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Research Center Manager

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FDOT's on-board sound intensity trailer, designed by researchers at the University of Central Florida, is equipped with microphones that collect noise generated from the tire/pavement interface (BDT06).


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.


BDV32-977-02, Comparison of Methods for Measuring Travel Time at Florida Freeways and Arterials, Summary [PDF - 1,090 KB], Final Report [PDF - 1,751 KB]
Posted: September 3, 2014

BDT06, On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) Study, Summary [PDF - 2,175 KB], Final Report [PDF - 21,936 KB]
Posted: August 25, 2014

BDK84-977-20, Using Truck Fleet Data in Combination with Other Data Sources for Freight Modeling and Planning, Summary [PDF - 950 KB], Final Report [PDF - 3,308 KB]
Posted: August 19, 2014

Public Transportation
BDV26 977-01, Investigation, Quantification and Recommendations - Performance of Alternatively Fueled Buses, Summary [PDF - 1,246 KB], Final Report [PDF - 1,003 KB]
Posted: August 7, 2014

BDK75-977-39, Development of Laboratory Test Method to Replace the Simulated High-Temperature Fluidity Test, Summary [PDF - 426 KB], Final Report [PDF - 2,436 KB]
Posted: August 6, 2014

BDK80-977-20, Steel Plate Girder Diaphragm and Cross Bracing Loads, Summary [PDF - 842 KB, Final Report [PDF - 5,055 KB]
Posted: August 1, 2014

BDV31-977-17, Steel Plate Girder Diaphragm and Cross Bracing Loads, Summary [PDF - 467 KB, Final Report [PDF - 4,092 KB]
Posted: August 1, 2014

BDK80-977-21, Steel Framing Strategies for Highly Skewed Bridges to Reduce/Eliminate Distortion near Skewed Supports, Summary [PDF - 838 KB, Final Report [PDF - 5,931 KB]
Posted: July 25, 2014

BDK80-977-28, Phase and Widening Construction of Steel Bridges, Summary [PDF - 347 KB, Final Report [PDF - 5,938 KB]
Posted: July 25, 2014

BDK82-977-05, Degradation Assessment of Internal Continuous Fiber Reinforcement in Concrete Environment, Summary [PDF - 508 KB], Final Report [PDF - 37,289 KB]
Posted: July 25, 2014

BDK75-977-31, Validation and Implementation of Bridge Design Specifications for Barge Impact Loading, Summary [PDF - 1,046 KB], Final Report [PDF - 35,332 KB]
Posted: July 22, 2014

Environmental Management
BDV31-977-03, Economic Impacts of Florida's Highway Beautification Program, Summary [PDF - 60 KB], Final Report [PDF - 1,401 KB]
Posted: July 7, 2014

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