"SEARCH consistently provides quality services and products for our cultural resources program.  Use of exceptional professional staff members with a variety of experiences, education and training provides FDOT with a level of excellence that is second to none statewide.  SEARCH’s ability to meet stringent deadlines has resulted in real time and cost savings to the State of Florida.  In addition, SEARCH has built very effective relationships with Florida’s cultural resources agency that is invaluable."  - Terri Newman, Cultural Resources Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation, District 2



SEARCH provides our Transportation customers with the full suite of cultural resource services as well as a comprehensive command of all regulatory, research, and management requirements. SEARCH is a leading provider to the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and private railway companies. Our transportation work includes support for these state DOTs:

  • California (Caltrans)
  • Florida (FDOT)
  • Georgia (GDOT)
  • Hawai‘i (HIDOT)
  • Maryland (MDOT)
  • Mississippi (MDOT)
  • North Carolina (NCDOT)
  • South Carolina (SCDOT)
  • Texas (TXDOT)
  • Virginia (VDOT)
  • Washington (WSDOT)

As Prime Contractor, SEARCH has been awarded 16 general service multiyear DOT contracts, and 47 more as Subcontractor/Team Member. We also have worked with more than 100 large and medium-sized A/E firms on transportation projects. In Florida, SEARCH has supported FDOT Districts 1-7, the FDOT State Office of Environmental Management (OEM), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), and municipal governments on more than 800 transportation projects. In accordance with NEPA and FAA regulations, SEARCH also has completed international, regional, and military airport and runway projects.

SEARCH’s technical, management, and accounting practices are aligned with our transportation customers’ needs, and our staff includes former DOT, SHPO, and Advisory Council of Historic Preservation (ACHP) cultural resources personnel.  SEARCH has unmatched experience in completing transportation projects according to federal and state guidelines, including Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, the Section 303/Section 4(f) Evaluation Process (USDOT Act of 1966), and Chapter 267, Florida Statutes.  The SEARCH Transportation Group’s sole focus is providing world-class technical services, project management, and customer service to our clients.

For more information regarding our capabilities in the Transportation sector, please contact Beth Chambless, Project Manager & Transportation Group Leader at beth@searchinc.com / 850-607-2846, or any of the POCs at SEARCH’s offices.