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Transforming communities with transportation

March 12, 2009

With nearly $48 billion in federal stimulus money dedicated to transportation, repairing and rebuilding the nations infrastructure is a key priority of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. While the goal of the act is to create jobs and improve infrastructure, a recent study titled Moving Communities Forward by the University of Minnesotas Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) found that well-designed transportation projects can do much more than that. Two University of Minnesota researchers who are available to discuss the study are:
Bob Johns, Director, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies 
Lance Neckar, University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture professor

Johns and Neckar can explain how transportation projects planned in a thoughtful way can benefit a community economically, environmentally and in other ways. Both Johns and Neckar served as co-principal investigators in the study which was authorized by Congress and funded by the Federal Highway Administration. 

To interview one of these experts, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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