July 2019
From the quick rise of the electric scooter to Lyft’s expansion of bike-share networks across the country, change is constant in the shared mobility industry. This changing landscape was the topic of the CTS Spring Luncheon presentation by Caroline Samponaro, a longtime bike and pedestrian advocate who now leads micromobility policy at Lyft.
More than 100 students from five area high schools got an up-close, hands-on look at transportation construction jobs during MnDOT Construction Career Day on May 15 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. During the daylong event hosted by CTS on behalf of the MnDOT Office of Civil Rights, students rotated in small groups through nine demonstration stations focused on highway heavy construction.
A U of M-led research team examined how a combination of community outreach and high-visibility enforcement campaigns led to increased pedestrian safety and driver yielding near public transit stops in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
U of M researchers are working to develop smart vehicle technology to help drivers merge more safely and reduce crashes at potentially dangerous locations. In a study sponsored by the Roadway Safety Institute, researchers proposed a method to estimate the “merge-time cushion”— the time it takes the vehicle in the right-most lane of the main freeway to reach the common merging position with the merging vehicle.