Each year, the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) asks state departments of transportation to identify and document recently completed “high-value” research projects. Through the identifications, the 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico engage in a friendly professional competition to determine the best high-value research based on region. Through this process, regions become familiar with that their counterparts consider high value. All winning projects are showcased through posters at the summer AASCHTO RAC meeting. The winners are also invited to show their posters at the annual TRB (Transportation Research board) meeting held in D.C. each January.

High Value Research Map

Montana has been recognized with the HVR award several times. Additionally, we have also received supplemental topic recognition for many projects.