Research Process

IDOT-ICT Executive Committee

The IDOT-ICT Executive Committee determines which proposed research ideas are funded. The executive committee includes upper-level Illinois Department of Transportation management, Illinois Center for Transportation’s director, Technical Advisory Group chairs and Federal Highway Administration representatives.

Technical Advisory Groups

TAGs ensure Illinois Department of Transportation’s federally funded research best serves the needs of the department. IDOT’s eight TAGs focus on various areas of the department and include transportation experts who are responsible for identifying research needs and developing, reviewing and overseeing research projects.