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.

Heat map of accessibility of the Twin Cities

Study estimates accessibility to jobs by transit

A new report from the Accessibility Observatory estimates the accessibility to jobs by transit in 49 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.

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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.