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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.

2015 Research Highlights

Research highlights at CTS for 2014-2015 include: hardier roadside grasses, tribal transportation safety, left-turn safety, maximizing system performance, clear roads in winter, well-rested truckers, increased transit ridership, more efficient buses, safer teen drivers, understanding travel behavior, better asphalt pavements, and healthy lakes and rivers.

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Meet a Researcher

Associate Director for Engineering and Facilities
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Jeff Marr is the associate director for engineering and facilities at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) at the University of Minnesota. In this role, Jeff oversees the applied research team at SAFL, which has ongoing work in the areas of urban stormwater, hydraulic modeling, wind and water power, river engineer/restoration, and technology development for field monitoring. His personal research interests include water hydraulics, river engineer and river restoration, sediment transport dynamics, and wind engineering.