Below is a list of the problem statements selected by TxDOT. A comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) is available for these problem statements. For more information about the proposal process, please refer to the University Handbook.

FY 2020 RFP 1

RFP Title PDF
20-008 Bridge Weigh in Motion to Measure Texas Live Loads
20-013 Development of knowledge in the application of strut-and-tie modeling
20-017 Evaluation of Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Approaches Used On Texas Bridges
20-028 NextGen Bridge Decks
20-047 Use of Larger Diameter Shear Studs for Composite Steel Bridges
20-053 Addressing Bicyclist Safety through the Development of Crash Modification Factors for Bikeway Facilities
20-065 Considerations for “Super 3” Cross-Section in High-Volume Rural Corridor
20-074 Green Pavement Markings_Houston District
20-075 Guide Signing for Long Term Work Zones
20-076 Guidelines for Designing Auxiliary Lanes on Frontage Roads
20-080 Identifying Risk Factors that Led to the Increase in Fatal Pedestrian Crashes and Propose Countermeasures to Reverse Trend
20-081 Improving and Communicating Speed Management Practices
20-082 Improving the Identification of Curve-Related Crashes in CRIS
20-092 Real-time Decision Support Tool for Rural Roadway Safety Improvement
20-097 Surface Mounted Median Guardrail
20-104 Valuation of the Right of Way
20-125 Integration of Stated Preference and Revealed Preference Methods in Regional Travel Survey Programs
20-128 Creating a Resilient Port System in Texas: Assessing and Mitigating Extreme Weather Events
20-139 Development of a Web-Based Airport Rates and Charges Model
20-177 A Combined Innovative Approach for Effective Characterization of Available SCMs
20-194 Develop Guidelines for Precoating Aggregates of Seal Coats
20-196 Development of a Performance Related Test for Designing Seal Coats
20-211 Guidelines for Inspection, Repair, and Use of Portable Concrete Barrier
20-226 Measuring Faulting on Jointed Concrete Pavements
20-233 Synthesis Quantification of Binder Availability in Recycled Materials
20-246 UAS Operations in the Windy Environment of West Texas Preliminary Field Experiments and Assessments
20-247 Use of tamper bar paver to place thick lift ACP
20-266 Innovative Financing Mechanisms in a Fast-Changing Transportation Landscape
20-277 Small Airport Economic Impact Estimator
20-278 Enhancing Freeway Safety Prediction Models
20-282 Inundated Bridge Superstructures in High Velocity Flood Events
20-228 Optimizing Laboratory Curing Conditions for Hot Mix Asphalt to Better Simulate Field Behavior

FY 2019 RFP 3
Proposal Deadline: Noon CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019

RFP Title PDF
19-406 Implementation of Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures
20-012 Developing Peak Rate Factor (PRF) Guidance in Hydrologic Modeling
20-018 Evaluation of Seamless Bridges
20-030 Non-Fracture Critical Steel Box Straddle Caps
20-031 Performance and Improvement of Texas Poor Boy Continuous Bridge Deck Details
20-041 Sequencing and Placement of Noise Walls and Retaining Walls on Complex TxDOT Projects
20-042 Shear Capacity of Texas Standard Prestressed Beams from Strut & Tie Models of Beam Ends
20-045 Structural Behavior of Tall Haunches in TxDOT Beam and Girder Bridges
20-048 Use of Rapid Setting Hydraulic Cement (RSHC) for Structural Applications
20-069 Development and Enhancement of In Service Performance Evaluation Process for Roadside Safety Devices
20-070 Development of a MASH Test-Level 4 Compliant Guardrail
20-077 Guidelines for Work Zone Barrier Use on Freeways
20-090 Protection of Median Openings Between Parallel Bridge Structures
20-131 Evaluating Fall Monarch Roadkill Hotspot Incidence and Potential Roadkill Mitigation
20-141 Determining Downstream Ecological Impacts of Sediment Derived from Bridge Construction
20-146 Assessment of Ozone Impacts of EV Adoption in Texas
20-165 Surface Aggregate Classification of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement
20-168 One Mat Vs. Two Mats of Reinforcing Steel in 12 and 13 CRCP
20-179 Accelerating Mix Designs for Base Materials
20-191 Determine the Effectiveness of TxDOT's HMA QCQA Bonus Penalty Specification as it Relates to Long-term Performance
20-202 Evaluation of the Performance of Rumble Strips on Pavements Where Seal Coats Have Been Applied
20-243 Synthesis of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) for Its Applications in Texas
20-245 Towards Efficient Prediction of Highway Friction on an Annual Basis on Texas Network
20-257 Assessing the Value of Next-Generation Scenario Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies
20-259 Defining Operational Design Domains (ODDs) for the Safe Blending of Levels 0-4 Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in the Traffic Stream
20-263 Exploring the use of artificial intelligence to leverage TxDOT's data for enhanced corridor management and operations
20-279 Trade-offs between Center Separation and Shoulder Width Allotment for a given Roadway Width
20-281 Use of Roundabouts and Innovative Intersection Designs at High- Speed Intersections in Texas

FY 2019 RFP 2
Proposal Deadline: 3 p.m. CST, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

RFP Title PDF
19-18 Utilizing Steel Fibers as Concrete Reinforcement in Bridge Decks
19-401 Evaluation of Geogrids for Asphalt Pavement Construction
19-402 Develop Models for Freight Flows and Commercial Travel Patterns within Texas Urban Regions
19-403 Improve System Emergency Response Performance in the Houston District Using CV Technology
19-404 Develop Decision Tree Incorporating Surface Conditions
19-405 Design Construction and Performance Monitoring of Stabilization of Expansive Soils and Cement
19-E01 Weather-Responsive Management Strategies
19-E02 Implementation of Advanced Geophysical Tools for Geotechnical Analysis

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