Who We Are

The FDOT Research Center manages a vibrant, diverse transportation research program. The Research Center was established in 1989, but FDOT has been involved in transportation research for almost a century.

The Research Center works with most of Florida’s state universities and other agencies, research institutions, and private contractors to perform research in all office functional areas of FDOT. The Research Center manages contract research addressing everything from improving the lifespan of pavements and bridge structures to keeping the state competitive in facilitating national and international freight movement. At any given time, FDOT typically has over 125 active projects in addition to the pooled fund studies in which it participates.