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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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Catalyst (July 2020)

Center for Transportation Studies (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2020-07)
Articles include: Transitway investment leads to higher regional GDP, job growth, and accessibility; Cooperative agreements bring benefits and risks for local governments; Student project analyzes road-funding tools for ...

Catalyst (June 2020)

Center for Transportation Studies (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2020-06)
Articles include: New watering practices boost success of roadside turfgrass installations; Computing COVID-19: How location data could help track and control the spread; Researchers developing robot to disinfect areas for ...

AirTAP Briefings (Summer 2020, vol. 20, no. 3)

Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) (Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota), 2020)
Articles include: Coronavirus creates changes, slowdowns for state's airports; MSP takes hit from pandemic, while relievers fare slightly better; An airport's story: Roseau Municipal Airport; Resources and training opportunities

LTAP Technology Exchange (June 2020, vol. 28, no. 2)

Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program, 2020-06)
Articles include: COVID-19 safety practices: every day, everywhere; A new view for traffic analysis; ‘Road Workers are Sitting Ducks’ safety campaign'; Are you maintaining your ditches properly?; Managing stormwater runoff: ...

Accessibility Evaluation of Transitways in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Region

Owen, Andrew; Carlson, Kristin (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2020-04)
This report presents the results of a transit accessibility analysis for five transitway scenarios within the Metropolitan Council's jurisdiction. The details of the bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors selected for this study ...

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