Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.
Research highlights at CTS for 2013-2014 include measuring accessibility, supporting statewide economic vitality, developing a "super hybrid" bus, warning drivers about safety hazards, spurring transit-oriented development, and improving Minnesota's transportation system.
CTS Councils provide a forum for transportation professionals and researchers to exchange information on current transportation issues and trends.
I.T. Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Catherine French's research interests are related to the behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete structural systems. She is interested in the durability and application of new materials to the infrastructure.