design and management with big-data-enhanced Automated Traffic Signal performance metrics (ATSPM) system

23-134

Settlement Criteria and Design Approach for Embankments and Retaining Walls Built on Compressible Soils

23-136

Texas Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Readiness Plan

23-141

Quantifying Benefits of Roadside Vegetation

23-142

Synthesis of Lacustrine Wave Scour Evaluation Methods

23-153

Expanding Connected Vehicle Data Framework (CVDF) Data Sources to Increase Applications and Use on Texas Roadways

23-179

Logistics Sprawl Impacts on E-commerce Travel Patterns

23-182

Leveraging probe-based data to enhance long-term planning models

23-184

Evaluation of performance of sealers and coatings applied to TxDOT bridge substructures

 
Research Program Calendar for FY 2023
 
2022 Events
Jan. 18 RTI posts Request For Proposals (RFP)
Feb. 9 Questions Deadline
March 8 University proposals are due to RTI
May RTI notifies universities of project awards
May Universities submit project agreements
Sept. 1 FY2023 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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