Policy and Planning

Active Projects
TitleYearProj/Rpt #Researcher
Mitigating Community Harms of Dense Highway Infrastructure "Spaghetti Junctions"N/AFonseca-Sarmiento
Species From Feces: A New Tool to Identify Bats in Culverts and on BridgesN/AMoen
Analyzing Truck Size and Weight Impacts on Vehicle Miles TraveledN/AKhani
Transitioning to EV Fleets: Best Practices and a Decision ToolN/AKhani
Best Practices for Oversized/Overweight VehiclesN/AKhazanovich
TRS: Electric Vehicle Fee Structuring Research Synthesis2024N/AFordham
Expanding the Transportation Workforce: Roadway Maintenance Workers2023N/AStanley
Public Works 101 for Elected Officials and the Public2023N/AMarti
Impacts of Shared Mobility on Infrastructure usage, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Accessibility2023N/ALevin
Promoting a Career as a County/City Engineer2023N/AMarti
Value of Dedicated Right-of-Way: Transit Service Reliability and User Impacts2023N/ASong
Arts + Culture for Construction Mitigation: Hwy 250 in Lanesboro, MN2023N/ADouma
Guide for Commercial Driver's License Certification2023N/AMarti
Asset Management Tools for Local Governments2023N/AMarti
Evaluating Local Funding in Regional Projects2023N/AArvidson
Residential Roadway Width - Best Practices2023N/AArvidson
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Tool2023N/AMiller
Rule/Guidelines for Prescriptive ROW2023N/ABrunkhorst
Grand Rapids Autonomous Vehicle Project (Grand Iron Range CAV Initiative)2022N/ABaas
Haul Road and Detour Maintenance2022N/AMarasteanu
Utilizing Arts and Culture to Mitigate the Negative Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Communities2022N/ACidell
Right-of-Way (ROW) Acquisition Issues2022N/AMarti
Using Apps to Notify the Public of Local Road and Bridge Closures2022N/ADeeter
MnDOT Haul and Detour Routes – Impacts on Local Roads2021N/ACetin
Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
A Mobile App to Report Driver Intrusions Into Work Zones20242023-04
Davis
System Preservation Guide - A Planning Process for Local Government Management of Transportation Networks20232016-34A
2016-34BF
2016-34B
Bernard
Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis to Advance Transportation Equity20232023-14
Elgart
Identifying and Optimizing Electric Vehicle Corridor Charging Infrastructure for Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks20232023-29
Khani
Guidelines for Determining Speed Limits on Municipal Roadways20232023RIC07
Arvidson
Best Practices for Using Social Media for Local Agencies20232022-15
Holmes
Commodity Flow Data for Freight Network Infrastructure Planning20232023-02
Fonseca-Sarmiento
Designing and Implementing Maintainable Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures20232023-18
Veneziano
Enhancing Managed Lane Equity Analysis20232023-15
Lari
Improving Transportation Equity for all by Centering the Needs of Marginalized and Underserved Communities20232023-32
Fan
Maximizing Transportation Assets by Building Community Connection Through Innovative Development of Rights of Way and Airspace20232023-28
2023-28a
Douma
Assessing the Effects of Highway Improvements on Adjacent Businesses20232023-30
Fan
Advancing Equity in Accessibility and Travel Experiences: The Role of Gender and Identity20232023-10
Song
Extreme Flood Vulnerability Analysis20222022-17P
Dorney
The Impact of Deferred Maintenance in Minnesota20222022-08
Fonseca-Sarmiento
MnDOT's Innovation Strategy20222022-07
Zimney
Telecommuting During COVID-19: How Does It Shape the Future Workplace and Workforce?20222022-05
Qian
TRS: The Health and Transportation Nexus: A Conceptual Framework for Collaborative Health and Transportation Planning2022TRS2201
Fan
