InTrans' Partnerships

During its almost 30 years, InTrans has been at the front of today's collaboration paradigm, developing productive relationships and collaborating with dozens of organizations as partners and/or sponsors.

When you consider its work with and for federal, state, city, and county partners, individual industries and industry associations, almost 30 departments, institutes, and centers at Iowa State University (ISU), and more than 15 other universities, InTrans is conducting activities and/or providing benefits in nearly all of the 50 states and in more than 15 countries across the globe.

InTrans is active in more than 15 countries around the world
InTrans conducts activities in or provides benefits to nearly all 50 US states
Countries (above) and states (right) in which InTrans is conducting research and/or outreach activities and providing benefits (colored in blue)

Organizational Partners

InTrans's primary public agency partner is the Iowa Department of Transportation; see the box at right for more information about this special partnership.

The institute actively partners with public and private, academic and professional organizations, including

  • the Iowa Department of Transportation and several other state DOTs
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • city and county governments in Iowa and surrounding states
  • state and federal departments of energy, natural resources, and other agencies
  • industry associations
  • transit authorities
  • airports
  • regional and national transportation coalitions
  • private sector manufacturers and consultants

InTrans and the Iowa DOT: A Unique Partnership

Since 1996, InTrans has had a special relationship with its primary sponsor, the Iowa DOT, through ongoing agreements for the management of research and the support of core program elements. This unique-in-the-nation partnership enables InTrans to

  • Conduct applied, fast-track, and basic research projects
  • Provide technical support services
  • Oversee statewide asset management programs
  • Facilitate focus groups to set the Iowa DOT's research agenda
  • Share faculty and staff expertise to conduct research in the Iowa DOT's high-priority areas (concrete, asphalt, bridges and structures, traffic engineering, earthworks, construction, and safety)

University Partners

Since 2003, the institute and Iowa State University have participated in a collaboration agreement with the Iowa DOT and Iowa’s two other regents’ universities—the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa; this working agreement helps the organizations coordinate resources and expertise.

Iowa's Other Regents Universities

Through InTrans, ISU participates in a research collaboration agreement among the Iowa DOT and Iowa’s two other state universities–the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa–to coordinate resources and expertise.

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Other University Partners

Other university partners include

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • Texas A&M University
  • The University of Texas, Austin
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Florida
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
  • University of Canterbury, Canterbury, UK
  • University of Aukland, New Zealand
  • University of Christchurch, New Zealand

Industry/Consultant Partners

InTrans regularly collaborates with industry and consulting groups on sponsored research, training and outreach events, and other activities. Examples include

