July 7, 2020
New ideas in transportation can come from any number of sources. Iowa DOTers are an inquisitive bunch who don’t hesitate to look at new ways of doing business and update methods when necessary. The research section, part of the Strategic Performance Division, is always gathering ideas from all areas of the DOT on topics that can be considered for our research program which could potentially help you find new and better ways to do your job and improve transportation in Iowa.
Do you have an idea or problem you are trying to solve that you think should be researched or are you curious about the current status of ideas in the research pipeline? The Iowa DOT has launched a new Research Ideas website. This site is a complement to the existing research site and offers information on new and in-progress research in an easy-to-navigate format. The new site allows keyword searches and the ability to filter ideas.
Focus on the road. When you’re behind the wheel, your only job is to keep your vehicle moving along safely. We know there’s a lot going on in the world right now and your phone may blow up at any moment with the latest social media alert, group chat, or other distractions.
Most cell phones have a “do not disturb” mode, either in your phone’s settings, apps you can download, or from your cellular service provider, that can be activated while driving. For many, this mode can be set to automatically kick in when your phone’s blue tooth is connected to your vehicle. For your own wellbeing and the safety of others on the road, use this technology to your advantage.