Title

MANAGING TRANSPORTATION AND TECHNOLOGY TOGETHER

Authors

M Nookala

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, infrastructure - interchange/transfer, planning - integration, ridership - old people, organisation - management, technology - intelligent transport systems

Keywords

Vehicular traffic control, Traffic management (Traffic control), Technology utilization, Technology transfer, Technological innovations, Systems integration, Street traffic control, State departments of transportation, RTI, Road transport informatics, Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minnesota), IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Integrated systems, Integrated control systems, Incident detection, Highway traffic control, ATT, Advanced transport telematics, Advanced technology

Abstract

For nearly 25 years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) traffic management center in downtown Minneapolis has been a model for other states in managing traffic and incidents. In cooperation with other public, private, and academic organizations, MnDOT established the Minnesota Guidestar program to guide intelligent transportation systems (ITS) research, testing, and deployment. Many projects initiated over the past several years have involved work with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol to automate, integrate, and improve the processes of incident management.