We envision that the Transcend facility will be one of the premier field research facilities in the nation. The geographic location, infrastructure, and relative proximity to laboratory and educational institutions lend this facility a unique blend of resources with which to perform research that will benefit maintenance and operations issues in transportation.

WSDOT is happy and fortunate to already be involved in ongoing research projects at this facility, and looks foward to a long and fruitful relationship with Transcend and its many partners.

— Chris Christopher, Washington State DOT