Active and Completed Research
The LRRB and MnDOT have funded hundreds of research projects suggested by local and state transportation practitioners. Search active and completed research projects by topic or year.
The LRRB’s Research and Implementation Committee (RIC) communicates the results of our research through presentations, videos, workshops, field demonstrations, online training and other outreach methods. See current list of projects. Find these guidebooks and trainings here or in our research project database.
A Transportation Research Synthesis is a limited scope, short turnaround research project to gauge the current state of practice in an area of interest. A TRS is useful in determining whether a full-blown research project will be needed. Search “TRS” in our research project database for past TRSs.
Administered by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program, the Operational Research Assistance Program for Local Transportation Groups (OPERA) was established to encourage and fund applied research and assist in developing innovations relating to methods, materials and equipment used in the construction and maintenance operations of local government organizations. See funding criteria and the results of past demonstration projects.