2024 CTS Transportation Research Conference

Thursday, November 7, 2024

University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55455

About the Event

Attendees watching a keynote presentation at the 2023 CTS Research Conference

Mark your calendar for our annual conference! The event convenes researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to highlight new learning, emerging ideas, and the latest innovations in transportation. Attendees learn about research findings, implementation efforts, and engagement activities related to a variety of transportation topics.

The 2024 conference will feature two keynote presentations:

  • Natalie Villwock-Witte, an assistant research professor and research engineer with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, will discuss the Institute's work in rural communities.
  • Anne Goodchild, founding director of the Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington, will focus on envisioning freight systems that work for all communities.

Location, Parking, and Transit

This year, the conference is moving to a new location on campus: McNamara Alumni Center

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

McNamara Alumni Center is located less than two blocks from the METRO Green Line's East Bank Station on Washington Avenue. Several Metro Transit bus routes also serve the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus.


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

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.