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           The Research Council staff conduct projects internally and also coordinate research being conducted by other organizations on behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation. Direct any questions concerning these projects to the key staff contacts shown as the principal investigators.

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Synthesis of VDOT Historic Bridge Survey, Review, and Management Information
Since the 1970s, VDOT, through the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), has conducted...
Impact of Production Variability on Balanced Mix Design in Virginia
The objective of this research project is to assess the influence of production variability on th...
Assessment of Composite Pavement: A Trial Section on US 60
VDOT was among the state participants in an FHWA sponsored implementation program for SHRP 2 rene...
Performance of Ground Tire Rubber Modified Asphalt Mixture Overlays over Jointed Concrete Pavements
State transportation agencies are trying various treatment methods available to delay or to preve...
The Effects of Surface Condition and Long-Term Environmental Exposure on the Bond Between Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymers and Steel
Bridge engineers in Virginia are increasingly looking for innovative, yet cost-effective ways of...
Incorporating the 10th Edition Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Rates into Virginia DOT (VDOT) Regulations
The trip rates in the 10th edition ITE Trip Generation Manual are substantially lower 2than those...
Implementation and Evaluation of an Automated Placard Reader System - Phase II
Automated placard reader systems (APRS) are commercially available camera-based computer vision s...
What is an Effective Way to Measure Arterial Demand When it Exceeds Capacity?
We do not have a common approach for measuring demand when such volume exceeds capacity—e.g., uno...
Supporting Transportation System Operations and Management Using Internet of Things Technology
Recently, there has been a significant interest in Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologi...
Best Practices for Historic Masonry Repair and Rehabilitation
The proposed project will identify and assemble data on the various issues related to masonry in...
Development of Guidelines for Collecting Transit Ridership Data
The main objective of this research project is to develop guidelines for assisting Virginia trans...