Catalyst—a new monthly publication from CTS—replaces the print CTS Report and the CTS Research E-News. Our aim with Catalyst is to keep you current on the latest in transportation-related research and activities coming from the University of Minnesota.
Photo: Metro Transit
By 2030, the Minneapolis-St. Paul region could have a network of 14 transitways. How can the region maximize the return on this investment to improve job accessibility and strengthen the region's economic future? University of Minnesota researchers set out to find the answer. Assistant Professor Yingling Fan gave the first public presentation of the findings at the 23rd Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference.
As part of a larger project examining the feasibility of a mileage-based user fee (MBUF) system in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioned a policy task force to provide MBUF recommendations. In a session focusing on future transportation funding at the CTS research conference, Lee Munnich of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs shared highlights from the task force process and final report.
Photo: Upstream Technologies
The SAFL Baffle is a low-cost device invented at the University's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory to boost the performance of sump manholes for cleaning stormwater. With more than 3.2 million sump manholes in the country—perhaps 25,000 in the Twin Cities metro alone—there is a "huge opportunity for engineers to install the SAFL Baffle and improve water quality," said Kurt McIntire, sales engineer with Upstream Technologies, at the CTS research conference.
As the number of Nice Ride bike-sharing stations in the Twin Cities has grown, so has the economic activity in the areas surrounding them, according to findings from a recent study by the University's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
- Publisher/Director: Laurie McGinnis
- Managing Editor: Pamela Snopl
- Editors: Christine Anderson, Amy Friebe, Michael McCarthy
- Designer: Cadie Adhikary
- Student Interns: Kristin Havercamp, Nicola Losik
- Writer: Megan Tsai
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