Rigorous academic research forms the backbone of the Program, with projects addressing the following areas.
In addition to academic research, the program includes other activities that support the research program:
- Amber Waves of Grain, a story map that illustrates Minnesota's evolving grain supply chain and its impact on local roads.
- A cluster tool—www.clustermapping.us—that plots data about types of industries on a map.
- The Minnesota Transportation Finance Database—a longitudinal and spatially integrated database for Minnesota transportation finance, beginning in 1980 and updated annually.
- Self-Driving Vehicles: Current Status of Autonomous Vehicle Development and Minnesota Policy Implications, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015.