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Research Center

Office Manager
Darryll Dockstader
Research Center Manager

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4615
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Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals
Environmental Suitability of Weathering Steel Structures in Florida
Optimized Mobile Retroreflectivity Unit (MRU) Data Processing Algorithms
Empirical Deck for Phased Construction and Widening
Managing Fracture Critical Bridges
Understanding Raveling


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.


BDV25-977-31 Best Practices for Construction and Repair of Bridge Approaches and Departures
Summary [112KB], Final Report [4.6MB]
Posted: April 16, 2018

Forecasting & Trends
BDV31-977-63 Economic Analysis Framework for Freight Transportation Based on Florida Statewide Multi-Modal Freight Model
Summary [124KB], Final Report [2.5MB]
Posted: April 10, 2018

BDV31-977-84 Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Surface Markings on the Mechanical Integrity of Weathering Bridge Steels - Phase III
Summary [188KB], Final Report [2.2MB]
Posted: April 3, 2018

BDV26-977-05 Improving Access to Transit through Crowdsourced Information
Summary [109KB], Final Report [8.1MB]
Posted: March 27, 2018