Research Center

Welcome to Research Center

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 TRID

Who We Are

The FDOT Research Center manages a vibrant and diverse transportation research program. The Research Center was established in 1989, but FDOT has been involved in transportation research for almost a century. The Research Center works with most of Florida's state universities and other agencies, research institutions, and private contractors to perform research in all office functional areas of FDOT.

What We Do

The mission of the Research Center is to improve and protect Florida's transportation system through the ethical scientific conduct of research that increases global knowledge of products, processes, and practices; to transfer information; and to encourage the implementation of research results. This mission is achieved through a contract research program that emphasizes applied research, implementation, performance monitoring, and technology transfer. At any given time, FDOT typically has over 125 active projects in addition to the pooled fund studies in which it participates.

Research Center Office

Office Manager
Darryll Dockstader
Research Center Manager

605 Suwannee St Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4615
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