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State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC)

The 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.

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.

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



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
517-282-6590
AldrichC@Michigan.gov
 
To learn more about the overall STIC program, please visit the FHWA's STIC Network.

 


Mi-STIC Members:

MDOT:

Paul Ajegba
Tony Kratofil
Laura Mester
Terri Slaughter
Gregg Brunner
Carol Aldrich
Brad Wieferich
Matt Chynoweth
Jean Ruestman
 

Federal Highway Association (FHWA):

Ted Burch
Andrea Dewey
Andy Pickard
 

Other Agencies:

Tom Barrett, Michigan Senate
Jack O'Malley, Michigan House
Ryan Buck, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS)
Rachelle VanDeventer, Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA)
Ron Brenke, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Tim Colling, Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
Daniel DeGraaf, Michigan Concrete Association (MCA)
Chuck Mills, Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan (APAM)
Doug Needham, Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA)
Monica Ackerson Ware, Michigan Road Preservation Association (MRPA)
Wayne Schoonover, National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
Denise Donohue, County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan
Wayne Harrall, Kent County
Bob Lindbeck, Alger County
Steve Puuri, County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan
Brett Stanton, Asphalt Paving Association of Michigan (APAM)
Marcus Anderson, National DBE Association Round Table

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.

2022

  • February
  • March
    •  Mi-STIC: 10 Years of Advancing Innovation in Michigan presentation is available in the presentations section.
  • May

2021

  • January 
  • February
  • March
  • April 
    • Innovations in Concrete presentation is available in the presentations section.
  • May
    • VPI Update presentation is available in the presentations section.
    • VPI Guidebook
  • June
    • Making Data into Information presentation is available in the presentations section. 
  • August
    • Michigan Aggregates Association presentation is available in the presentations section. 
  • September
  • October 
    • Innovative Programs for County Road Agencies presentation is available in the presentations section. 
  • November 
    • Green Auxiliary Warning Lights on Winter Maintenance Trucks presentation is available in the presentations section. 
  • December
    • Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan presentation is available in the presentations section.

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2018

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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.