Workforce Planning and Human Resource Development Strategies for Minnesota's Public Transportation Agencies20212021-06
2021-06FS
Bartlett
TRS: Public Engagement Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Disruptive Events2021TRS2103PP
TRS2103
Kline
A Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Pavement Sections That Have Remained in Poor Condition For 5+ Years20212021-16
Marasteanu
GIS Tools and Apps - Integration with Asset Management20202020RIC15
2020RIC15Q
Theroux
Phase 3 MnDOT Slope Vulnerability Assessments20202020-21
Holmstadt
Best Practices for Managing Utility Congestion Within Rights-of-Way20202019RIC20
2019RIC20G
2019RIC20A
Nemeth
Local Contributions to State and Regional Transportation Facilities in Minnesota20202020-12
Zhao
Guide to Converting Distressed Low-Volume Paved Roads to Unpaved Roads20202019-42W
2019-42
2019-42G
2019-42P
Fay
Knowledge Retention Pilot Project20202020-11A
Stading
Asset Management Guide for Local Agencies20202019RIC06
2019RIC06I
Marti
MnDOT Slope Vulnerability Assessments - Phase 120192019-12
Muehlbach
LRRB Strategic Plan Update20192019-33
Sakhrani
TRS: 360 Point Cloud Technology2019TRS1903
Lovelace
MnDOT Slope Vulnerability Assessments - Phase 220192019-28
Muehlbach
Weigh-in-Motion Sensor and Controller Operation and Performance Comparison20182018-03
Gupta
TRS: Low Cost Aerial and Spatial Data2018TRS1803
Theroux
TRS: Use of Content Management Systems, Tools, and Website Best Practices by State Departments of Transportation2018TRS1805
Casey
TRS: Local Agency Fee Policies for Oversize/Overweight Vehicles2018TRS1806
Casey
TRS: Involving Individuals With Visual Impairment in Project Decision-Making: A Survey of Practice2018TRS1808
Casey
Investigating Inductive Loop Signature Technology for Statewide Vehicle Classification Counts20182018-31
Liao
Evaluation of Low-Cost, Centimeter-Level Accuracy OEM GNSS Receivers20182018-10
Gebre-Egziabher
Transportation Investment and Job Creation in Minnesota Counties20182018-04
Zhao
Effective Social Media Engagement Options for Minnesota's Diversifying Population20182018-08
Schneider
TRS: Cost Participation Policy for Detours2017TRS1708
Casey
TRS: Managing Unspent Federal Metropolitan Planning Funds2017TRS1701
Linsenmayer
TRS: Internal Communication Practices of State Transportation Agencies2017TRS1705
Roelofs
Enhanced Capabilities of BullReporter and BullConverter20172017-34
Kwon
Stakeholder Attitudes, Knowledge and Engagement in Local Road Systems Planning Decision-Making20172017-39
Narvaez
Refining Return on Investment Methodology/Tool for MnPASS20172017-37
Fay
One-year Pilot Test and Evaluation of ASTM DOT Package Compass Portal2016N/ADeeter
Mobility Mindset of Millennials in Small Urban and Rural Areas20162016-35
Villwock-Witte
The Transportation Futures Project: Planning for Technology Change20162016-02
Levinson
Barriers to Right-of-Way Acquisition and Recommendations for Change20162016-28
Jeong
TRS: Consolidated Asset Management for Minnesota Local Agencies2016TRS1603
Casey
Implementation of Traffic Data Quality Verification for WIM Sites20152015-18
Liao
Transportation Planning to Support Economic Development: An Exploratory Study of Competitive Industry Clusters and Transportation in Minnesota20152015-02
Munnich
Transportation Investment and Economic Development in Minnesota Counties20152015-12
Zhao
Risk-Based Engineers Estimate20152015-10
Shane
TRS: Future Impact on Minnesota Transportation Revenue Collection of Commercial Fleet Conversion from Diesel Fuel to Natural Gas2015TRS1505
TRS: Coordination Between State Transportation Agencies in Multi-State Metropolitan Planning Areas: A Survey of State Practice2015TRS1502
TRS: Software Programs and Processes for Tracking Capital Program Funds2014TRS1408
