Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness

Principal Investigator(s):

Lee Munnich, Senior Fellow (Retired), Humphrey School of Public Affairs


  • Frank Douma, Director, State & Local Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project summary:

In its 2013 session, the Minnesota legislature directed the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to fund research at the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies, including research on transportation policy and economic competitiveness, including, but not limited to, innovative transportation finance options and economic development, transportation impacts of industry clusters and freight, and transportation technology impacts on economic competitiveness.

This project will implement that directive with an overall focus on investigating how innovations in transportation can contribute to economic competitiveness. The project will engage in research, outreach, and other related activities that investigate how innovative transportation finance, industry clusters, and transportation technologies affect economic competitiveness.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2014034
  • Start date: 07/2013
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Planning and Economy
  • Topics: Economics, Planning