MassDOT Research Problem Statement Solicitation Period - Closed

Over the last couple of months, MassDOT staff met in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester with UMTC Affiliates and other interested transportation researchers from around the state to present their Research Road Show. They discussed the newly revised Research processes, and specifically the FY18 MassDOT Research Project Development Process, funding opportunities and ways to be involved in the process.

Below are links to the MassDOT Research Roadshow presentation and the 2018 Problem Statement Solicitation form. The Problem Statement Solicitation period is CLOSED.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Problem Statement/Research Process

2018 Research Problem Statement Solicitation Form

Please note the following schedule, and pay particular attention to the close date of June 23rd. Research statements must be submitted to the research section at MassDOT from a MassDOT or MBTA employee.

Task  Start Completion
Problem Statement Solicitation April 24, 2017 June 23, 2017
MassDOT Admin. Review
June 26, 2017
July 21, 2017
Selection Process
July 24, 2017
August 25, 2017
Literature Review*
 -  -
Notification of Research
August 28, 2017
September 1, 2017

*Literature Review would be conducted upon request and/or to confirm whether research has already been conducted. (Note: Any MassDOT/MBTA employee can request a Literature Review at any time).

*Goal: To start research projects (NTP) by January 2018 and August 2018.

As researchers you are able to help develop research problem statements, contact technical subject experts within MassDOT and acquire funding to pursue research on topics of high priority within the Commonwealth Transportation system. We here at the UMTC can assist in connecting you with the appropriate MassDOT staff, in your field of expertise.