RESEARCH

Collectively, CUTC members have advanced the state-of-the-art in all modes and disciplines of transportation. In doing so, the membership of CUTC have made significant and lasting contributions to the nation’s mobility, economy, and defense.

To review the research programs of CUTC organizations that have also been designated by Congress as University Transportation Centers (UTCs), see the UTC website or browse USDOT Research Hub.

Per the federal reporting requirements for University Transportation Centers (UTCs), a research project description must be submitted to the Research in Progress (RiP) database and after a project is completed, a final report must be indexed and abstracted in TRB’s Transportation Research International Documentation Database (TRID). These databases allow an interested person the ability to search for UTC-funded research on a specific topic.

To identify in-process or completed research on a topic of interest, follow these steps in the respective website:

  1. Access the link: Research in Progress or Transportation Research International Documentation Database
  2. Click the “Advanced Search” link
  3. Enter “Bicycles” in the Keywords box
  4. Scroll down to the “Record type” box and click on the drop down menu and select “UTC – University Transportation Centers”
  5. Scroll down to the “Submit Search” button

Clear Roads, a national research consortium focused on rigorous testing of winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods for use by highway maintenance crews, is currently soliciting investigator proposals for six new research projects:

  • Grip Sensor Technology and Salt Applications
  • Best Practices for Protecting DOT Equipment from the Corrosion Effect of Chemical Deicers (Update to CR 13-04)
  • Training Module Development for CR 18-03: Evaluation of SSI and WSI Variables
  • Evaluation of Electric Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels for Winter Operations
  • Calculating Plow Cycle Times from AVL Data
  • Determining the Migration of Chloride-Based Deicers Through Different Soil Types

The RFPs for these projects are available for download on Minnesota DOT’s Solicitations page. For all projects, the deadline to submit proposals is Friday, September 3, 2021.

To be notified when future RFPs are posted, please email clearroads@ctcandassociates.com to be added to our email list.

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