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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 October 1997 to the present, annual reports, Catalyst newsletter, and publications arranged by CTS program.

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Investigation of Asphalt Mixtures Compaction Using a Novel Approach Based on Tribology

Yan, Tianhao; Turos, Mugurel; Kumar, Ravi; Marasteanu, Mihai (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2020-12)
Compaction is one of the most important factors that affects the durability of asphalt pavements. Many studies have been focused on developing methods to improve compaction. Previously, the authors found that the addition ...

Integrate RTMC Vehicle Classification into the Current Detector Volume Data

Kwon, Taek M. (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2020-11)
Collection of vehicle classification data is considered an essential part of traffic monitoring programs. The objective of this project is to integrate the raw classification data generated by the Minnesota Department of ...

Catalyst (2021, Issue 1)

Center for Transportation Studies (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2021-02)
Articles include: Transportation inequities and disparities are focus of conference session; Director’s farewell: Fond memories and exciting opportunities; Study casts doubt on safety benefits of stop lines at intersections; ...

Access Across America: Bike 2019 Data

Owen, Andrew; Murphy, Brendan (2021-01-29)
These data were created as part of a study that examined the accessibility to jobs by bicycling in the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States. It is the most detailed evaluation to date of access ...

Access Across America: Auto 2018

Owen, Andrew; Murphy, Brendan (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2020-03)
Accessibility is the ease and feasibility of reaching valued destinations. It can be measured for a wide array of transportation modes, to different types of destinations, and at different times of day. There are a variety ...

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