The Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering (SOTE) Team focuses on how to improve the safety and efficiency of travel on Virginia roadways. The scope of the program broadly includes highway safety, traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems, and connected and automated vehicles. In many cases, the team’s research emphasizes how to improve safety and traffic flow through more effective management of existing facilities, rather than construction of new capacity.
Typical research topics include:
This team is supported by two Research Advisory Committees (RACs):
Associate Director for Safety, Operations, and Traffic EngineeringMichael.Fontaine@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Last updated: November 19, 2023