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2023 CTS Transportation Research Conference

Mark your calendar for our annual conference! The event convenes researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to highlight new learning, emerging ideas, and the latest innovations in transportation. Attendees learn about research findings, implementation efforts, and engagement activities related to a variety of transportation topics.

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Join us online for the CTS Research Conference

Register to join us at this year’s virtual CTS Transportation Research Conference on November 4!

The event will convene researchers and practitioners to explore the latest innovations in transportation research, implementation efforts, and engagement activities.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • An opening keynote by Jonathan Foley, executive director of Project Drawdown, titled “Achieving Drawdown: A Hopeful, Science-Based Plan to Stop Climate Change.” In the presentation, Foley will discuss Project Drawdown’s comprehensive framework for addressing climate change, including the transportation industry’s role in pivoting to a better, more sustainable world.
  • A panel discussion following Foley’s presentation focused on the intersection of transportation, sustainability, and climate change. Panelists will include Elise Harrington, assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Ashwat Narayanan, executive director of Our Streets Minneapolis.
  • An afternoon keynote presented by Andrew Wishnia, deputy assistant secretary for climate policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the United States Department of Transportation.
  • Fifteen concurrent sessions on topics including health and equity in transportation, lessons learned from COVID-19, CAVs, safety, electrification, shared mobility, transit impacts, and more.

The cost to attend is $75, which includes access to recordings of all conference sessions following the event. Registration information and a complete program are available on the conference web page.

CTS Research Conference videos and presentations now available

If you weren’t able to attend the CTS Research Conference, or, if you simply want to check out presentations from other sessions, the videos of the keynote and luncheon speeches, as well as PPTs from most of the concurrent sessions, are now available on the CTS website. You won’t want to miss Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Ehlinger’s tuneful take on the links between health and transportation and Elizabeth Deakin’s view of new ways to get around.