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Research Synthesis Bibliographies (RSBs) are distillations of the most relevant transportation research readily available on current topics of interest to VDOT researchers, engineers, and policy/decision makers. Sources cited are either available for immediate loan to VDOT employees through the library, or can be borrowed from another library. NOTE: RSBs list resources accessible at the date of compilation and are not periodically updated. Links in RSBs are active at the time of publication, may change over time, and may only work for VDOT employees if directed to subscription resources.

Policy and Economics
 
RSB 19: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax (VMT): An Alternative To the Gas Tax for Generating Highway Revenue 
September 2008

RSB 18: LEDs, Curfews and Solar Power Reduce Lighting Costs: Balancing Conservation with Driver Safety
September 2008

RSB 17: Rest Areas: Mounting Costs and Increased Expectations Create the Perfect Opportunity For Exploring New Public Private Partnerships
June 2008

RSB 10: Performance Measures Correlating Investment In Transportation With Economic Vitality
July 2007

RSB 7: "Multimodal Tradeoff Analysis" Research Helps Clarify Funding Allocation and Priority Scenarios
May 2007

RSB 1: Outsourcing and VDOT
March 2007

Management & Organization

RSB 28: Learning Organizations: Applying Modern Organizational Learning Theory to Innovation and Adaptation At the Virginia Department of Transportation
January 2015

RSB 27: Bibliometric Subject Analysis: Reports by the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Research, 2007-2012
May 2013
 
RSB 13: Employee Health & Safety Programs Can Succeed and Flourish But Few Examples Are Found at State DOTs
September 2007 

RSB 11: Technology is Not Enough: Organizational Memory Should Focus on People
August 2007

 RSB 1: Outsourcing and VDOT
March 2007

Legal Issues

RSB 22: Virtual Weigh Stations and Other New Methods For Enforcing Commercial Vehicle Weight Laws Can Increase Vehicles Caught and Prolong  Highway Life 
January 2009

RSB 21: Estimating and Confirming Right-of-Way Damages 
March 2009

RSB 12: Legal Issues Abound in World of Telecommuting Including: Workers' Compensation, Tax Issues and Compliance  with ADA and OSHA Regulations
September 2007

Planning & Design

RSB 8: Photogrammetry Helps Reduce Incident Clearance Time at Crash Sites, But Requires Investment in New Equipment and Training
May 2007

RSB 7: "Multimodal Tradeoff Analysis" Research Helps Clarify Funding Allocation and Priority Scenarios
May 2007

RSB 5: Instrumentation and Calibration Of Virginia’s ‘Smart Road’ : A Literature Search
May 2007

Environment

RSB 24: While Interest in Tidal Power Surges Ahead, U.S. Lags Behind Europe in Experimentation & Implementation
April 2009

RSB 18: LEDs, Curfews and Solar Power Reduce Lighting Costs: Balancing Conservation with Driver Safety
September 2008

RSB 9: Styrene Resin Used in "Cured in Place" Pipe Rehabilitation May Have a Significant Localized Ecotoxicity, Despite Fast General Biodegradation 
June 2007

RSB 4: Leaching Characteristics of Recycled Asphalt Pavement: RAP May Be Suitable As a Fill Material 
December 2006

Traffic Control & Communications
 
RSB 14: Adaptive Signal Control Gradually Emerging As a New Way to Decrease Costs Associated With Delays, Stops and Fuel Consumption 
October 2007

RSB 6: Enhanced Reference Location Signs Have Clear Benefits for Mobility and Incident Response 
April 2007

RSB 2: Responding to Requests for Traffic Signals that May Not Meet the Warrants of the MUTCD 
July 2006

RSB 25: Laws In 9 States Allow Motorcycles to Pass Through Signalized Intersections That Do Not Detect Them But DOTs Still Prefer 'Technical' Over Legislative Options 
September 2010

Highway Safety

RSB 23: Speed Cameras as a Tool to Reduce Road Fatalities  
May 2009

RSB 20: Durable Retroreflective Pavement Markings and Markers Provide Increased Visibility for Drivers in Wet, Night Conditions  
January 2009

RSB 18: LEDs, Curfews and Solar Power Reduce Lighting Costs: Balancing Conservation with Driver Safety 
April 2009 

RSB 16: Research Links Speed Increases With Increased Accidents and Accident Severity, Though Lower Speed Increases Only Effect Crashes Marginally 
February 2008

RSB 15: Heavy-Truck Accidents Due to Driver Fatigue Can Be Reduced With Simple Measures, However Parking Capacity Must Eventually Be Increased 
November 2007