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CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

c t s. u m n. e d u

OCTOBER 2014

Catalyst

Accelerating the pace of transpor tation innovation

RADAR DETECTION STATIONS page 2

TRANSIT FARE COMPLIANCE page 3

RECYCLED ASPHALT PAVEMENT page 4 Accessibility to jobs by transit in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metro area

CTS FALL LUNCHEON page 4

SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES page 5

Accessibility Observatory report illustrates access to jobs by transit in U.S. cities

A new report from the University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory examines the accessibility to jobs by transit in 46 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States. “This project provides the most detailed evaluation to date of access to jobs by transit,” says Andrew Owen, Observatory director. “We directly compare the transit accessibility performance of America’s largest metropolitan areas.” Accessibility continued on page 6

Making it count: monitoring bicycle and pedestrian traffic in Minnesota

As part of the Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative, researchers from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs are continuing to work with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to count and monitor bike and pedestrian traffic in Minnesota. In the latest phase of the initiative, the team is encouraging cities, counties, and other local agencies to get involved in counting efforts. Counting nonmotorized traffic can produce a wide variety of benefits for both communities and MnDOT, says Jasna Hadzic, MnDOT bicycle/pedestrian planner. “Data on bicycle and Making it count continued on page 7

Catalyst October 2014  
Catalyst October 2014  

A monthly newsletter on the latest transportation innovations at the University of Minnesota.

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