Nearly a decade ago, Minnesota launched its eWorkPlace program to help employers and employees understand the benefits of telework, with the goal of reducing congestion and pollution and creating a happier workforce. U of M researchers recently completed the third phase of a project that monitored the program and analyzed its results—and found dramatic shifts in both the attitudes toward telework and its prevalence.
Researchers from across the U of M are engaged in numerous projects focused on the challenges and possibilities of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). In March, CTS convened many of these researchers, along with a sampling of transportation stakeholders, at the Automated Vehicle Researcher Symposium, an event designed to share information about this current work, identify pressing issues and research needs, and promote future cross-disciplinary collaborations that support CAV development in Minnesota.
The expanding Twin Cities transitway system will connect some of the region’s areas of concentrated poverty with more opportunities. Although proposed transitway routes are largely set, decisions including station sites, connecting bus service improvements, and station-area pedestrian infrastructure improvements have yet to be finalized. U of M researchers explored how planners and policymakers can maximize the benefits of transitways for people living in areas of concentrated poverty.
Known for bridging the gap between academics and the community in his research into nonmotorized transportation, CTS Scholar Greg Lindsey has been named the winner of the 2019 University of Minnesota President’s Community-Engaged Scholar Award.