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MDT Research Implementation Plan

Project #: 4W5046
Start Date: 08/07/2014
End Date: 02/27/2015
Status: Completed

MDT focuses on applied research to “answer questions and solve issues.” The benefit of this is that upon completion of many of the research projects, an implementable solution should be recommended. Currently, MDT creates an implementation report to discuss the research recommendations provided by the consultant and to provide responses to these recommendations. However, MDT is interested in creating a formal process for implementing these research outcomes.

Many other states (at least 19) have already created a formalized process for implementing research. This work will allow MDT to compare and contrast the different processes and policies being used in other states, so MDT can evaluate alternatives and choose the processes and policies that will work best for the department.



The purpose of project is for the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) to assist the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) in creating a formalized process for implementing research conducted on their behalf.


  • Jaime Sullivan
    Jaime Sullivan