History of the Road Dust Institute:
The idea of the Road Dust Institute came from the Road Dust Management and Best Practices Conference held in San Antonio, TX in 2008 (link to archive files with 2008 conference outcomes). Since then we have been working to create and find a home for the Road Dust Institute.
The Road Dust Institute (RDI) provides tools to manage dust on transportation facilities through research, education and technology transfer thereby supporting improvements in health, safety, mobility, environmental sustainability and livability. RDI's unique knowledge, experience and capabilities provides for collaboration, partnering and consolidation of resources to address the needs of industry, government and other stakeholders to reduce the impacts of dust.
The main objective of the Road Dust Institute website is to create a forum for storing and disseminating research and other related information while establishing outreach efforts to improve the state of the practice. All of this will ultimately help improve our nation’s air, water and environmental conditions associated with unpaved roads.