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The Center for Transportation Studies' research reports present the results of University of Minnesota projects in all areas of transportation research. Most reports are available online free of charge.

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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 ...

Visualizing Transportation Happiness in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Region

Fan, Yingling; Ormsby, Travis; Wiringa, Peter; Liao, Chen-Fu; Wolfson, Julian (Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, 2020-03)
This report describes the data and methods used to generate the interactive Minneapolis-St. Paul Transportation Happiness Map at The map illustrates spatiotemporal differences ...

Optimized Taconite-Based Pavement Repair Compound and Deployment System

Zanko, Lawrence M.; Post, Sara P.; Oreskovich, Julie A.; Geerts, Stephen Monson; Drazan, Jaqueline (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2019-12)
This project refined the Natural Resources Research Institute's (NRRI) patented taconite-based repair compound, explored equipment options, and field tested/demonstrated a low-cost mechanized system that can efficiently ...

Expanding the Success of Salt-Tolerant Roadside Turfgrasses through Innovation and Education

Watkins, Eric; Trappe, Jon; Moncada, Kristine; Bauer, Sam; Reyes, Jonah (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2020-02)
Our project was based on the need to water new roadside installations more efficiently to ensure that the turfgrasses, especially the new salt-tolerant mixes, establish more successfully with a predictable and uniform ...

Improve Traffic Volume Estimates from MnDOT's Regional Traffic Management Center

Kwon, Taek M. (Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2020-02)
The Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) deploys a large number of traffic detectors in the Twin Cities' freeway network and continuously collects traffic ...

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