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.
The synthesis pulls together findings from Transitway Impacts Research Program (TIRP) studies completed over the past seven years as well as findings from two related projects. It summarizes the actual and projected impacts of transitways on the Twin Cities region, offering lessons learned to help guide the build-out of the rest of the network most effectively. It concludes with a set of implications for policymakers.
CTS Councils provide a forum for transportation professionals and researchers to exchange information on current transportation issues and trends.
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics
Jerry Fruin's work concentrates on transportation economics, agricultural marketing, and logistics. His current research is focused on national and international requirements for agricultural commodities and biofuels and the adequacy of U.S. bulk commodity transportation infrastructure.