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Project # ⇧Title ⇳Status ⇳Category ⇳Field1 ⇳Field2 ⇳
99-051 Evaluation of Polyethylene Snap Tite Pipe Liner ArchivedConstruction  
2008-035 Evaluation of RePlay Soy-Based Sealer ArchivedConstruction  
3517R02 Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Crashes: Mitigating Crash Risk for the Motorcyclists CompletedPlanning & Policy  
020106 Buckling Strength of Circular Tubes in Signs ArchivedDesign  
22021-2B Smart Pavement Case Study Pavement Sensors - Phase 2B ArchivedOperations & Safety  
030207 I-99 Environmental Research Study Executive Summaries ArchivedMaintenance  
040107 Safety Assessment of Steel Bridge Damaged by Truck Strikes ArchivedOperations & Safety  
040114-1 Safer Driver Actions at Stop Signs ArchivedOperations & Safety  
050114 Safety Evaluation of YTPCD at Non Signalized Mid Block Crossings ArchivedOperations & Safety  
050119 Erie Bayfront Project Intermodal Integrator ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
050210 Stratification of Locally Owned Roads for Traffic Data Collection ArchivedMaintenance  
060110 Forecasting Short Term Transit Ridership Activities (T-BEST) ArchivedMultimodal  
060201 Determination of the Future Direction of the Roadway Weather Information System at PennDOT (RWIS) ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
060508 Using Spatial Tools to Analyze Crash and Roadway Data ArchivedOperations & Safety  
060801 The Impact of the Sanctioning Process on Driver Safety ArchivedOperations & Safety  
060908 ITS Evaluations and Activities ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
070202 Methods to Determine Non-Visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components Task 1 - Literature Review ArchivedMaintenance  
070202 Methods to Determine Non-Visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components Task 2 - Assessment of Candidate NDT Methods ArchivedMaintenance  
070202 Methods to Determine Non-Visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components Task 3 - Forensic Evaluation and Rating Methods ArchivedMaintenance  
070609 Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Effectiveness ArchivedOperations & Safety  
070802 Risk Management Strategy for Bridges and Structures ArchivedOperations & Safety  
071001 Development of a Strategic Plan to Upgrade Stations on the Keystone Corridor ArchivedOperations & Safety  
071109 Airport Pavement Management System ArchivedMultimodal  
071302 Effective Utility Accommodation ArchivedOperations & Safety  
071408 Evaluation of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Program in Pennsylvania ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
080209 Action Plan for Implementing Local Airport Hazard Zoning Ordinances ArchivedOperations & Safety  
080307 Research of Current Practices in Pavement Performance Modeling ArchivedOperations & Safety  
080503 Cost Benefit Analysis of Including Microsurfacing in Pavement Treatment Strategies and Cycle ArchivedMaintenance  
080601 Improving Mature Driver Safety Efforts ArchivedOperations & Safety  
080910 Analysis of Public Benefits for PA Rail Freight Funding ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
090107 Developing Standards and Specifications for Full Depth Pavement Reclamation ArchivedDesign  
100209 Safe Routes to School Program (2014) ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
100303 Longitudinal_Cracking_Final_Report ArchivedMaintenance  
100402 Coatings and Treatments for Beam Ends ArchivedMaintenance  
110204 Cost Benefit Analysis of Anti-Strip Additives in Hot Mix Asphalt with Various Aggregates ArchivedConstruction  
110301 Feasibility of Using Email for Renewal Notices ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
110407 Flexible Microsurfacing ArchivedMaintenance  
110506 Computer-Based Training for Drivers License Examiners to Conduct Non-Commercial Skills Testing ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
110601 Optimizing the Life Cycle of PennDOT Equipment Final Report ArchivedOperations & Safety  
111001 Analysis of Staggered Apportioned Registration Renewals ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
120103 Bridge Deck Cracking: Effects on In-Service Performance, Prevention, and Remediation ArchivedConstruction  
120205 Archaeological Predictive Model Set ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
359704 Benefits of Signal Timing Optimization and ITS Corridor Operations ArchivedOperations & Safety  
0360307 Development of Pot Bearing Standards ArchivedDesign  
0404110 Evaluation of an Alternative Offset Mechanical Splice System ArchivedMaintenance  
431036-002 Assessing the Presence and Potential Habitat for Reintroduction of Priority Freshwater Mussel Species in the Shenango River ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
