CTRI Partnerships

The Center  for Transportation Research and Implementation partners with various departments at Minnesota State Univeristy Mankato as well as organizations throughout the state in a continuous effort to improve transportation in the state of Minnesota.

Hot Shots for Cold Climates

Hot Shots for Cold Climates is a partnership project between the Civil Engineering Department at Minnesota State University Mankato and MNDOT. This project works to research the success rates of snow plows as well as indentifies the troubled spots on roads in the winter. Currently, students are faculty are working towards solutions for a more environmentally friendly method when dispursing salt and chemicals utlized traditionally during dangerous roadways.

Learn more about the project by clicking on the videos below:

Hot Shots for Cold Climes Project Video 

Hot Shots for Cold Climes Drifting Video

Hot Shots for Cold Climes Blow Ice Video

Hot Shots for Cold Climes Ice Fog Video

Hot Shots for Cold Climes Bridges Video

Hot Shots for Cold Climes Shading Video 

Dr. Druschel’s Big Idea