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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.

2016 Research Highlights

Highlights at CTS for 2015-2016 include several research projects (accessibility, jobs and transit, bridge monitoring) and our 2015 summer camp for middle school students.

Watch the 2016 highlights video


Meet a Researcher

Director, Minnesota Traffic Observatory
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

John Hourdos's research focuses on microscopic simulation, traffic model calibration, and incident detection and prevention. Recently, in collaboration with the ITS Institute, he designed, assembled, and deployed an array of advanced traffic detection and surveillance stations in the highest freeway accident area in the Twin Cities.