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What are TRAC and RIDES?

The Transportation and Civil Engineering, or TRAC, program is a hands-on education program designed for use in science, technology, engineering and math classes. By engaging students in solving real-world problems, TRAC connects students to the work world of transportation and inspires them to consider careers in transportation and civil engineering.

The Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students, or RIDES, program was developed by MDOT and introduced in Mississippi in 2004. RIDES is designed to improve science, technology, engineering and math skills, and prepare students in grades K-8 for the workforce of the future. Students utilize critical thinking skills to solve real world problems and learn about careers in the transportation industry, specifically civil engineering.