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Research and Implementation

The Research Program Management (RPM) section is located within the Research Division of the Bureau of Planning and Research (BPR). The RPM section develops, manages, and administers the PennDOT Research Program and strives to support the strategic agenda of PennDOT by initiating and managing project activities that attempt to solve real-world transportation issues.

Solar Powered Automated Valves - 
PennDOT’s Stormwater Control Measures Project, retrofits existing stormwater basins with Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (CMAC) systems. CMAC uses real-time weather data and solar powered automated valves to increase the runoff-time held within a stormwater basin. 
Dried and Spread PCRAS - This project examined the use of aggregates, asphalts, post-consumer asphalt shingles (PCRAS) and recycled asphalt in different mixture ratios to determine the potential for cracking and rutting. The data will allow PennDOT to establish limits for performance testing that allows the use of PCRAS.
SMART Intersections - The SMART Intersections project looked at how to utilize camera technology to document and analyze what pedestrians, bicyclists and cars were doing at intersections to target safety countermeasures more appropriately. 

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