2020 Proposed MassDOT Research Projects


MassDOT is currently seeking qualified researchers to conduct studies on the following topics. Most of these studies are expected to last 1 to 2 years.

PI Interest Statement Submission Form

Available Research Project Statements

Due Date for the  Following PI Interest Statement Forms: September 16, 2019

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

Due Date for the Following PI Interest Statement Forms: September 27, 2019

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