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
infrastructure finance; rural development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning

Frank Douma is director of the State and Local Policy Program and coordinator of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree 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. He manages research projects related to several different areas of transportation policy, including impacts of developments in information and communications technologies (ICT), planning alternative transportation options in both large and small communities, and understanding the impacts of freight transportation.

In addition to working at the Humphrey School, Mr. Douma has worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Mr. Douma has 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 comments in this story about the lack of government rules on liability in cases of an autonomous vehicle crash.

New York Times
March 5, 2019

Frank Douma, director of the State and Local Policy Program, spoke to city officials in Fergus Falls about the prospect of demonstrating autonomous vehicles in the community. 

Fergus Falls Daily Journal
March 4, 2019