The Humphrey School's State and Local Policy Program worked with the University of Minnesota's Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute to conduct a set of federally sponsored studies on how transportation systems can be planned in an increasingly complex social, political, economic, and technological environment.
The research for the STAR TEA-21 project was divided into five tasks over a period of six years. Research was divided into a Concept Phase (years 1-2), Implementation Phase (years 3-4), and Synthesis Phase (years 5-6).
Nine researchers contributed to the STAR TEA-21 Project. Each graduate faculty member focused their energy on one of the five subtasks and brought vast knowledge in their respective area of expertise.
On November 12, 2002, the Center for Transportation Studies hosted MIT Professor Joe Sussman as keynote speaker for their 15th anniversary luncheon. The event included an interactive session with Professor Sussman and selected researchers and practitioners to explore in more detail the research and management challenges of managing transportation in a complex environment.
STAR research has led to a number of publications.
Annual reports have been compiled for each of the first three years of research.