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.
A new study by University of Minnesota professor David Levinson, the R.P. Braun/CTS Chair in Transportation Engineering, goes beyond congestion rankings to focus on accessibility: a measure that examines both land use and the transportation system. The study is the first systematic comparison of trends in accessibility to jobs by car within the U.S.
CTS Councils provide a forum for transportation professionals and researchers to exchange information on current transportation issues and trends.
Professor of Architecture, Dayton Hudson Chair of Urban Design, and Director of the Metropolitan Center
Ignacio San Martín's research explores how architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design can help communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area become more livable and sustainable.