Evaluating the effectiveness of research centers for state DOTs

An effective research center within a transportation organization can be a valuable asset to accomplish the goals of the overall mission. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Research Center. This study performed a detail analysis on the proposals submitted to WYDOT from 2011 to 2017 to evaluate the effectiveness of the WYDOT Research Center. The analysis included the investigation of performance measures. These performance measures are quantifiable, meaning they are designed to place a score or value on the accomplishments of the WYDOT Research Center which can then be used to make managerial decisions for the Research Center. As a part of the study, feedback and performance evaluation surveys were obtained from the Principal Investigators (PIs) and the WYDOT Project Champions. Project champions are the individuals within WYDOT who leads to finish the research projects successfully. In addition, a methodology for benefit-to-cost analysis (BCA) was developed as a future performance measure.


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  • Accession Number: 01712799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2019 3:10PM