Skip to main content

Center for Transportation Studies  [1704]

Persistent link to this collection:

Established in 1987, the mission of the University's Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) is to improve transportation decision-making in Minnesota and at a national level. CTS conducts multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach programs. Learn more about the CTS at

Included here is a selection of CTS reports dating from from October 1997 to the present, annual reports, Catalyst newsletter, and publications arranged by CTS program.

Recently Added

Roadway Safety Institute News (Spring 2016, vol. 3, no. 2)

Roadway Safety Institute (RSI) (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2016)
Articles include: Study finds higher crash risk for truckers with untreated sleep apnea; Improving safety of two-lane roundabouts; Visit puts focus on distracted driving research; Researcher spotlight: Lee Munnich; Researcher ...

Weigh-Pad-Based Portable Weigh-in-Motion System User Manual

Kwon, Taek (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2016-02)
A complete portable weigh-in-motion (PWIM) system consists of a pair of weigh-pads (one for upstream and the other for downstream), a controller which translates raw load signals to WIM data, and an optional external battery ...

Three-Dimensional Simulation of Bridge Foundation Scour on Mississippi River Bridges 9321 & 27801

Sotiropoulos, Fotis; Khosronejad, Ali (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2016-02)
We present data-driven numerical simulations of 100- and 500-year floods events in the Mississippi River at its intersection with the Highway I-694 by coupling coherent-structure resolving hydrodynamics with bed morphodynamics ...

Perception of Waiting Time at Transit Stops and Stations

Fan, Yingling; Guthrie, Andrew; Levinson, David (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2016-02)
Waiting time in transit travel is often perceived negatively and high-amenity stops and stations are becoming increasingly popular as strategies for mitigating transit riders’ aversion to waiting. However, beyond recent ...

Assessing the Impacts of Student Transportation on Public Transit

Fan, Yingling; Das, Kirti (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2015-12)
This study examines the impacts of the Student Pass program in Minneapolis, MN that enables high school students to take unlimited rides on regular-route buses and light rail from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during the school ...

View more