Welcome! Crossroads is a collaborative effort among the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Research & Innovation, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies and the Minnesota Local Road Research Board. This jointly-administered blog is devoted to highlighting the latest news and events in transportation research and innovation in Minnesota.
Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Research & Innovation
The Office of Research & Innovation manages transportation research projects on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Local Road Research Board. Our engineers and administrators help identify research needs for transportation practitioners, solicit the research proposals, and then administer research projects throughout their life cycles — from idea all the way to implementation.
University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies
The Center for Transportation Studies is the hub for transportation research and education at the University of Minnesota. It supports research in many disciplines, cultivates the transportation workforce, and shares new thinking with various stakeholders and audiences.
Local Road Research Board
The Local Road Research Board brings important developments to city and county transportation engineers, ranging from new ways to determine pavement strength to innovative methods for engaging the public.
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