Industry/Consultants/Associations

Industry, consultant, and association partners include

Foundations

Private foundation partners include

  • 3M
  • Active Minerals International, LLC
  • Advanced Drainage Systems
  • Allison Transmissions
  • American Coal Ash Association
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
  • American Highway Technology
  • American Transportation Research Institute
  • Ames Engineering, Inc.
  • Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
  • Applied Research Associates, Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Ash Grove Cement Company
  • Asphalt Institute
  • Asphalt Pavement Alliance
  • Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa
  • Asphalt Zipper Inc.
  • Avello Bioenergy
  • Bargen Inc./Midstates Equipment & Supply
  • BASF Corporation
  • BEI
  • Bentley Systems
  • Bituminous Materials and Supply
  • BOMAG Americas
  • Bomag-Compaction America
  • BP
  • Brookfield Engineering Lab
  • BRW, Inc.
  • Cannon Instruments
  • Castle Rock Construction
  • Caterpillar
  • Cement Council of Texas
  • CEMEX
  • CenSARA: Blueskyways Collaborative
  • CertainTeed (a subsidiary of Saint Gobain)
  • Certified Power, Inc.
  • Cessford Construction Company
  • CH2M Hill
  • Colas
  • Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Colorado/Wyoming Chapter, ACPA
  • Concrete & Aggregates Association of Louisiana
  • Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • Conoco-Phillips
  • Construction Materials Testing Consultants
  • Cray Research, Inc
  • CTLGroup
  • Des Moines Asphalt & Paving Company
  • Diamond Mowers
  • Diamond Vogel
  • DOW
  • Duit Construction
  • DuPont
  • Eddy-Walker Equipment Company
  • Elkem
  • Ennis Traffic Safety Solutions
  • Ennis-Flint
  • Epoplex
  • Essroc
  • Euclid Admixture
  • EZ Liner
  • Flint Hill Resources (subsidiary of Koch Industries)
  • FORCE America
  • Fort Dodge Asphalt Company
  • Fox Engineering
  • Frank Dunn Co./Iowa Patch
  • Fred Carlson Co.
  • Fugro Consultants
  • G & L Clothing
  • Gallagher Asphalt Corporation
  • Gee Asphalt Systems, Inc.
  • GEI Consultants
  • Geopier Foundation Company
  • GOMACO Corporation
  • Grain Processing Corporation
  • Granite Construction Company
  • Grimes Asphalt and Paving Corporation
  • Grout Scouts Inc.
  • Guntert & Zimmerman Construction
  • Hawkeye Renewables
  • Hawkeye Truck Equipment
  • Headwaters Inc.
  • Headwaters Incorporated
  • Heartland Asphalt, Inc.
  • Henderson Products
  • Henderson Truck Equipment
  • Henningsen Construction, Inc.
  • Heritage Research Group
  • HNTB Corporation
  • Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Honeywell International
  • Howard R. Green
  • Hughes Brothers
  • Hughes Brothers, Inc.
  • Illinois Chapter, ACPA
  • Illinois Tollway Authority
  • Indiana Chapter, ACPA
  • Instrotek
  • International Grooving and Grinding Association
  • Iowa Concrete Paving Association
  • Iowa Concrete Paving Association
  • Iowa Fly Ash Association
  • IPC-Australia
  • IPERS
  • Jacobson Supply, Inc.
  • Jebro, Inc.
  • Jerico Services, Inc.
  • KELTEK Inc.
  • Kentucky Concrete Pavement Association
  • Keystone Cement Company
  • K-Five Construction
  • Knife River Midwest
  • Koss Construction
  • Kraton
  • L.L. Pelling Company
  • Lafarge North America
  • Leading Change, Inc.
  • Lehigh Hanson
  • Light and Siren
  • Malvern
  • Manatts, Incorporated
  • Martin Marietta Aggregates
  • Martin Marietta Materials
  • Mathy Construction Company
  • McAninch Corp
  • McCarthy Improvement
  • McKenna Truck Center
  • MeadWestvaco Corporation
  • Metal Culverts, Inc.
  • MGPS, Inc.
  • Michigan Concrete Paving Association
  • Michigan Paving and Materials
  • Mid Country Machinery, Inc.
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter, ACPA
  • Midwest Wheel Companies
  • Midwestern Culvert, Ltd.
  • Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Missouri/Kansas Chapter, ACPA
  • Murphy-Brown, LLC
  • National Asphalt Association
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Nebraska Concrete Paving Association
  • New York State Chapter, ACPA
  • Norris Asphalt Paving Company
  • North Dakota Chapter, ACPA
  • Northwest Chapter, ACPA
  • NuStar Energy
  • Oden Enterprises, Inc.
  • O'Halloran International
  • Ohio Concrete Construction Association
  • Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter, ACPA
  • Oldcastle Materials
  • Oregon Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Payne and Dolan, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Chapter, ACPA
  • Petrobras
  • Photron
  • Pine Instruments
  • PolyCarb
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Potters Industries
  • Republic Companies
  • Rieth-Riley
  • River City Paving
  • Road Science a division of Arrmaz Custom Chemicals
  • Robert Dexter & Subconsultants
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Safety X-treme LLC
  • SAIC
  • Scientific Solutions, Inc.
  • Seneca Petroleum
  • SFG Road Maintenance
  • Shilstone Companies, Inc.
  • Sioux City Foundry Co.
  • Skip Line
  • Slag Cement Association
  • SnoDepot
  • Snyder & Associates, Inc.
  • South Dakota Chapter, ACPA
  • Southeast Chapter, ACPA
  • Southwest Chapter, ACPA
  • Staker and Parson Companies
  • Star Equipment, Ltd.
  • Sunderland Foundation
  • Sverdrup Civil, Inc.
  • SWARCO
  • TDC Partners, Ltd
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Tensar Earth Technologies
  • TERRA (Transportation Engineering and Road Research Alliance)
  • Trans-Iowa Equipment, LLC
  • Transtec Group
  • Transtech Systems, Inc.
  • Tri State Truck Equipment
  • Trimble Navigation
  • Trinity Construction Management Services, Inc
  • Troxler Electronics
  • Truck Equipment Inc.
  • Union Pacific
  • Unique Paving Materials Corp.
  • Utah Chapter, ACPA
  • Vermeer
  • Virginia Transportation Research Council
  • Votorantim Cement North America
  • Vulcan
  • W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Warner Plastics & Liners Inc.
  • Western Engineering Company
  • Whelen
  • Wirtgen America
  • Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association
  • Ziegler Inc.
  • AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
  • American Trucking Association Foundation
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman and Danforth Foundations
  • Montana Dakota Utility Resources Foundation
  • Propane Education & Research Council
  • Ready Mix Concrete Research and Education Foundation
  • Sunderland Foundation