Research Idea Submission 

The Research Section welcomes the submission of research ideas from anyone (VTrans staff, potential external researchers, municipalities, RPCs, etc.) throughout the year. These will be reviewed throughout the year with an emphasis in November-December.  It may take several months for us to respond to you about your idea.

VTrans Innovations* 

*including Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Grants, State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Awards, and additional VTrans Innovations

2020 VTrans Virtual Research and Innovation Symposium
2019 VTrans Innovation Showcase and Career Day
2018 VTrans Research and Innovation Symposium
2017 VTrans Research Symposium

Research and Innovation Newsletter

Volume 09 - August 19, 2020 - Link

Volume 08 - May 18, 2020 - Link

Volume 07 - February 24, 2020 - Link

Volume 06 - November 19, 2019 - Link

Volume 05 - August 26, 2019 - Link

Volume 04 - May 20, 2019 - Link

Volume 03 - February 27, 2019 - Link

Volume 02 - November 13, 2018 - Link

Volume 01 - August 20, 2018 - Link

Completed and Archived Research Reports

View posted research reports

View archived reports (1965-2015)

Research Guidance Documents 

Quarterly Report Template

Cover, Disclaimers, and Technical Documentation Page Template

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Guidance

Statement of Qualification Instructions

Problem Statement Template

Proposal Template and Instructions

Statement of Interest Instructions

Research Cooperative Agreement Example (between VTrans and Institutes of Higher Education)

VTrans Staff Attended TRB 2019

Highlights Presentation for AOT Executive Staff (March 18, 2019)


Dr. Emily Parkany, P.E., Research Manager,

Approved Product Lists and Product Submission

***Management of the VTrans Approved Products List (APL) and the Qualified Products List (QPL) has transferred to the Materials Quality Assurance unit, please click here to be redirected to the new location.