TRS: Right and Left Turn Lane Warrants2014TRS1406
TRS: State of Practice for Defining, Demonstrating and Documenting Transportation Efficiencies2014TRS1410
TRS: Gravel Road Management Tools2014TRS1407
TRS: Airspace Protection and Land Use Zoning: A Nationwide Review of State Statutes2014TRS1401
TRS: Strategic Plans for Transportation Research Programs: A Survey of State and National Practice2014TRS1412
Value Increase and Value Capture: The Case of TH-610 in Maple Grove, Minnesota20142014-03
Zhao
Building Local Agency Capacity for Public Engagement in Local Road Systems Planning and Decision Making20142014-17
Quick
TRS: Writing Literature Reviews for Transportation Research Projects2014TRS1405
Understanding the Economic Effects of Flexibility through Three Employer Case Studies20132013-07
Lari
Quality of Life: Assessment for Transportation Performance Measures20132013-05
Schneider
Case Studies of Transportation Investment to Identify the Impacts on the Local and State Economy20132013-03
Iacono
Designing a Portable, Batteryless Weigh-in-Motion System for Local Roads20132013-27
Rajamani
TRS: Cost Sharing Policies of State Transportation Agencies2013TRS1307
TRS: The Use of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis to Evaluate Public-Private Partnerships2013TRS1304
TRS: STIP and TIP Amendment Procedures: A Review of State and MPO Practices2013TRS1313
Development of a Weigh-Pad-Based Portable Weigh-In- Motion System20122012-38
Kwon
Pooling Our Research: Loop-and Length-Based Vehicle Classification, Federal Highway Administration20122012-33
Minge
TRS: Integrated Corridor Management: A Review on the Theory and Practice2012TRS1210
Liu
TRS: State Highway System Classification and Investment: A Survey of State Practice2012TRS1211
Linsenmayer
Access to Destinations: Annual Accessibility for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area20122012-34
Levinson
Using Twin Cities Destinations and their Accessibility as a Multimodal Planning tool: Task 5 Report20122012-05
Levinson
Mileage-Based User Fee Policy Study: Supporting Technical Information20122012-11
Munnich
TRS: Estimating Non-Automobile Mode Share2011TRS1102
Becker
Program Options to Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders in Laborious Work20112011-07
Feyen
TRS: Small MPO Funding2011TRS1103
Becker
Advancing Public Interest in Public-Private Partnership of State Highway Development20112011-09
Zhao
TRS: Use of Social Media by Minnesota Cities and Counties2011TRS1104
Linsenmayer
TRS: Effects of Major Traffic Generators on Local Highway Systems2010TRS1001
Linsenmayer
TRS: ADA Compliance Reference and Training Materials2010TRS1004
Linsenmayer
TRS: State DOT Experiences with Primavera P6 Project Management Software2010TRS1005
Linsenmayer
TRS: Developing a Culture of Innovation2010TRS1003
Linsenmayer
Traffic Flow and Road User Impacts of the Collapse of the I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River20102010-21
Zhu
TRS: Potential Benefits to the Freight Industry of Distance-Based Road User Fees2010TRS1008
Linsenmayer
Public Acceptance of New Highway Capacity Strategies: FAST Miles and FEE Lanes20102010-27
Lari
Access to Destinations: Measuring Accessibility by Automobile20102010-09
Levinson
Pooling Our Research: Evaluating Non-Intrusive Traffic Detection Technologies20102010-36
Minge
Putting Research into Practice: Training to Support "Hear Every Voice"20102010-33
Grothaus
Access to Destinations: Arterial Data Acquisition and Networkwide Travel Time Estimation (Phase II)20102010-12
Davis
TRS: Cadastral and Right of Way Data Sharing2010TRS1006
Theroux
Best Practices for Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way20092009-07
