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WSDOT Research Notes

Beginning in 2006, most State Planning and Research (SPR) projects and some Client-Sponsored and Pooled Fund Projects will be summarized in a Research Note. 

The Research Note is a two to four page summary of a research project, with the intent to make research results easily understood by a broad audience.

Project Delivery
  • Bridges and Structures
  • Construction and Materials
  • Design
  • Environment
  • Real Estate 
  • Multimodal Transportation
  • Aviation
  • Freight
  • Highways
  • Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change
  • Urban Planning
  • Public Transportation
  • Transportation Demand Management
  • Rail
  • Washington State Ferries     
  • Operations
  • Communications
  • Congestion
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Management
  • Maintenance
  • Roadside Management
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Information and Finance
  • Data
  • Funding
  • Information Technology
  • Performance Measures
  • Programming
  • Workforce Management
  • Access Management
  • Tolling    

  •  Functional Areas:

    Project Delivery 
               

    Bridges and Structures

    Construction and Materials      

    Design                  

    Environment       

                              

     

    Real Estate      

       

     

    Multimodal Transportation

            

        

    Aviation  

      

     


    Freight

    Highways 

    Planning

     Sustainability              

    Urban Planning     

     Public Transportation 

     Transportation Demand Management   

            

     Rail   

     

     Washington State Ferries  

          

    Operations 

      

    Communications    

     

    Congestion          

     

    Intelligent Transportation Systems       

     

    Traffic Management            

    Maintenance    

     

    Roadside Management          

     

    Safety                                         

    Security  

                  

    Information and Finance

     

    Data

    Funding 

    Information Technology 

       

    Performance Measures 

      

       

    Programming

                     

    Workforce Management 

                     
      

    Access Management

     

    Tolling       

            
     What is the Format for a Research Note?   

     The research note includes the following headings:  

    • Title
    • Date (Month/Year)
    • Background
    • The problem
    • What we did
    • What we learned
    • What the researchers recommend
    • Summary of implementation
    • Report title and Washington Reporting Document (WA-RD) number (how to get it) and
    • Names, titles and contact information for the research manager, researcher's) and technical monitor.

    The WSDOT Graphics Office will format the text of the Research Notes into a template. The text should be submitted in a Microsoft Word Document with photos and charts included separately. Research notes are done by Graphics as time allows so if you need it by a certain date, please submit it far enough in advance.