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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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AirTAP Briefings (Fall 2020, vol. 20, no. 4)

Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) (Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota), 2020)
Articles include: Air navigation in Minnesota moves toward newer technologies; Law aims to improve safety of met towers; New faces at FAA district office; An airport’s story: Owatonna Degner Regional Airport; Resources and ...

Catalyst (October 2020)

Center for Transportation Studies (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2020-10)
Articles include: Public transportation can play key role in addressing social isolation in older adults; Virtual CTS research conference explores transportation equity; New approach could help cities address gender equity ...

Techno-Economic Analysis of Implementing Hybrid Electric Utility Vehicles in Municipal Fleets

Northrop, Will; Zarling, Darrick; Haag, Shawn (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2020-07)
This research quantified fuel economy improvements by implementing hybrid electric utility vehicles in municipal fleets. The research team analyzed utility vehicle data and built computer vehicle simulations of utility ...

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Stop Lines in Increasing the Safety of Stop-Controlled Intersections

Duhn, Melissa; Dirks, Peter; Loutfi, Andrew; Hourdos, John; Davis, Gary (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2020-07)
Stop lines are ubiquitous, but do they really impact intersection safety? Prior to this project, no long-term studies on intersection safety with stop lines had been completed. This project was developed with two parallel ...

LTAP Technology Exchange (September 2020, vol. 28, no. 3)

Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program, 2020-09)
Articles include: Congratulations, Minnesota Mousetrap winners!; Virtual workshops, webinars on tap; Operation Sign Harvest; Rick West earns national engineering award; Mike Sheehan retires after 43 years of public service; ...

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