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

Director SLPP
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 Masters 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, director of the State and Local Policy Program, is quoted in this story looking at Rep. Jason Lewis’ support of a bill to limit the power and scope of the Met Council.

April 13, 2017

Frank Douma is quoted in this article, which looks at a bill in the Minnesota House to exempt car-sharing firms like Car2Go from paying motor vehicle rental taxes and fees in the state.  


Star Tribune
February 11, 2017