2020 was a busy year for us at Iowa DOT Research, and we’re proud to share highlights of our efforts in the new FY2020
Research At-A-Glance report.
We worked on more than 200 transportation research projects throughout the year, reflecting our four key priorities: safety, mobility, sustainability, and technology.
These projects provided us with a wealth of new information on a variety of topics. For example, we now have a better understanding of the relationship between travel speed and fatality rates, which will help us determine whether speed limits can be safely
increased. We’re also developing a cutting-edge pavement formula that will improve our energy efficiency by using recycled tires instead of new materials.
The At-A-Glance also outlines our process for gathering research ideas and developing our program through our new Research
Ideas website and highlights our outreach and partnership efforts.
Among other noteworthy statistics, the “By The Numbers” pages of the report show that we received 75 new ideas for research projects and that more than two-thirds of these have already moved on to the development stage!
Interested in learning more about what Iowa DOT Research did in 2020, how we did it, and what’s next? Check out the full
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