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    Proceedings: Cost Estimating and Cost Management Capacity Building Workshop
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2010-08) Center for Transportation Studies
    In this workshop, participants heard presentations from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and various state departments of transportation (DOTs) on the state of best practices in risk management and risk assessment. The event also featured small- and large-group discussions aimed at developing an action plan and research agenda by the event's end. This document summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop held August 11-13, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN.
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    CEO Leadership Forum for State Departments of Transportation: A Summary Report
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2003-05) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes the AASHTO 2003 CEO Leadership Forum, hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. The second document in this record is a companion to the summary report.
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    Minnesota Volunteer Driver Program Forum: A Summary Report
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018-05) Center for Transportation Studies
    The report summarizes the Minnesota Volunteer Driver Program Forum held on May 9, 2018, at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was convened by the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) and brought together individuals running volunteer driver programs and other stakeholders. The forum provided attendees with the opportunity to share information to help maintain and strengthen these programs.
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    PFAS Forum: Cleanup and Upcoming Regulations: A Summary Report
    (Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota), 2022-04) Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP)
    Efforts to prevent and clean up PFAS discharges have been accelerating in recent years; state and federal regulatory agencies have been instituting policies that prioritize PFAS mitigation and require accountability from facilities that use the chemical. Because of their firefighting systems, airports will be included in these new policies. In practice, however, removing PFAS foams from airports and monitoring for contamination are logistically and financially difficult. To address these challenges, a forum held on April 5, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota, gathered environmental experts, state and federal regulatory officials, and airport managers to discuss how best to transition away from PFAS. The event was sponsored by the MnDOT Office of Aeronautics and administered by the Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) at the U of M Center for Transportation Studies, in partnership with Minnesota's Local Air Service Action Committee (LASAC).
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    CEO Leadership Forum: Leading the 21st Century DOT
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2013-04) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes the 2013 CEO Leadership Forum for state departments of transportation (DOTs), held April 7-9, 2013 on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Transportation leaders from across the nation explored a range of issues and developed action plans to support CEOs and their staffs.
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    CEO Leadership Forum: Performance-Based Management in State DOTs
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2009-04) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes the 2009 CEO Leadership Forum for state departments of transportation (DOTs), held April 19-21, 2009, on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Transportation leaders from across the nation explored the use of performance-based measurement as a way to achieve greater transparency and make efficient use of limited resources.
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    Symposium on the Sharing Economy: Public Forum Summary Report
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2016-05-17) Center for Transportation Studies
    On May 16 and 17, 2016, the University of Minnesota hosted the Symposium on the Sharing Economy to explore the emerging trend of shared use and consumption via peer-to-peer online platforms. The symposium brought together practitioners, entrepreneurs, government representatives, and other leading thinkers from across the globe. This document summarizes the presentations and panel discussions from the public forum.
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    Proceedings of the CTS Ninth Annual Transportation Research Conference: Opening Session and Luncheons
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 1998-05) Center for Transportation Studies
    This document is a proceedings of the three plenary sessions (the opening session and two luncheons) of the CTS Ninth Annual Transportation Research Conference. The conference was held on May 19-20, 1998, at the Doubletree Park Place in Minneapolis. The opening session was moderated by Gerard McCullough and had a keynote by Beth Z Palubinsky titled "Access to Jobs and Transportation: Early Lessons," followed by a panel with Susan Haigh, John Powell, and Brian Lamb. The May 19 luncheon was "The Costs of Sprawl-and Alternative Forms Growth" presented by Anthony Downs. The May 20 luncheon was "Designing Vehicles in Changing Times" by Connie Gutowski.
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    Proceedings of the CTS Eighth Annual Transportation Research Conference: Opening Session and Luncheons
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 1997-05) Center for Transportation Studies
    This document is a proceedings of the three plenary sessions (the opening session and two luncheons) of the CTS Eighth Annual Transportation Research Conference. The conference was held on May 13-14, 1997, at the Sheraton Park Place in Minneapolis. The opening session was moderated by Gerard McCullough and had a keynote "Road Pricing in the Real World" by Gerald S. Pfeffer, followed by a panel with Tore Hoven, Barbara Lukermann, Mariia Zimmerman, and Adeel Lari. The May 13 luncheon was presented by José A. Gómez-Ibáñez, "Transport Privatization: What's Working and What's Not." The May 14 luncheon was presented by Gloria J. Jeff, "ISTEA II-The Challenge of Managing a 21st Century Transportation System."
