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Innovation Station

Statewide Innovation Program

UDOT’s Statewide Innovation Program is led through the Research and Innovation Division via UDOT’s larger Technology and Innovation Group. At UDOT, innovation efforts are an essential part of everyone’s job. Many employees are hired and promoted based, in no small part, on their ability to influence innovative outcomes.

This strong culture of employee-driven innovation has deep roots that reflect positive credit onto all of those who came before us. Our predecessors fought hard for the modernization of Utah’s transportation system. Current employees have also risen to meet today’s demanding transportation challenges in a way that honors those who first lit the path for us to follow. In that sense, UDOT’s earned national reputation for innovation excellence is by deliberate design (as opposed to being accidental).

This page is dedicated to continuing UDOT’s proud tradition of being a world-class leader in the transportation innovations space. Please review this content to learn more about how UDOT continues to invest in a better tomorrow, and how you can accelerate these efforts by actively participating today!

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Rod McDaniels, MPA
Innovation and Implementation Program Manager
801-633-6219
rmcdaniels@utah.gov

Winston Inoway
Innovation and Implementation Program Coordinator
801-455-3911
winoway@utah.gov

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Submit an Idea OR Success Story!


Ideas Portal User Guide
Use this guide to become an Ideas Portal power-user!

Ideas Portal Link
Use this link to submit ideas or success stories directly into the Ideas Portal. Alternatively, the link below may be employed to submit success stories without the need to become an Ideas Portal power-user.

Implementation Success Story (collection form)
Sharing implementation success stories is an entry point for that story being highlighted in UDOT’s Innovation & Efficiencies Report. All success stories shared through this collection form also automatically become a nomination for UDOT’s Innovation of the Year Awards.

Implementation Inventory Quick-Check Guide
This simple one-page guide provides Ideas Portal user’s instructions on how to run a simple query to check what implementation success stories have already been submitted into the ideas portal. With a few clicks you can learn which stories are queued for publication in the next annual Innovation and Efficiencies report. You can also quickly toggle between UDOT Departments to understand what content has already been collected from each Department.

Innovation Program Dashboard

Annual Innovation & Efficiencies Report