In November, CTS will conclude our 30th anniversary celebration at the annual Transportation Research Conference. The one-day event will celebrate CTS’s first 30 years and explore what comes next by presenting new learning, emerging ideas, and the latest innovations in transportation.
The conference will be held November 2 at the Commons Hotel on the U of M east bank campus. Plenary sessions will explore how we pay for transportation infrastructure and highlight transportation policy innovation.
Last month, CTS debuted two videos about the many contributions U of M researchers have made—and are still making—in traffic operations and pavement design.
The videos are one of the ways CTS is marking 30 years of transportation innovation. Our goal is to show how research progresses over time—from curiosity to discovery to innovation. The videos also show how U of M research meets the practical needs of Minnesotans in the Twin Cities metro and throughout the state.
Minnesota’s quality of life depends on transportation. That was true 30 years ago, when CTS was established, and it’s true today.
CTS has been a catalyst for innovation in all facets of transportation: traffic flow and safety; pavements, bridges, and other infrastructure; planning and economic issues; the environment and energy; and more.