An efficient and innovative transportation system is critical for economic vitality, and a new video showcases how the Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness (TPEC) Program is building a foundation to make that system a reality.
The TPEC Program conducts research, creates tools for policymakers, and engages in outreach to increase understanding of the relationship between transportation and economic development. Housed in the State and Local Policy Program of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, TPEC creates objective knowledge to inform decision making and, ultimately, strengthen our region’s economic competitiveness and foster a high quality of life.
The video highlights work TPEC has conducted related to the following topics:
- Finance—developing a comprehensive transportation finance database for Minnesota and examining finance alternatives and sustainable revenue streams
- Industry clusters and freight infrastructure—improving knowledge of the state’s key industries and their supply chains and infrastructure needs
- Technology—examining policy issues involving new and emerging technologies such as self-driving vehicles
TPEC is a program of the Humphrey School and CTS.