Chapter 1 - General
Specific authority regarding research is shown below. In addition, a general listing of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the content of this manual and where they may be found is included in Appendix A.
1.1.1 STATE OF OHIO
Section 5501.11 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) states, in part: "The functions of the department of transportation with respect to highways shall be to: ...(3) conduct research and cooperate with organizations conducting research in matters pertaining to highway design, construction, maintenance, material, safety, and traffic."
Section 5501.03 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) states: "The department of transportation shall… In its research and development program, consider technologies for improving roadways, including construction techniques and materials to prolong project life, being used or developed by other states that have geographic, geologic, or climatic features similar to this state's, and collaborate with those states in that development."
The authority for a State research organization to use Federal funds is found in Title 23 United States Code Section 505 and 23 CFR 420.
The authority for a State to administer the State Planning and Research (SP&R) funds in the program is found in 23 Code of Federal Regulations 420.