Portrait of Frank Douma
295F Humphrey School
State and Local Policy Program
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Frank Douma

Research Fellow
Director, State and Local Policy Program
rural development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning; infrastructure finance

Frank Douma is director of the State and Local Policy Program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a research scholar at the Center for Transportation Studies, both located at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on policy and legal issues related to transportation technologies, including telework, tolling and other transportation finance tools, safety, and self-driving vehicles.

Mr. Douma has been widely quoted in the media, from The New York Times and the Minneapolis Star Tribune to the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, and from the Wall Street Journal to the White Bear Press. He has also authored a number of legal and academic journal articles.

In addition to the Humphrey School, Mr. Douma has worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Mr. Douma earned a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School and a law degree from the University of Minnesota. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Grinnell College.

In The Media

Frank Douma of the State and Local Policy Program was interviewed for this story about mileage-based user fees as a potential new revenue source, as gas tax collections continue to decline.

April 17, 2019

Frank Douma, director of the State and Local Policy Program, is quoted in this story about an autonomous vehicle pilot project being considered in White Bear Lake. 

White Bear Press
March 20, 2019