Lari
Real-Time Arterial Performance Monitoring Using Traffic Data from Existing Signal Systems20092009-01
Liu
The Economic Impact of Upgrading Roads20092009-16
McCarty
Evaluating Active and Passive Crosswalk Warnings at Unsignalized Intersections and Mid-Block Sites20092009-03
Smith
Responding to the Unexpected: Development of a Dynamic Data-Drvien Model for effective Evacuation20092009-36
Liu
Development of Data Warehouse and Applications for Continuous Vehicle Class and Weigh-in-Motion Data20092009-33
Kwon
Access to Destinations: Application of Accessibility Measures for Non-Auto Travel Modes20092009-24
Johns
Post-Construction Evaluation of Traffic Forecast Accuracy20092009-11
Levinson
The Effectiveness and Safety of Traffic and Non-Traffic Related Messages Presented on Changeable Message Signs: Phase II20082008-27
Harder
TRS: Methods of Estimating the Economic Impact of Transportation Improvements2008TRS0802
Levinson
TRS: Planned and Unplanned Disruptions to Transportation Networks2008TRS0803
Zhu
Access to Destinations: Monitoring Land Use Activity Changes in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Region20082008-26
Levinson
Access to Destinations: Parcel Level Land Use Data Acquisition and Analysis for Measuring Non-Auto Accessibility20082008-19
Krizek
Access to Destinations: Twin Cities Metro-wide Traffic Micro-simulation Feasibility Investigation20082008-15
Michalopoulos
An Inventory of the Public Land Survey Records for Minnesota: The Special Instructions20082008-05
Squires
The Impact of Bicycling Facilities on Bicycle Commuting Levels20082008-33
Douma
Access to Destinations: How Close is Close Enough? Estimating Accurate Distance Decay Functions for Multiple Modes and Different Purposes20082008-11
Krizek
Improving Capacity Planning for Demand-Responsive Paratransit Services20082008-09
Gupta
Local Road Funding History in Minnesota20072007-26
Stinson
Access to Destinations: Refining Methods for Calculating Non-Auto Travel Times20072007-24
Krizek
TRS: A Synthesis of Research and Resources on Local Road and Bridge Funding for Local Public Works Officials20072007-16
Shands
Using Intelligent Transportation Systems Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management20072007-44
Levinson
Improving Minneapolis/St. Paul's Ramp Metering System for Smoother Traffic Flow20072007-51
Michalopoulos
Access to Destinations: Travel Time Estimation on Arterials20072007-35
Davis
Employment of the Traffic Management Lab for the Evaluation and Improvement of Stratified Metering Algorithm - Phase III20072007-13
Michalopoulos
Factors Affecting Commute Times in the 1990s20072007-02
Barnes
Contraflow Transportation Network Reconfiguration for Evacuation Route Planning20062006-21
Shekhar
A Nonlinear State Space Approach to Arterial Travel Time Prediction20062006-05
Yang
Access to Destinations: Development of Accessibility Measures20062006-16
Levinson
Evaluation of Portable Non-Intrusive Traffic Detection System20052005-37
Scott
The Financial Benefits of Early Acquisition of Transportation Right of Way20052005-35
Barnes
Partners for Good: A Resource Guide for Partnership Efforts in Minnesota Cities and Counties20052005-11
Marti
Toolkit for a Career in Civil Engineering20042004-18
Marti
Use of Warranties in Highway Construction20042004-40
Johnson
Development of Operational Strategies for Travel Time Estimation and Emergency Evacuation on a Freeway Network20042004-49
Kwon
A New Approach to Assessing Road User Charges: Evaluation of Core Technologies20032003-38
Donath
Best Practices for Rural Entrance Policy20022002-31
Montebello
Improved Spring Load Restriction Guidelines Using Mechanistic Analysis20002000-18
Ovik