Research Center

The Research Center is a catalyst for innovation at the Arizona Department of Transportation. The Research Center engages in three major functions: administering the department's research program, managing the product approval program and maintaining a transportation library.


Projects administered by the Research Center focus on research that can be applied to improve ADOT processes and products. Research projects address the full range of topics of interest to the department.

Product Evaluation Program

The Approved Product List (APL) is updated every month. Changes to the APL must be approved by the ADOT Product Evaluation Committees: Materials Product Evaluation Committee (MatPEC) and Traffic Control Product Evaluation Committee (TCPEC).

Nathan M. Banks Memorial Library

The ADOT library contains books, journals and other publications including a broad range of transportation-related topics. The library catalog is available online.

Contact Us

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.