Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness Year 2

Principal Investigator:

Lee Munnich, Senior Fellow, SLPP, Humphrey School of Public Affairs


  • Frank Douma, Director, SLPP, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project Summary:

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." Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs began this work in the summer of 2013. This project continues to implement that directive, with an overall focus on how innovations in transportation policy contribute to economic competitiveness. Activities include research, outreach, and other related efforts that investigate how innovative transportation finance, industry clusters, and transportation technologies affect economic competitiveness.


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