The Virginia LTAP and the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) are hosting a new series of one-hour Lunch and Learn seminars aimed at anyone working in the transportation or planning field. These seminars will showcase VTRC’s transportation research and innovation projects.

All are welcome – VDOT district office employees, localities, contractors, transportation engineers, researchers, consultants, non-profits and anyone else interested.

The Lunch and Learns are held monthly at various locations across the Commonwealth from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. You may join remotely via Zoom or attend in-person. Lunch and cool swag are provided for those who attend in-person. Each attendee will also receive one PDH for attending. A certificate will be provided.

See our schedule of upcoming dates here.

Register for an upcoming Lunch and Learn!

August 30, 2023 “Wildlife Crossings and Animal Crash Countermeaures”

(Register for in person   or  online)

September 27, 2023 “Innovation in the Virginia Dept. of Transportation”

(Register for in-person or online)

October 25, 2023 “Evaluation of Electric Vehicles”

Register for in-person or online)

PREVIOUS TOPICS: (Recordings are available)

“Improving Transit Ridership Projections”
“Characteristics of Wrong Way Crashes”
“Fiber Reinforced Concrete – Application and Efficacy Sustainable Asphalt Surface Mixtures Through       Material Recycling”


VTRC is one of the nation’s leading transportation research centers and specializes in basic and applied research to support VDOT, its primary customer.  It also provides technical consulting and training of future transportation professionals through its work with the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and other Virginia universities.  VDOT recognizes research as one of its core businesses, a rarity for a state transportation department. This means VDOT will develop and deliver a robust transportation research program that results in saving lives, saving time, and saving money.