Research

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About Iowa DOT Research

The Iowa DOT Research department's goal is to drive a quality program that delivers targeted solutions for Iowa's transportation future. Our areas of focus include safety, mobility, accessibility, technology, and sustainability of economic, social, and environmental progress. We can help you whether you want to get involved in our research, already have an approved project in the works, or simply want to learn more about our team.

Iowa’s transportation innovations are possible with oversight and technical and financial support from a variety of sources, including the Iowa Highway Research Board, the State Planning & Research Program, and the State Transportation Innovation Council.

FOCUS AREAS

researchFocusAreasSafety
SAFETY

Reducing transportation fatalities and serious injuries through system-wide, multimodal, data-driven, and proactive strategies.

researchFocusAreasMobility
MOBILITY

Improving the accessibility, reliability, time, and costs associated with the movement of people and goods.

researchFocusAreasSustain
SUSTAINABILITY

Considering how transportation supports economic, social, and environmental progress with a long-term perspective.

researchFocusAreasTech
TECHNOLOGY

Evaluation both current and potential technologies and incorporating them effectively into existing agency functions.

Core Values

researchFocusAreasSafety
INNOVATION

Searching beyond the status quo.

researchFocusAreasMobility
COLLABORATION

Working together to create value.

researchFocusAreasSafety
INTEGRITY

Doing the right things for the right reasons.

researchFocusAreasMobility
SIMPLICITY

Bringing order to complexity.