2022 CTS Transportation Research Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2022
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central

615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States


About the Event

Register to join us on the University of Minnesota campus as our annual conference returns to an in-person format this year! You'll hear from transportation thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners about their latest research findings, implementation efforts, and engagement activities.

Program highlights include:

  • An opening keynote presentation by Peter Norton, an associate professor at the University of Virginia, focused on an affordable, healthful, inclusive, and sustainable transport transformation. A panel discussion featuring academic, agency, and industry experts will follow the presentation.
  • An afternoon keynote presentation by Shelley Francis, co-founder and executive director of EVNoire and EVHybridNoire, exploring the challenges in ensuring that the transition to electrified transportation is both equitable and effective.
  • A variety of concurrent sessions on topics including environmental resilience in transportation, travel during and after COVID-19, understanding driver behavior, winter weather technologies, cutting-edge planning strategies for a modern world, and more.

View a complete list of sessions in the preliminary program (PDF).


  • Register
  • Cost: $125 (Students may attend for free; contact arbur001@umn.edu for a discount code before you register.)
  • Deadline: Thursday, October 27
  • Contact: Chelsea Arbury Prorok at arbur001@umn.edu
  • Cancellation policy: If you are no longer able to attend the conference, a full refund will be issued if you cancel your registration by October 27, 2022. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund.

COVID-19 Protocols

CTS is currently monitoring health and safety protocols as they are provided by the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will follow all protocols in place at the time of the event.


Conference attendees will be eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) maintenance credits. A list of the sessions approved for credit will be posted here prior to the conference.

Parking and Transit

Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp or the University Avenue Ramp. See details about parking rates, electric vehicle charging, and other facility information.

The hotel is located approximately one block east of the Green Line's East Bank Station on Washington Avenue. Several Metro Transit bus routes also serve the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus.

More Information

For more information, please contact Chelsea Arbury Prorok at arbur001@umn.edu.


The conference is sponsored by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.