State Transportation Innovation Council

State Transportation Innovation Council logoThe Michigan State Transportation Innovation Council (MI-STIC) can bring together stakeholders that represent all those market forces and work together to lead innovation in their state transportation program to foster a collaborative culture for rapid implementation of meaningful innovations to efficiently deliver the public a modern high quality highway system. 

STIC Excellence Award STIC Excellence Award Certificate

2021 STIC Excellence Award

The MI-STIC was recently awarded the National STIC Excellence Award by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Innovation Initiative. The award recognizes STICS who have made a "significant impact toward fostering a strong culture for innovation" at their institutions. To learn more about the award, visit the STIC Excellence Award website.

Get to Know Mi-STIC 

To learn more about Mi-STIC, its partnerships, events, and innovations, please visit the Storymap State Transportation Innovation Councils: Creating Innovative Partnerships with States to Improve Transportation at:

Please see the Mi-STIC New Member Criteria and Process for additional information about Mi-STIC membership. 


For more information about the application process, view the STIC Incentive Application - Sample. Additionally, you can also review a completed proposal - Mi-STIC Incentive Proposal-VPI


For more information on MDOT's STIC Program contact:

Carol Aldrich, P.E.
Engineer of Research

To learn more about the overall STIC program, please visit the FHWA's STIC Network website at


MI-STIC Council 


MI-STIC Accomplishments

STIC Incentive Program: Michigan Awards
See what MDOT projects were awarded for their innovation by the FHWA STIC council. 

Innovator: MDOT Highlights
Read highlights of MDOT innovations, featured in FHWA's publication, Innovator.

MDOT Innovations with aerial view of highway.

Learn more about MDOT Firsts and innovations in Research, Work Zones, New Materials, Innovative Contracts, and Technology by visiting the new MDOT Innovations website. Please note, the website is best viewed using either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browsers.

For a brief overview on how to navigate and browse MDOT Innovations, please see the How to use the MDOT Innovations website video. 


Content last updated: 12/21/2021