The Local Road Research Board conducts its work in conjunction with the following two volunteer committees: Research Implementation and Outreach.
Research Implementation Committee
The RIC turns research results into practical applications. The RIC uses a variety of methods to reach engineers and others with new developments, including videos, manuals, workshops, field demonstrations, web-based technology and on-site visits.
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 Office of Research & Innovation
- a representative from a MnDOT specialty office
- a representative from the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies.
MnDOT’s Office of Research & Innovation 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).