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    CTS Seventh Annual Transportation Research Conference Proceedings: Opening Session and Luncheons
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 1996-05) Center for Transportation Studies
    This document is a proceedings of the three plenary sessions (the opening session and two luncheons) of the CTS Seventh Annual Transportation Research Conference held on May 14-15, 1996, at the Sheraton Park Place in Minneapolis. The opening session was moderated by Robert Johns and had a panel with Curt Johnson, Ken Greenberg, and Barbara Lukermann. The luncheon on May 14 was presented by Robert Cervero, "The Transit Metropolis: Myths vs. Realities." The luncheon on May 15 was presented by Mary R. Kihl, "Rural Passenger Transportation: Nostalgia or Innovation?"
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    Proceedings: Preparing for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Minnesota
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2014-04-30) Center for Transportation Studies
    About 110 state and national experts gathered for a daylong forum on April 30, 2014 at the University of Minnesota to discuss issues related to the rapidly growing industry of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Here is a summary of speakers and topics: Welcome and Opening Remarks by Cassandra Isackson; Why UAS? Opportunities and Challenges with Brigadier General Alan Palmer; What are UAS? with Kevin McKinnon and Mike Davin; Panel Discussion: UAS Education and Outreach with Curtis Zoller and Eric Euteneuer, moderated by Mike Davin; Impacts on Airspace and FAA Roadmap with Randy Willis, moderated by Eric Euteneuer; Current Applications and Impacts with David Mulla, Weston Merrick, Eric Taipale, Ian MacRae, Dave Gebhardt, moderated by Mostafa Kaveh; North Carolina Case Study: Establishing UAS in the State with Thomas Zajkowski, moderated by Todd Colton; Where Do We Go From Here? Opportunities and Challenges with Charles Samuelson, Brigadier General Alan Palmer, Thomas Zajkowski, Curtis Zoller, Randy Willis, moderated by Gina Baas.
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    21st Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: Freight and Cybersecurity
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018-12-07) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes the 21st Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium, held in Minneapolis on December 7, 2018: Keynote titled "Using New Technology to Build Trust Across Supply-Chain Networks for Improved Transparency, Efficiency, and Security" presented by Leo Janus; a panel titled Cybersecurity and the Implications for Freight moderated by Meg Duncan with panelists Brett Cooksey, Rob Fischer, Mike Johnson, and Augustine Moore; a panel titled "Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Considerations for Connected and Automated Vehicles" with Jay Hietpas and Josh Root. There is an inset titled "Minnesota focuses on truck platooning as next step for freight."
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    National Freight Transportation Workshop Proceedings
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2000-09)
    adapted from the Executive Summary: Transportation experts from various metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), local private sector businesses, state transportation officials, and federal representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation met in Bloomington, MN, on September 12-14, 2000, for a workshop hosted by FHWA Minnesota Division Office, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Center for Transportation Studies. The purpose of the workshop was to elicit and consider the varied experiences of the attendees related to intermodal freight planning, policy, performance measurement, and investment. The workshop served as a forum for proactive public officials and industry to consider both (1) priority needs for federal and state planning and assistance programs that can enhance freight productivity and mobility in the next decade and beyond and (2) ways to increase the growing partnership efforts between the public and private sectors that can improve intermodal freight transportation performance and efficiency. Not surprisingly, attendees at the workshop voiced a common consensus: namely, that the current means by which freight transportation improvement programs and projects are conducted must change. Change must focus on enhancing the general public's understanding of freight and intermodal freight transportation and its role in citizens' lives; program responsiveness; public-private sector interaction and cooperation; and access to and delivery of financial resources. These were underscored in presentations, break-out session, and informal interactions during the workshop.
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    Strategic Visioning Workshop for Automated Vehicles in Minnesota: Summary Report
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes a strategic visioning workshop held June 25-26, 2018, in Minneapolis that helped to define a framework for deploying AV technologies in Minnesota.