3517118 Paxton Creek Watershed Reduction ActiveDesign  
ACTA Modal Integration and Mobility Plan for the Robinson / North Fayette Retail Area ArchivedMultimodal  
BRACT Bridge Rail Analysis and Crash Testing ArchivedDesign  
CMU 001 Joint Statewide Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 2040 Vision Final Report ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
CMU 002 Road Condition Reporting (Android cambera-based road condition monitoring system) ArchivedOperations & Safety  
CMU 003 Real Time Incident Detection Using Social Media Data ArchivedOperations & Safety  
CMU 004 Dynamic Network Analysis & Real-time Traffic Management for Philadelphia Metropolitan Area ArchivedOperations & Safety  
CMU 006 Highway Corridor Transformation Research Study - Proof of Concept ArchivedOperations & Safety  
Drexel WO 001 Internal Curing with Fine Light Weight Aggregates ActiveDesign  
DVRPC 1 Bicycle Bus Area Conflict Study ArchivedOperations & Safety  
E00228 Flashing White Light Evaluation ArchivedOperations & Safety  
E01041 WO 9 Retroreflectivity of Existing Signs in Pennsylvania ArchivedOperations & Safety  
E02978 WO 2 Winter Severity Index Development ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
E02978 WO 2 Winter Severity Index Development ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
E03149 WO 22 Pennsylvania Joint Statewide Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Plan ArchivedOperations & Safety  
E03718 WO 1 Quarter Inch Specification CompletedMaintenance  
E04005 WO 003 Bridge Resiliency in Rain Events CompletedDesign  
E04152 WO 004 Mu-3 Stream Surveys - Mussels CompletedDesign  
E04202 WO 04 Stream Restoration Municipal Partnership and Standards CompletedMaintenance  
E04660 WO 004 Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Hotspots CompletedPlanning & Policy  
ECMS E03718 Double Chip Seal on Paving Fabric CompletedMaintenance  
ECMS E03718 WO #003 Fibers in Microsurfacing CompletedMaintenance  
EO0511  WO 3 Tubular Flange Girders ArchivedConstruction  
EO3718 Approved Products for Low Volume Local Roads ActivePlanning & Policy  
EO3723 WO 001 The Effect of Post-Consumer Recycled Asphalt Shingles (PCRAS) on Pavement Performance CompletedDesign  
EO3982 PennSTART CompletedOperations & Safety  
EO4005 WO 007 Resilience Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridge Against Fire Events CompletedDesign  
EO4695 WO 01 Best Practices / Potential Solutions for Commercial Vehicle(CMV) Navigation CompletedOperations & Safety  
EO4696 WO1 SMART Intersections CompletedOperations & Safety  
EO4767 WO 05 D-1 Flex Beam Field Instrumentation Load Testing of Innovative Bridge Design CompletedDesign  
Lafayette WO 001 Precast Bridge Deck Panel Testing ActiveDesign  
NA 2018 Reseach Symposium Proceedings ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
NA 21 Street Plasphalt Final Report ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Concrete Pavement Cracking Rehabilitation ArchivedMaintenance  
NA Densi-Crete on a Superstructure ArchivedConstruction  
NA Evaluation of Crumb Rubber Modifier with Vestenamer in HMA for Anti-Rutting ArchivedDesign  
NA Evaluation of Modular Expansion Dam ArchivedDesign  
NA Evaluation of Prismo Imprint ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Fixed Automated Spray Technology ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Hay Terrace Plasphalt Report ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Jefferson Street Plasphalt Final Report ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Maglev Robotic Welding of an i-Beam using a GMAW Gantry System ArchivedConstruction  
NA Overlay Field Application US 119 ArchivedMaintenance  
NA Post-Consumer Roofing Shingles in HMA ArchivedDesign  
NA Tarrtown Bridge Project Case Study ArchivedDesign  
NA Tuf-Strand Fiber Concrete Additive ArchivedConstruction  
PIT 001 50 KSI Steel H-Pile Capacity ArchivedDesign  
PIT 01 Structural Evaluation of Slab Rehabilitation by the Method of Hydrodemolition and Latex Modified Overlay ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 2 Evaluation of Bridge Cleaning Methods on Steel Structures - Final Report ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 3 Developing a Methodology to Incorporate Transit, Pedestrian and Bicycle Design Features in Highway and Bridge Projects-Final Report ArchivedDesign  
PIT 4 Remote Sensing for Bridge Scour Projects PHASE II ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 004 Remote Sensing for Bridge Scour Projects PHASE III ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 005 A Rational Procedure For Rock Slope Design For Western Pennsylvania ArchivedDesign  
PIT 05 Bridge Waterproofing Details Phase - 2 ArchivedMaintenance