New & Notable

  • An interdisciplinary U of M team received a $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a three-year study of automated shared vehicles. The study will focus on leveraging these vehicles to rethink and redesign transportation services and enable smart, connected communities where everyone benefits.
  • Researchers developed and shared new knowledge to help reduce transportation disparities as part of MnDOT’s Advancing Transportation Equity initiative. According to the findings, efforts to improve transportation equity need to focus on societal inequities—such as racial segregation—as well as the transportation barriers that affect specific communities and population groups.
  • CTS secured a one-year grant from the McKnight Foundation to support the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative. CTS will provide organizational, communications, and public engagement support to advance the collaborative’s leadership on this emerging transportation initiative in the Twin Cities region.