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 17-Sep-2012 14:12
Washington State Transportation Center



Report Production


Amy O’Brien: Report production information, submittal, and editing
Mary Marrah: Report graphics
Jane Lybecker : Report reproduction and tracking

Report Documents

The following report-related documents are available:

WSDOT Research Report Guidelines
These guidelines discuss the desired report organization and other requirements for WSDOT reports.

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

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



See the following guidelines for more detailed information about the report production process through TRAC:

Report guidelines for PIs and Project Managers (PDF)
Report and thesis guidelines for graduate students (PDF)

TRAC-UW projects that are funded by WSDOT are required to be submitted through TRAC. WSDOT also requires that TRAC reports be edited and formatted in consistent TRAC/WSDOT style, with professional looking graphics.

All WSDOT projects require a 35-page Research Report (draft for review and final). Many projects also require a larger Technical Report.

Basic procedure (for WSDOT report):

1. Submit a draft report to the TRAC editor.

2. Work with TRAC’s graphic crew as necessary.

3. The editor reviews the report for compliance with the contracting agency’s requirements and edits for clarity, conciseness, grammar, and punctuation.

4. The author reviews, changes, and approves the edits.

5. TRAC formats the report in the appropriate style and seeks final approval from the author.

6. A draft is submitted to WSDOT under TRAC cover letter. Copies are distributed as appropriate.

7. WSDOT contacts the author with comments.

8. The author submits the comments (if minimal) or a changed draft to TRAC for final production.

9. TRAC obtains final approval from the author, then submits the final report to WSDOT under TRAC cover. Copies are distributed as appropriate.