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.
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.