Weaving It Together: A Tapestry of Transportation Funding for Older Adults
AARP Public Policy Institute, April 2013, 92 pp.
This report provides insight into how transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities are funded. With a growing population in need of transportation and limited funds for these services, providers can work to creatively leverage existing and untapped funding sources to fill gaps in service. The report includes seven case studies of local providers from around the country to illustrate how they combine federal, state, and local funding to put quality service on the street. more info >
Central Corridor Key Outcomes
Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, April 2013, 63 pp.
Annual report designed to track change along the Central Corridor based on several housing, economic, and transit measures. The complete report provides breakouts for the East, Middle, and West segments of the corridor, as well as comparable data for the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul combined. The baseline report was released in March 2011. more info >
Community needs assessment for Ramsey and Washington counties
Wilder Research, November 2012, 24 pp.
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties focuses on bringing together resources to reduce poverty. A community needs assessment was conducted with low-income residents; the survey asked about employment, housing, education, health, safety, and other family needs and included questions about Community Action services. The report also presents poverty data for Ramsey and Washington counties. more info >
Healthy corridor for all: A community health impact assessment of transit-oriented development policy in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Policy Link, December 2011, 48 pp.
Part of a project to understand the potential impacts of the proposed transit-oriented land use changed on the communities that live in the Central Corridor, this report includes an overview of the project, describes key findings, discusses impacts and identifies recommendations. more info >
Building environmentally sustainable communities: A Framework for inclusivitiy
Urban Institute, April 2010, 95 pp.
This paper explores the question of what make communities both environmentally sustainable and inclusive. It discusses how the goals of environmental sustainability, access to opportunity, and community inclusion are interconnected, making specific recommendations for federal housing policy and programs. more info >
2009 metro residents survey
Metropolitan Council, February 2010, 47 pp.
Results of a survey of Twin Cities residents which asks them to rank the region's top public concerns and quality of life. more info >
Greater Minnesota gets on board: Transit ridership grows while investment declines
Minnesota 2020, December 2009, 18 pp.
Public transit needs of Greater Minnesota and funding issues. more info >
Safe routes to school: State network project: final report, 2007
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 2009, 60 pp.
Reports on the goals and actions of the federal Safe Routes to School program, which focuses on making it safer and more common for children to walk and bicycle to school. The program gives health, education and transportation professionals suggestions for connecting schools and communities in order to get America’s children moving again. more info >
Healthy, equitable transportation policy: Recommendations and research
PolicyLink, September 2009, 188 pp.
An edited volume of chapters exploring the intersection of transportation, equity, and health. It discusses the health effects of various transportation choices; the link between transportation, economic development and health; traffic injury prevention; and policy solutions. more info >
Better connections: Linking Minnesotans with low incomes and limited transportation options to jobs and other important destinations
Growth and Justice, July 2009, 27 pp.
Presents facts and findings about transportation issues for Minnesotans with low incomes and limited transportation options. The report outlines options for public-sector investments and policies that address the transportation challenges of these populations. more info >
2008 Transit report: A Guide to Minnesota's public transit systems
Minnesota Department of Transportation, February 2009
Annual overview of public transit in Minnesota. The report includes fact sheets for each transit system in the state, including contact information, service area, achievements and long-range plans, and financial and service data. more info >
Why do so few women work in New York (and so many in Minneapolis)? Labor supply of married women across U.S. cities
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, May 2008, 47 pp.
This study found that white married women in Minneapolis are more likely to work than white married women in any other major city. After looking at a variety of possible explanations, they found that cities that had large increases in average commuting times from 1980 through 2000 had slower growth in labor force participation. more info >
Driven to the brink: How the gas price spike popped the housing bubble and devalued the suburbs
CEOs for Cities, May 2008, 30 pp.
This report examines the new landscape of housing prices and high fuel costs and the implications for public policy. It suggests that cities that offer attractive urban living opportunities in close-in neighborhoods are likely to be more affordable and economically successful than those that continue to follow sprawling development patters. more info >
Commuting to opportunity: The Working poor and commuting in the United States
Brookings Institute, Metropolitan Policy Program, February 2008, 20 pp.
