Skip to main content

Center for Transportation Studies  [2120]

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

Recently Added

Generating Traffic Information from Connected Vehicle V2V Basic Safety Messages

Chen, Rongsheng; Levin, Michael; Hourdos, John; Duhn, Melissa (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2021-03)
Basic Safety Message (BSM) containing data about the vehicle's position, speed, and acceleration. Roadside receivers, RSUs, can capture BSM broadcasts and translate them into information about traffic conditions. If every ...

Adaptive Management to Improve De-Icing Operations

Baker, Lawrence A.; Wilson, Bruce; Klimbal, Doug; Furuta, Dan; Friese, Melissa; Bierman, Jacob (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2021-03)
Road de-icing is a major cause of chloride impairment in Minnesota's urban waters. The goal of our study was to develop an adaptive management (AM) strategy to reduce chloride impacts caused by de-icing operations. The AM ...

Addressing Accessibility and Equity Along Transitways: Toward a Mixed Methods Toolkit—Part 2

Fisher, Thomas; Hang, Joseph; Ogranovich, Dan; Chao, Lynda (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2021-03)
This report presents a mixed-methods toolkit for use in community engagement as part of transitway planning and design. Although the tools apply to any type of transit in any location, they were developed in relation to ...

Workforce Planning and Human Resource Development Strategies for Minnesota's Public Transportation Agencies

Bartlett, Kenneth; Collins, Joshua; Hart-Mrema, Tasha S.; Valesano, Michael (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2021-03)
This study explored and examined possible causes of the workforce shortage in Minnesota’s transportation industry. Appropriate human resource strategies were proposed in response. Four interrelated approaches were undertaken: ...

AirTAP Briefings (Spring 2021, vol. 21, no. 2)

Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) (Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota), 2021)
Articles include: Change coming to airport self-service fuel systems; Recent FAA SOP addresses project closeout; An airport’s story: Worthington Municipal Airport; MnDOT Aeronautics update; Upcoming AirTAP training & events

View more