2020 Proposed MassDOT Research Projects


Update (Oct 2019):  The main application period for PI Interest Statements for the 2020 Research Project selection cycle closed in Sept 2019.  MassDOT has now selected PIs for almost all the projects. 

assDOT is still seeking a qualified PI for one project, Short Sea Shipping in Southeastern Massachusetts.   Click below for the project description and for the PI Interest Statement Form.  

Short Sea Shipping in Southeastern Mass

PI Interest Statement Form

Most of the studies are expected to last 1 to 2 years. 

Research Project Statements

Post-Fire Damage Inspection of Concrete Structures

A Method for Pavement Marking Inventory and Retroreflectivity Condition Assessment Using Mobile LiDAR  

Future of the Commonwealth's Curb

Flexible Transit for Rural Areas

Extending Service Life of Concrete Sidewalks Exposed to Extreme Weather Conditions through Internal Conditioning and Improved Workmanship

Energy Consumption, Cost, and Emissions of an MBTA Rapid Transit Vehicle

Effectiveness of Bicycle Boxes in Massachusetts

Impact of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on Road Safety and Implications for Education, Licensing, Registration, and Enforcement

Short Sea Shipping in Southeastern Mass

Evaluating the Safety Impacts of Flashing Yellow Permissive Left-Turn Indications in Massachusetts

3D Printing Additive Manufacturing Feasibility for Highway Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance

Improving the Long-Term Condition of Pavements in Massachusetts and Determining Return on Investment: Implementing the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide - PHASE I  

Understanding Asset Management Systems Utilized by Municipalities in Massachusetts