In order for the public to fully engage in MnDOT's work, it is crucial that the public better understand MnDOT's processes and the ways in which their engagement will contribute to those processes. MnDOT's Office of Public Engagement and Constituent Services has therefore created a tool (the "Project Development Continuum") to explain MnDOT's highway project development process including both the technical and human components ...more »
Policy and Planning
The idea for a research project entails implementing a third-party 24/7 employee hotline/case management system. In light of the many issues surfacing in society today, implementing a 24/7 employee hotline/case management system, constructed by a third party vendor is necessary to meet our employee’s needs. Outlined below are the details pertaining to the reasons why this would be important. This is important to meet ...more »
Evaluate methods to increase accessibility for the visually impaired to MnDOT products such as maps and to help in public outreach for proposed projects.
In Greater Minnesota organizations coordinate volunteer drivers, utilizing their personal autos, who are an important service provider for non-emergency medical trips such as kidney dialysis. Volunteer driver studies conducted by the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) describe the value of the volunteer drivers in meeting in Greater Minnesota’s transportation needs in the most cost effective manner compared ...more »
Efficient agriculture movement is critical to Minnesota’s economic health. In the past two decades, the agriculture supply chain experienced a number of market, technological, and policy innovations that have directly influenced the way producers and wholesalers navigate their local freight networks. With producers’ reliance on rural and urban roadways projected to grow, so too are concerns for accelerated pavement degradation, ...more »
MnDOT has been working toward better understanding of traffic impacts and Road User Costs associated with reduced system capacity during construction activities. In an effort to quantify those impacts, a Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) / Mesoscopic Travel demand model was developed within the DynusT/DynuStudio software platform. This model has been useful for quantifying these impacts among various construction phasing ...more »