The Transitway Impacts Research Program answers questions about the economic, travel, and community impacts of transitway corridors in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The program was launched in 2006 by the Hennepin County-University of Minnesota partnership and has grown to include a mix of funding partners and program supporters.
The program creates knowledge and information needed to improve planning and decision making for transitway expansion. It also helps educate legislators, agency leaders and staff, and the University research community about current issues, innovations, and trends pertaining to transitways. In addition, the program can serve as a national model of interjurisdictional collaboration between government and academia for transitway research, education, and outreach.