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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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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...
Development of Guidelines for Establishing Shared-Use Park-and-Ride Lots
Due primarily to the expense associated with constructing new park and ride (P&R) facilities,...
Determining Design Criteria for Land and Flow Characteristics that Produce Non-Erosive Sheet Flow
If a design engineer can show that a project site will produce sheet flow, then it significantly...
Evaluation of VDOT's Current Practices for Tracking Catch Basin Cleanout Operations to Support Pollutant Removal Crediting Calculations
Recent modifications to the way theVirginia Department of Environmental Quality calculates total...
Identification of Locations and Causes of Unreliable Travel Times on Virginia Freeways
Road networks are increasingly being monitored to understand and improve travel time reliability....
Feasibility of Using Monotonic Loading-based Tests to Evaluate Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures
The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of several monotonic loading-based tests as a...