Submit Your Ideas! NJ Transportation Research Ideas Portal is Open

NJDOT’s Bureau of Research is asking for your best ideas for future transportation research.

Ideas that can turn problems into solutions that can be implemented in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Bureau of Research staff works directly with university and other research professionals to find solutions to improve the safety, mobility and accessibility of New Jersey’s residents, workers, visitors and businesses. Our goal is to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of the policies, practices, standards and specifications that are used in planning, building and maintaining New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure.

NJDOT’s Bureau of Research is interested in soliciting ideas from NJDOT’s research customers and other transportation stakeholders for the NJDOT Research Program.   We are interested in your research ideas – particularly, ideas that can turn problems into solutions that can be implemented.  We use this website to gather and share ideas as a first step in the development of fundable research proposals. 

How Do Ideas Inform Research Needs Statement Development?  Ideas are not research needs statements or proposals. After the deadline date of a research idea solicitation round, research ideas are prioritized by the Research Oversight Committee and high priority research needs are posted as proposals. Submission of a research idea does not preclude individuals or groups from Institutes of Higher Learning or other eligible research organizations from subsequently bidding on a Request for Proposal prepared and issued by the Bureau of Research. RFPs will be posted on our research RFP web site:

This is a first step in the development of fundable research proposals sponsored by the NJDOT Research Program.

Ideas can be submitted in six campaign areas:

  • Capital Improvement & Infrastructure
  • Mobility and Operations
  • Multimodal
  • Planning & Environment
  • Policy and Organization
  • Safety Management

Click here to submit your idea

You must be registered to participate.

Click on the Submit New Idea button to start the process. 

The deadline for this round is December 31, 2020.


Multimodal topics include: Maritime • Airports • Mass Transit • Freight • Multimodal Grants • Transportation Data • Railroads • Unmanned Aerial Systems

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