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Reports: Featured

Access Across America: Transit 2016
Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, November 2017, 167 pp.
This report focuses on accessibility to jobs by transit. Jobs are the most significant non-home destination, and job accessibility is an important consideration in the attractiveness and usefulness of a place or area. This study estimates the accessibility to jobs by transit and walking for each of the United States' 11 million census blocks, and analyzes these data in 49 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas.   more info >

Climate Change and Its Impact on Infrastructure Systems in the Midwest
Midwest Economic Policy Institute, October 2017, 10 pp.
This study examines how climate change will negatively impact transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest. It offers information for policymakers regarding the potential costs and consequences of climate change, and recommends actions to protect communities and the economy.   more info >

Active Living for All
Wilder Research, March 2017
Active Living for All (ALfA) is an initiative funded by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Wilder Research worked with initiative grantees to evaluate their work in promoting active living in their communities.   more info >

Getting From Here to There: Funding Transit in the Region
Citizens League, February 2017, 151 pp.
Minnesota and other regions around the country are continuing to prepare for the incredible changes about to take place including an aging population, a declining workforce, among other factors. These changes will impact future economic health and quality of life dramatically. This report looks at transit in the region through the lens of governance, policy, and funding.   more info >

Creating Walkable and Bikeable Communities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, December 2016, 280 pp.
This document provides guidance for increasing walking, cycling, universal access, and sustainable urban design with a focus on the need for integrated planning.   more info >

Linking the Unemployed to Jobs: Integrated Planning and Workforce Development
Center for Transportation Studies, September 2016, 3 pp.
This study examines spatial and skill mismatches in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area and examines the potential of a new approach: integrated transit planning and workforce development. Spatial mismatch is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region, and the biggest concentrations of unemployed workers lack frequent transit service to some of the richest concentrations of job vacancies, particularly jobs in the south and southwest metro.   more info >

Big Picture Project Progress Reports
Twin Cities LISC, June 2016, 8 pp.
The Big Picture Project developed a plan to create and preserve affordable housing along the Central Corridor. These reports track key indicators of progress.   more info >

MN2050 State of the Infrastructure
Wilder Research, June 2016, 20 pp.
At the request of MN2050, the Minnesota Department of Transportation worked with Wilder Research to conduct a survey to gather information about the characteristics and management of Minnesota's infrastructure.   more info >

Spatial and Skills Mismatch of Unemployment and Job Vacancies
Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, May 2016, 81 pp.
Disadvantaged urban workers may be qualified for many entry-level jobs, but have no way of reaching suburban employment centers; they may also be easily able to reach many jobs nearby, but lack the qualifications for them. This project studied the current state of spatial and skills mismatch in the Twin Cities region, as well as coordination between transit planning and workforce development and opportunities to improve that coordination.   more info >

Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience.   more info >

Rural Reality: City Transit, Rural Transit
Center for Rural Policy and Development, January 2016
Information about public transit in Minnesota.   more info >

Web sites

Minnesota Go: Trend Library
Summarizes trends in and related to transportation in Minnesota, including transportation behavior, infrastructure, technology, economy, demographics, equity, environment and climate.   more info >

Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Research, news, and events related to transportation in Minnesota.   more info >

Surface Transportation Policy Partnership
A nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices. Provides transportation-related statistics, policy, fact sheets, and reports.   more info >

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