Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness FY19
Principal Investigator(s):Frank Douma, Director, State & Local Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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 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."
The purpose of this work was to continue to implement that directive. As in previous years, the overall focus continued to be on investigating how innovations in transportation can contribute to economic competitiveness. The program engaged in research, outreach, and other related activities that investigated how innovative transportation finance, industry clusters, and transportation technologies affect economic competitiveness.
Reports or Products:
- Minnesota Transportation Funding: How Are Federal and State Funds Redistributed? (Research Brief) (2019)
- Minnesota's Motorization Trends Reshape Roadway Funding (Research Brief) (2019)
- Minnesota's Booming Medical Sector Relies on Airports (Research Brief) (2019)
- Minnesota Transportation Finance Database: Visualization Tool Enables Access and Usage (Research Brief) (2019)
- Blockchain: A Disruptive Technology for Transportation? (Research Brief) (2019)
- Connected and Automated Vehicles: Opportunity for Safety, Accessibility, and Equity (Research Brief) (2019)
- Identifying the Opportunities and Obstacles of Connected and Automated Vehicles in Rural Minnesota: Community Engagement in Greater Minnesota (2019)