TRIP is a new program to identify and implement innovative ideas in transportation projects, processes and products. Innovation ideas should address transportation in areas including but not limited to:
Please read the Call for Transportation Innovation Ideas for instructions to submit your ideas.
The FHWA EDC (Every Day Counts) program provides some examples of transportation innovative ideas, and was created to identify and rapidly deploy proven but underutilized innovations to:
For more information on EDC and example projects please see:FHWA Every Day Counts
TRIP is an ongoing program that will have multiple solicitations annually. Please refer to this page for upcoming idea submittal deadlines.
Submitted ideas will be reviewed and shortlisted by the NDDOT TRIP Review Team. Shortlisted ideas may be invited to present a summary of their idea before the TRIP Review Team, which will provide recommendations for selection to the NDDOT Executive Office. The NDDOT Executive Office will make all final decisions.
TRIP funding is limited to areas where NDDOT funds may be used, as laid out under state law.
For submissions that are roadway related, the Department will attempt to utilize Federal Aid when available and may be limited in applying a specific submission to a roadway that is eligible for Federal Aid.
For any questions regarding TRIP, visit the TRIP Contact Form.
The Transportation Innovation Program (TRIP) is sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Transportation with funding assistance through the Federal Highway Administration. The program is coordinated by the Upper Great Plains Tranportation Institute (UGPTI), a research and education center at North Dakota State University.