FFY 2007 Annual Report for the Montana Department of Transportation Research Programs

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) conducts research to discover, develop, or extend knowledge needed to operate, maintain, and improve the statewide multimodal transportation system. Specific goals include: evaluation and advancement of new technologies, materials, and methods; development of design and analysis techniques; and study of current transportation challenges. The purpose of this report is to give an overall description of research, development, and technology transfer activities for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2007 within the Research Programs of the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). Through these activities, the Research Programs enhances MDT's ability to deliver efficient and effective transportation services. MDT's mission is to serve the public by providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality, and sensitivity to the environment. MDT's Research Programs impacts each and every part of MDT's mission. Research projects completed in FFY 2007 yielded results that when fully implemented will improve: Efficiency and effectiveness of MDT operations and technology transfer, including improving training of and encouraging young individuals to enter the transportation construction work force; Economic vitality; Sensitivity to the environment, including decreasing vehicle-wildlife collisions, improving habitat connectivity, improving design for safety and fish passage, and improving revegetation of roadsides; Safety, by decreasing roadside hazards, decreasing young driver accidents, through training and technology transfer; and Quality of what we do and how we do it, including bridge design and inspection, pavement design and preservation, use of the most efficient materials and technology, and materials testing and acceptance.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Annual Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 113p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01100237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/MT-08-001/8010
  • Created Date: May 29 2008 9:44AM