Research Implementation Committee
The LRRB works through its RIC to make research information available and to transfer research results into practical applications. The RIC focuses on implementing the results of transportation research. The RIC uses a variety of methods to reach engineers and others with new developments, including presentations, videos, written reports, pamphlets, seminars, workshops, field demonstrations, web-based technology and on-site visits. The LRRB continues to look for new ways to turn research results into applications that save money or improve practice. These efforts include exploring new communication technologies and alternative methods of delivering on-site training and assistance.
RIC voting members include:
- four county engineers
- two city engineers
- the MnDOT Deputy State Aid Engineer
- a MnDOT District State Aid Engineer
- a representative from MnDOT’s Research Services
- a representative from a MnDOT specialty office
- a representative from the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies.
MnDOT Research Services provides support services, and at least one voting RIC member serves on the LRRB to ensure a strong link between the RIC and the LRRB.
LRRB established this committee to increase the awareness of LRRB functions and products within the transportation community. It meets as needed to review current LRRB marketing practices and public relations strategies. The committee includes staff from LRRB, MnDOT and the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP).