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Idaho Transportation Department - Research

Resource Center

The Research Program is located in Contracting Services which is a section of the ITD Engineering Services Division. The program coordinates department-wide research activities.

Contact Us!

If you have questions or need assistance,
please contact:
Ned Parrish
Phone: 208-334-8296
Fax: 208-334-4432
  • Job Duties
    • Research Program Manager
    • SPR Fund Coordination
    • Idaho's TRB State Representative
    • Idaho's AASHTO Research Advisory Committee Member
    • T2 Center Fiscal Oversight
    • DOH Intern Coordination
Inez Adele Hopkins
Phone: 208-334-8226
  • Job Duties
    • Research Librarian
    • Literature Searches
    • Publications/Articles Procurement
    • Report Distribution/Current Awareness
    • Research Report Reviewer
Brenda Wynn
Phone: 208-334-8046
  • Job Duties
    • Research Invoice Processing
    • Project Accounting
    • Budgets
    • Research Title VI EEO Reporting
    • General Research Administration

Research Partners

ITD works collaboratively with a variety of organizations. Links to some of our key partners are provided below.

What's New

The annual TRB State Visit is scheduled for September 11, 2014. This year’s visitors will include Fred Hejl, Associate Division Director for Materials and Construction and Dr. Amir Hanna, a Senior Program Officer in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) focusing on materials, construction, and maintenance/operations research. Meetings with ITD staff will be scheduled throughout the day to discuss current and recently completed TRB research and ITD research needs.

About Us

  • Research Program Mission
    • Support research, development, and technology transfer activities addressing the Department's strategic goals and initiatives.
    • Enhance ITD's ability to deliver efficient and effective transportation services.
    • Offer practical solutions to problems facing the Department.
    • Develop new tools/technologies and facilitate their implementation.
  • Program Responsibilities
    • Coordinating development of ITD's annual work program for federal SPR (State Planning & Research) funds and annual reporting of agency accomplishments with these funds.
    • Administering SPR funds received for ITD research, development, and technology transfer.
    • Coordinating Department involvement in multi-state pooled fund projects.
    • Identifying ITD research needs and priorities.
    • Helping staff locate transportation research and information.
    • Overseeing ITD-funded research performed by universities and consultants.
    • Overseeing Idaho Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center) funding.
    • Coordinating ITD involvement in national and regional transportation research with TRB, AASHTO, the Northwest Transportation Consortium and others.

Current Research and Development Projects

Completed Projects

Other Transportation Organizations

The links below can be used to access the websites of national and state transportation agencies involved in research, development, and technology transfer.

Technology Transfer

The ITD Research Program oversees funding for the Idaho’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), which provides training for local highway agency staff. Idaho’s LTAP Center, the “T2 Center,” is operated by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) under a contract with ITD.

Resources for Researchers

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