Mission, Values, and Focus Areas
From its inception, the Iowa Department of Transportation has been a leader in significant transportation research. Beginning with the Iowa Highway Research Board program in 1950, the Iowa DOT has stayed on the leading edge of innovations in materials, processes, and technologies that have brought improvement and longevity to transportation systems across the world.
The Iowa DOT’s transportation research achievements are a result of numerous collaborations between Iowa DOT research staff, university researchers, technical experts, local system engineers, and industry partners.
Driving a quality research program that delivers targeted solutions for Iowa's transportation future.