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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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Optimized Mobile Retroreflectivity Unit (MRU) Data Processing Algorithms
Empirical Deck for Phased Construction and Widening
Managing Fracture Critical Bridges
Understanding Raveling
Driving Simulator Studies of the Effectiveness of Countermeasures to Prevent Wrong Way Crashes


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.


Traffic Engineering and Operations
BDV30-977-15 Human Factors Guidelines to Develop Educational Tip Cards for Aging Road Users
Summary [81KB], Final Report [5MB]
Posted: July 31, 2017

BDV31-977-35 Impedance-Based Detection of Corrosion in Post-Tensioned Cables: Phase 2 from Concept to Application
Summary [89KB], Final Report [5.4MB]
Posted: July 25, 2017

Environmental Management
BDV27-977-02 Wood Stork Use of Roadway Corridor Features in South Florida
Summary [92KB], Final Report [4.9MB]
Posted: June 29, 2017

BDV29-977-23 Statewide Analysis of Bicycle Crashes
Summary [106KB], Final Report [15.3MB]
Posted: June 27, 2017