Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) Research on Call (ROC) FY2024-2026

Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) is a program designed to provide practice-ready solutions to real-world issues facing Ohio's local transportation system through research. It's a multi-organizational collaborative effort to improve the transportation network of Ohio's counties, townships, cities and villages. Additional information on the ORIL program is available on their website: http://oril.transportation.ohio.gov. Created in 2011, ORIL develops, funds and oversees transportation research projects to meet the needs of local agencies for the safety and economic well-being of the traveling public and Ohio. As of March 2023, ORIL has funded a total of 32 projects addressing issues specific to county, township and city roads. At times, situations arise where low-cost, short-term, focused research tasks are needed to address an urgent issue, identify best practices or synthesis existing research. While important and potentially impactful, these research tasks do not warrant the level of a full-scale research project. Due to the time-sensitive nature of these tasks, it is possible that some of these tasks go unmet because the standard contracting process requires more time than available. To address this issue, the ORIL Board has determined participation in ODOT's Research-On-Call (ROC) program is warranted. The ROC is designed to provide direct, quick access to researchers in specific areas of expertise to conduct short-term, focused, urgent research tasks.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $840000
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Lucas, Michelle

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Akron

    College of Engineering
    Akron, OH  United States  44325
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abbas, Ala

  • Start Date: 20230807
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260807
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01888769
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 39174, 118095, 136682
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2023 1:47PM