Research Digest, Aug. 2015: State DOT research
The August 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 23 publications recently received from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington. The reports cover a wide range of topics including pavement design and nondestructive testing, materials testing, a synthesis of transportation funding sources, an evaluation of raising speeds on high speed non-freeways, and state-of-the-art remote monitoring of bridge structural health. In addition, TxDOT was involved in a pilot program involving the use of mobile technology to streamline project inspection operations; the results and recommendations from that field testing is evaluated in WSDOT’s technical report Project Inspection Using Mobile Technology: Phase II, Assessing the impacts of mobile technology on project inspection (Digest Item #20).
Full-text links are provided for each report.
To stay up-to-date on all the latest research published through different transportation programs, you can visit the library’s online catalog or follow the library on Twitter. We provide links to online full-text of reports in our catalog when publishers make that content available for free.
The Research Digest is a monthly newsletter targeted towards TxDOT staff and researchers. The goal of the Digest is to showcase new publications.The subject of the Digest rotates between these themes:
- TxDOT research (Center for Transportation Research, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation, University of Texas at El Paso, etc.)
- Other State DOTs’ research
- Transportation Research Board (TRB)
- Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC)