Implementation of Research at the Arizona Department of Transportation, SPR-727

The study examined 128 research studies completed by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Research Center between 2002 and 2012, the extent to which their recommendations were implemented at the department, and the impact of the implemented research. It concluded that for 78 percent of the completed studies, one or more recommendations had been implemented. The study also identified benefits that research provided to the agency, as well as factors affecting the implementation of research and the utilization of Research Center services.