Itasca County Area Transportation Study

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 2:30pm

About the Event

Itasca County, Minnesota, is the third largest county in the state by land area, but one of the smallest in terms of population. The challenge this presents to transportation planners was recently addressed in a study by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and CTS. Researchers conducted focus groups, listening sessions, interviews, and background research to identify the county’s key transportation needs.

In this presentation, Frank Douma will discuss the study’s evaluation of the cost and ease of implementing travel options within Itasca County. The study’s resulting recommendations, including improving bike routes and awareness of public transportation, improving bus service from the county to Duluth, and launching a carpool service, will also be discussed.

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Frank Douma, Research Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs