Washington State
Transportation Center (TRAC)

1107 NE 45th St, Suite 535
UW Mailbox: 354802
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.543.8690
Fax: 206.685.0767

Sloan Hall, Room 101
PO Box 642910
Pullman, WA 99164-2910
Phone: 509.335.3175
Fax: 509.335.7632

WSDOT Research Office
Transportation Building
Washington State Department
of Transportation
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
PO Box 47300
Olympia WA 98504-7300
Phone: 360.705.7000

Revised 05-Nov-2012 10:15
Washington State Transportation Center


Information for Project Investigators


Guidelines Governing Research for WSDOT

Budget and Payroll
WSDOT Master Agreement
Extension Requests
Progress Reports

Extension Requests



The PI and the Research Manager discuss the modification
(e-mail or verbally), and come to a consensus on the change.

The PI sends the formal request in writing (e-mail is OK) to the Research Manager. This can be done at the same time as the step above, if there are no issues to be resolved. The PI must include a cc: to TRAC ( and the WSDOT Technical Monitor.

The Research Manager approves the request for processing, and forwards it to Kristy Vargas and Tim Carlile.

Tim verifies that the modification falls within the guidelines of the Master Agreement and that funding is available, etc.

Kristy prepares the Task Order modification (2 copies) and forwards them (by e-mail) to TRAC for approval and signature.

TRAC prints two copies, has the TRAC Director and UW Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) sign them, and sends both to Office of Research & Library Services.

Leni Oman approves and signs both copies and returns one copy to TRAC.

At this point, the modification is complete and in place.



Ron Porter, 206.543.3341