This paper examines workers' commuting costs and travel modes, as well as the relationship between housing and commuting costs. The analysis focuses on the working poor but draws on the experiences of all workers. more info >
Win-Win Transportation Solutions
Victoria Transport Policy Institute, September 2007, 31 pp.
Describes strategies and innovative policy reforms that help solve transportation problems by removing barriers and market distortions that encourage inefficient travel behavior. more info >
Realizing the potential: Expanding housing opportunities near transit
Reconnecting America Center for Transit-Oriented Development, April 2007, 194 pp.
Includes detailed case studies of efforts to promote mixed-income transit-oriented development in Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Minneapolis and Portland. more info >
Asking the right questions about transportation and land use: Access to destinations research summary no. 1
Center for Transportation Studies - University of Minnesota, March 2007, 8 pp.
Looks at techniques for measuring accessibility, particularly the access of workers to jobs and of employers to labor. In addition to employment access, the researchers also looked at how accessibility can affect home prices and patterns of land use. more info >
The Transportation needs of seniors
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, January 2007, 182 pp.
Examines the transportation needs of older adults in Hennepin County based on a survey of existing travel behavior and unmet needs. more info >
The Thin Cities: How subsidized job piracy deepens inequality in the Twin Cities metro area
Good Jobs First, December 2006, 60 pp.
Good Jobs First reviews the accessibility of jobs in locations receiving economic development subsidies to move jobs and tax revenues in the metropolitan region. Dispersing jobs from the core increases disparities in wealth and employment opportunities among localities in the regions. more info >
Preserving and promoting diverse transit-oriented neighborhoods
Center for Transit Oriented Development, October 2006, 76 pp.
Looks at the characteristics and benefits of transit-oriented neighborhoods, their future demand and policy suggestions. more info >
The Transportation needs of people with developmental disabilities
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, September 2006, 97 pp.
Examines the transportation needs of adults with developmental disabilities in Hennepin County based on a survey of existing travel behavior and unmet needs. more info >
Housing & transportation cost trade-offs and burdens of working households in 28 metros
Center for Neighborhood Technology, July 2006, 78 pp.
Looks at how constraints within a neighborhood and region—e.g., lack of access to transportation choices, distance from job centers, shortages of affordable housing—affect household costs and how high-cost burdens impact the household, their neighborhoods and the region. more info >
High cost or high opportunity cost? Transportation and family economic success
Brookings Institution, December 2005, 8 pp.
This report outlines job opportunity costs experienced by transit-dependent, low-income households. more info >
Livable Communities: An Evaluation Guide
AARP, January 2005, 162 pp.
Guide to help community members assess the capacity of their community to meet the needs of older adults. Provides guidance on conducting a community survey to measure community livability, includes innovative ideas and success stories from communities throughout the U.S., and suggests additional resources. Topics include transportation, safety, housing, health services, and more. more info >
Improving Transportation Services for Disadvantaged Populations
Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, December 2003, 109 pp.
A report from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota which seeks to understand and improve the transportation services that are available to people who, because of age, disability, poverty, or other reasons, cannot routinely use automobiles to transport themselves. Particular consideration is given to community-based transportation services. more info >
The Long journey to work: A federal transportation policy for working families
The Brookings Institution, July 2003, 19 pp.
Examines the serious transportation challenges facing low-income workers as they seek employment and offers specific policy responses. more info >
On the road: Car ownership as an asset building strategy for reducing transportation related barriers to work
National Economic Development and Law Center, January 2002, 35 pp.
Provides information on seven car ownership programs that help low-income people acquire cars so they can get to work. The report includes best practices, policy suggestions, and the role of the private sector. more info >
Improving conditions for bicycling and walking: A best practices report
Federal Highway Administration, January 1998, 7 pp.
Examples of pedestrian and bicycle projects that have been recognized for increasing walking and bicycling and improving user safety in communities across the United States. more info >
Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Research, news, and events related to transportation in Minnesota. more info >