, Associate Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Robert Johns, Former Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Together, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Hennepin County have funded a number of research projects under the umbrella of the Access to Destinations Study. The purpose of the overall study was to develop new methods of evaluating our transportation system through the use of accessibility measures. The assumption guiding this research was that measures of accessibility would allow better understanding of how our transportation and land use system is performing, how it has changed, and how future investments and policies will impact that system. The objectives of this project, in support of the overall study, were: 1) to provide ongoing administrative and managerial oversight necessary to coordinate the research efforts of the Access to Destinations Study, and 2) to provide the development of and maintenance for a Web site for the Study and two event-related activities.