Topics examined by this council include intelligent transportation systems, traffic detection, traffic control, crash analysis, machine vision, traveler information systems, human factors, and injury prevention. Council activities include:
- Providing advice during research project activities.
- Identifying and advancing emerging research needs and opportunities.
- Participating in seminars and other mechanisms to disseminate research results.
- Assisting in planning the annual CTS Research Conference.
Chair: Tony Fischer, Metropolitan Council (2021-2024)
Vice Chair: Joe Gustafson, Washington County (2021-2024)
Council members are appointed by the CTS director on behalf of the CTS Executive Committee, following nomination by the council chair. Approximately one-third of council members are University faculty or staff. Non-University members include a balance of business, government, and other interests.
A membership rotation occurs every three years. Though members may serve more than one consecutive three-year term, an effort is made to rotate approximately one-third of council membership during a rotation year. In addition to members, “friends” of councils also participate in council activities. New members will often be drawn from friends who are active within councils.
The Council meets a minimum of three times per year; fall and winter meetings are generally held in conjunction with research seminars.
If you are interested in becoming a friend of the council, please contact Samantha Hahn-Douville, CTS program coordinator, at 612-626-5854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.