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.

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Bicycle commuting improves public health, reduces medical costs

A new study by U of M researchers shows that bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities metro area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs.

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Meet a Researcher

MSES/Miles Kersten Professor, Department Head
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Joseph Labuz's research activities have focused on investigating the mechanical behavior of micro-cracked solids on the material and system levels. He has worked closely with government agencies to solve practical problems associated with roads and pavement materials.