CTS has been celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a look back at significant milestones. One of our goals for the anniversary was to show how research progresses over time to lead to new knowledge.
Today at our annual Transportation Research Conference, we debuted a video about an important research topic: accessibility metrics. In the new video, Andrew Owen, the director of the U’s Accessibility Observatory, explains how accessibility looks at the end-to-end purpose of transportation: fulfilling people’s need to reach destinations.
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.