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Webinar and Council Meeting: How Transportation Can Help Reduce Minnesota’s Carbon Footprint

October 27, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am


This webinar will feature two presentations focused on different methods of reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Minnesota. The first presentation will highlight University of Minnesota research on intelligent energy management systems for commercial electric trucks. The presentation will discuss how telematics data and two-way communication with fleet vehicles can be effectively used to enable electrification of this transportation sector.

The second presentation will review MnDOT’s Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota project.  The presentation will include a brief overview of the key Pathways components: modeling, public input, and proposed actions and recommendations. It will also include an update on implementation of the proposed actions and recommendations, like the new MnDOT Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee.

For more information and how to register, click here.


  • Will Northrop is an associate professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota and director of the TE Murphy Engine Research Laboratory.
  • Siri Simons is the principal sustainability planner in MnDOT’s Office of Sustainability and Public Health.


October 27, 2020
8:30 am - 10:00 am


Virtual Event
MN United States