Volume 14 | November 29, 2021 View as Webpage

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is able to fund up to three external research projects annually, and we want to hear about your research ideas! Project ideas must be submitted by December 17, 2021, to be considered for this year's research program. The opportunity to submit research ideas is open to everyone, however projects must have an AOT champion in order to advance in the research process.

Please submit your research idea by completing this form by December 17.
Visit our Research Webpages
We recently updated our research webpages and have a lot of new content to share with you! Visit our Homepage for the latest information. Don't miss out on the great resources we have available, including:
We value your feedback. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or comments.
Emily Parkany ([email protected]) or
Tanya Miller ([email protected])
Each quarter we highlight research projects and innovations happening throughout Vermont and New England.
Quantifying Correlations Between Winter Severity, Road Conditions, and VTrans' Snow and Ice Control Activities
Using data to assess cost-effectiveness and improve snow and ice control activities on Vermont's roads this winter.

Electrification of Vermont's Public Transit Fleet
Looking ahead, laying the groundwork to transition VTrans' fleet of 400 vehicles to zero-emission propulsion by 2050.

Middlebury Tunnel Construction
Leveraging accelerated construction techniques to deliver one of Vermont's largest infrastructure improvement projects in the heart of Downtown Middlebury.

Ranking Transportation Structures by their Potential to Facilitate Wildlife Passage
Understanding the connectivity value of transportation structures can help minimize impacts on Vermont's wildlife.

High-Performance Concrete with Post-Tensioning Shrinking Fibers
Can chitosan, a natural nitrogen-based biopolymer derived from shrimp shells, increase the durability and strength of concrete?

Evaluation of Stripping Potential Tests for Bituminous Concrete
Is the "boiling water test" a reliable test method for prescreening Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) materials?

Dr. Emily Parkany, PE, Research Manager
Vermont Agency of Transportation | 802.272.6862 | [email protected] http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/research