To ensure that the Illinois Department of Transportation’s federally funded research best serves the needs of the department, IDOT makes use of Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs). TAGs are responsible for identifying research needs and developing, reviewing, and overseeing research projects.
Each TAG consists of IDOT and Federal Highway Administration subject-matter experts, industry representatives, and academic representatives from the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT). Membership to TAGs frequently changes. The rosters will be kept as up-to-date as possible.
IDOT and ICT encourage all potential participants in its federally funded research to visit the ICT website to review research needs and submit proposals for consideration by the TAGs.