Research Center

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Darryll Dockstader
Research Center Manager

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4615
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FDOT State Materials Office Research Laboratory


The Research Center oversees the Florida Department of Transportation's research program and contracts with state universities and other research service providers to conduct research in all areas of transportation. The Research Center also participates in pooled fund studies with other state transportation agencies and contributes to national studies on subjects of benefit to Florida. FDOT's research program contributes to increasing the safety, reliability, capacity, and efficiency of Florida's transportation system.

The most recently completed research project final reports are listed below. Find all active and completed projects using our search engine.


Traffic Engineering and Operations
BDK79-977-05, Demand Based Signal Retiming, Summary [PDF - 1,383 KB], Final Report [PDF - 86,582 KB]
Posted: April 16, 2014

Environmental Management
BDK75-977-74, Economic Impact of Ecosystem Services Provided by Ecologically Sustainable Roadside Right of Way Vegetation Management Practices, Summary [PDF - 1,077 KB], Final Report [PDF - 736 KB]
Posted: April 16, 2014

BDK75-977-70, Determination of Brace Forces Caused by Construction Loads and Wind Loads During Bridge Construction, Summary [PDF - 917 KB], Final Report [PDF - 11,395 KB]
Posted: April 14, 2014

BDK77-977-22, Roundabouts and Access Management, Summary [PDF - 1,277 KB], Final Report [PDF - 10,264 KB]
Posted: April 14, 2014

BDK75-977-68, Pile/Shaft Designs Using Artificial Neural Networks (i.e., Genetic Programming) with Spatial Variability Considerations, Summary [PDF - 1,016 KB], Final Report [PDF - 1,139 KB]
Posted: April 10, 2014

BDK75-977-45, Highly Accelerated Lifetime for Externally Applied Bond Critical Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Infrastructure Materials, Summary [PDF - 923 KB], Final Report [PDF - 7,920 KB]
Posted: April 1, 2014

Public Transportation
BDK85-977-50, Evaluation of Rear-End Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions, Summary [PDF - 1,170 KB], Final Report [PDF - 23,639 KB]
Posted: March 27, 2014

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