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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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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.


BE277 Analysis of Freight Transport Strategies and Methodologies
Summary [106KB], Final Report [10.8MB]
Posted: December 29, 2017

Traffic Engineering and Operations
BDV31-977-45 Development and Testing of Optimized Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Trajectories at Signalized Intersections
Summary [86KB], Final Report [3.5MB]
Posted: December 28, 2017

Roadway Design
BDV31-977-49 Survey of Key Monarch Habitat Areas Along Roadways in Central and North Florida
Summary [92KB], Final Report [1.5MB]
Posted: December 27, 2017

BDV31-977-74 University of Florida Advanced Technologies Campus Testbed
Summary [121KB], Final Report [20.6MB]
Posted: December 20, 2017