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  • Liquefied Natural Gas Fuel for Freight: Synthesis, (pdf 274 kb), February 2014.
  • Development of a Truck Freight Economic Impact Methodology for Project Planning and Priorization: A Research Note, (pdf 233 kb), June 2013.
  • Best Practice in Practical Design: Synthesis, (pdf 200.2 kb), August 2013.
  • The University of Washington PacTrans Seminar Series: Electric Vehicles and Life Cycle Assessment, February 27, 2013
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Action Tool, (pdf 9.4 kb, January 2013.
  • Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation: State Transportation, Regional, International, Local, Business, Utilities, Insurance Strategies: Synthesis, (pdf 756 kb), September 2012.
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: State Transportation, Regional, and International Strategies: Synthesis, (pdf 357 kb), July 2012.
  • Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Plans including Best Practices: Synthesis, (pdf 458 kb), April 2012.
  • Least Cost Planning in Transprtation: Synthesis, (pdf 212 kb), April 2012.
  • Update Chehalis Flooding: Synthesis (pdf 175 kb), March 2012.
  • Electric Vehicle Policies, Fleet, and Infrastructure: Synthesis, (pdf 341 kb), November 2011.
  • An Assessment of Urban Form and Pedestrian and Transit Improvements as an Integrated GHG Reduction Strategy (pdf 565 kb), April 2011.
  • Bike, Pedestrian, and Transit Performance Measures: Synthesis, (pdf 151 kb), April 21, 2011.
  • Outsourcing Engineering Services: Synthesis, (pdf 90.11 kb), March 29, 2011.
  • Modified G4(1S) W-Beam Guardrail on 2H:1V Slope, (pdf 810 kb), March 2011.
  • Quantifying Incident-Induced Travel Delays on Freeways Using Traffic Sensor Data: Phase II, (pdf 886.0 kb), February 2011.
  • Identifying High Risk Locations of Animal-Vehicle Collisions on Washington State Highways, (pdf 2.54 mb), October 2010.
  • Experimental Evaluation of P-Y Curves Considering Liquefaction Development, (pdf 10.09 mb), December 2010.
  • Triage Evaluation of Gusset Plates in Steel Truss Bridges, (pdf 3.14 mb), December 2010.
  • Worldwide Transportation Research and Information Portals: Synthesis (pdf 180 kb), January 2011.
  • Impacts of VMT Reduction Strategies on Selected Areas and Groups, (744 kb), December 2010.
  • Seismic Retrofit of Cruciform-Shaped Columns in the Auroa Avenue Bridge Using FRP Wrapping, (pdf 17mb), September 2010.
  • Organizational Network Analysis for Two Networks in the Washington State Department of Transportation, (pdf 5.03 mb), October 2010.
  • Barriers to Implementing Low Impact Development Approaches in Washington State Roadways and Highways, (pdf 1.74 mb), September 2010.
  • Assessing and Mitigating Sock Shading Impacts on the Behavior of Juvenile Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.): Can Artificial Light Mitigate the Effects?
  • A Compararison of Operational Performance: Washington State Ferries to Ferry Operators Worldwide, (pdf 2.58 mb), June 2010.
  • Evaluation of Hot In-Place Recycle, (pdf 8.25 mb), June 2010.
  • Developing a GPS-Based Truck Freight Performance Measure Platform, (pdf 4.62 mb), April 2010.
  • Risk-Based Estimate Self-Modeling, (pdf 432 kb), March 2010.
  • Mitigation Strategies for Early-Age Shrinkage Cracking in Bridge Decks, (pdf 2.6 mb), April 2010.
  • Public Sector Uses of Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Citizen Involvement: Risks, Benefits & Best Practice: Synthesis (pdf 1.5 mb), April 2010.
  • Assessment of Alternatives in Vegetation Management at the Edge of Pavement, (pdf 4.66 mb), May 2010.
  • 2007-2009 Funded Research Projects
  • Development of a Resource Planning Index for Washington's Scenic and Recreational Highways, (pdf 4.2 mb), February 2010.
  • Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Statewide Mobility Assessment Study-Phase 1 Report, (pdf 5.30 mb), January 2010.
  • Pinned F-Shape Temporary Barrier (pdf 4.78 kb)
  • Single Slope Barrier in Front of 1.5H:1V Slope (pdf 4.16 kb)
  • Solar Highway Programs Information: Synthesis (PDF 2.23 kb), February 2010.
  • Transportation Energy Efficiency Policies: Synthesis (PDF 2.26 kb)
  • Electric Vehicle Technology, Sales, Taxation and State Laws: Synthesis (pdf 1.5 kb)
  • Building Freight Transport Resilience Through GIS-Based Data (pdf 2.38 mb)
  • Development and Analysis of a GIS-based Satewide Freight Data Flow Network (pdf 4.84 mb)
  • Update: Financing for Transportation and Cllimate Change: Synthesis (pdf 165 kb)
  • State Highways as Main Streets: A Study of Community Design and Visioning (pdf 625 kb)
  • Transportation Programs for Veterans, Medicaid, and Emergency Response: Synthesis (pdf 79.0 kb)
  • Transit Farebox Recovery and US and International Transit Subidization: Synthesis (pdf 124 kb)
  • State Department of Transportation Chief Executive Officers. (pdf 765 kb)
  • 2005-07 WSDOT Research Projects
  • Kathy Lindquist a Research Manager in the Office of Research and Library Services has won the AASHTO President’s Transportation Award for Research.
  • Retreaded Tire Use and Safety: Synthesis (pdf 4,964 gb)
  • Use of Ring Nets for Slope Protection for Rockfall: End-of-Construction Report (pdf 9.56 mb)
  • Impacts of Tolling on Low-Income Persons in the Puget Sound Region (pdf 1.42 mb)
  • Positive Train Control: A Synthesis (pdf 145.57 kb)
  • Transportation Demand Management Strategies for Schools Study Phase II (pdf 5.65 mb)
  • An Evaluation of Engineering Treatments and Pedestrian and Motorist Behavior on Major Arterials in Washington State (pdf 710 kb)
  • Storm-Related Closures of I-5 and I-90: Freight Transportation Economic Impact Assessment Report (pdf 1.23 mb)
  • Exploring Transportation Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft (pdf 513.49 kb)
  • Project Scoping State of Practice: Washington State
  • Development of a Washington State Freight Data System
    Managing Pedestrian Safety I: Injury Severity
  • Synergy: Being More than the Sum of our Two Programs (pdf 80 kb)
  • Research & Library Services November 2006 Monthly Report
  • Research & Library Services December 2006 Monthly Report (doc 155 kb)