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 04-Nov-2013 11:39
Washington State Transportation Center


Information for Project Investigators


Guidelines Governing Research for WSDOT

TRAC projects funded by WSDOT are subject to guidelines determined by the state of Washington. Please visit these links for more details:

Budget and Payroll
WSDOT Master Agreement
Extension Requests
Progress Reports

Proposal Production

The University of Washington and WSDOT require all Project Managers to follow a specified procedure when producing proposals with TRAC. The Proposal Production page will guide you through the process.

The following proposal-related documents are also available:

WSDOT Proposal Preparation Guide
This MS Word document provides WSDOT's proposal requirements, as well as a starting point for writing new proposals.

Proposal Budget Template
This Excel document will help you begin formulating your budget estimate. This document changes frequently, so please empty your cache before downloading, to ensure that you receive the most recent version. Need help? Call Ron at 543-3341.

If you are dealing with subcontracts, the following information is needed:

  1. Name of subcontracting company and address
  2. Scope of Work
  3. Letter of Commitment
  4. Budget
  5. Subcontractor's contact information for negotiations with UW (name, phone number and email address)

Note: you may also need subcontractor staff's resumes and qualifications (please check granting agency's instructions).

TRAC Guide to Proposal Preparation Services
This pdf document outlines the TRAC proposal preparation process.

Report Production

The production of a report requires following specific procedures. To find out more about these requirements please see Report Production.

The following report-related documents are also available:

WSDOT Research Report Guidelines
These guidelines (pdf) discuss the desired report organization and other requirements for WSDOT reports. Please contact Amy O'Brien (206.685.2644) about editing your report.

Use this Microsoft Word-formatted template to begin new research reports.

Contact Ron Porter (206.543.3341) if you have questions about the
template or for more information about using the styles that promotes
consistent report-writing formats.

Research Notes
For every research project, WSDOT requires a two- to four-page summary intended to disseminte research results to a broad audience. This pdf document outlines the required organization and submittal process for Research Notes.

Progress Report Submission
WSDOT requires research Progress Reports semi-annually.

Services for UW Budgets

TRAC-UW provides the following services to help you with your project:

Contact: Mary Marrah 206-543-3337

Web Design
Contact: Ron Porter 206-543-3341

Writing and Editing
Contact: Amy O'Brien 206-685-2644