Measuring progress. Inspiring action.


Goal: Minnesota will have safe, affordable, energy-efficient alternatives to move people and goods throughout the state.

Transportation is the lifeblood of regions around our state – it gets people to jobs, services and activities; carries children to school; and allows businesses to transport goods. For communities to grow, they need a comprehensive and sustainable transportation system that includes safe, reliable, affordable, and convenient transportation options.


Making connections

In order to thrive, people need to be able to get safely from their homes to their jobs, and their children to child care and school. Transportation trends vary by neighborhood (see Duluth, Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Twin Cities region).

New & Noteworthy

Ellen Mai

The newly released Central Corridor Tracker and Big Picture Project reports measure the impact of light rail on neighborhoods along University Avenue between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul.

Compass researcher Ellen Mai, who managed the data analysis for the projects, reflects on the latest outcomes and shares key takeaways.