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.

Proposal Deadline: Noon CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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
20-228 Optimizing Laboratory Curing Conditions for Hot Mix Asphalt to Better Simulate Field Behavior
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

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

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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