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    Small Railroads and Economic Development: A Partnership
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 1997-06-16) Center for Transportation Studies
    The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) sponsored the "Small Railroads and Economic Development-A Partnership" conference on June 16-17, 1997. Moderated by Director Gerard McCullough, with opening remarks by Commissioner James Denn of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), the conference attracted nearly 160 attendees from regional development organizations, state and local government, shippers, small railroads, universities, and other organizations. This special report summarizes the event that included: the opening keynote by U.S. Representative James Oberstar; opening session speeches by Jolene Molitoris and William Loftus; a panel on success stories; a dinner pre­sentation by USDOT Secretary Rodney Slater; the second-day keynote by Kenneth Clayton; a panel on challenges and trends; a panel on government-industry partnerships; and a wrap-up by the session moderators.
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    Summary of Cost Estimating and Cost Management Capacity Building Workshops
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2008-09) Center for Transportation Studies
    This document summarizes the presentations and discussions from two workshops: Cost Estimating and Cost Management in the Planning Process Capacity Building Workshop was held in November 2007, and Cost Estimating and Cost Management in the Design and Project Development Process Capacity Building Workshop was held in April 2008. The workshops utilized the results of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 8-49 Project titled Procedures for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction. The objectives of the workshops were 1) to build expertise and capacity for planning and engineering professionals to implement the NCHRP Report 574 guidebook on cost estimating and cost management; 2) to learn how states are moving forward with the implementation of the guidebook or or other initiatives related to cost estimating and cost management; and 3) to share advances and lessons learned from other states' initiatives on cost estimating.
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    20th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: The Integral Role of Freight in the On-Demand Revolution
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2017-12-01) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes the 20th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium, held in Minneapolis on December 1, 2017: Keynote titled "Using Information and Technology to Thrive in an On-Demand Economy" presented by David W. Wangler; a panel titled "Introducing Duluth's Full-Service Intermodal Facility" moderated by Richard Stewart with panelists Lonny Kubas, Jonathan Lamb, and Brad Milbeck; a panel titled "Facilitating the Coexistence of Commuters and Commerce" moderated by Frank Douma with panelists Nick Thompson and Brian Isaacson.
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    19th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: Supply-Chain and Freight Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Public and Private Environment
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2016-12-02) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes the 19th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium, held in Minneapolis on December 2, 2016: "The Value of Reliable Data in Effective Supply-Chain Decision Making" presented by Chuck Clowdis; a panel titled "Minnesota's Freight Competitiveness in Our Region" moderated by Justin Johnson with panelists Bruce Abbe, Jim Carver, Patrick Murray, and George Schember; "What Can We Expect in 2017 in Light of the Election Results?" presented by Jason Craig and Margaret Donahoe.
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    GIS as a Pavement & Asset Management Tool
    (Center for Transportation Studies, 1999)
    This document was provided at the workshop "GIS as a Pavement & Asset Management Tool" held on February 11, 1999 (Duluth), February 16, 1999 (Burnsville), and March 3, 1999 (Rochester). The table of contents is followed by the workshop agenda and instructors and slides for various presentations: Introduction to Asset Management Systems; Introduction to GIS, Data Collection: The What & How; Spatial Data Sources; Massaging the Data; Linking the Data: Functional; Case Studies: Applications in Pavement & Asset Management; Implementation Principles: Who, What, How. The document ends with Reading List, Data Sources & Software Vendors and Publications & Resources: MN Governor's Council on GIS.
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    18th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Leveraging Minnesota's Strengths to Confront Future Freight and Logistics Challenges
    (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2015-12) Center for Transportation Studies
    This report summarizes the 18th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium, held in Minneapolis on December 4, 2015: "Economic Competitiveness and Freight’s Metropolitan Future" presented by Adie Tomer; "MnDOT Update: Implementing the New Statewide Freight Plan and Action Agenda" presented by Bill Gardner; a panel titled "Local Perspective on Global Economic Shifts" moderated by Mark Berndt with panelists Vanta E. Coda II, Emily Jerve, Lorrie J. Louder, Adam Redlin; a panel titled "Implementing the New Statewide Freight Action Agenda" moderated by Gina Baas with panelists Senator Scott Dibble, Bill Goins, John Hauslauden, Tim Henkel.