Traffic and Safety

Impact of Transitway Parking Infrastructure on Mode Choice and Traffic Flow/Volume on Neighboring Roadway Network

What impact does the transitway parking infrastructure have on mode choice and traffic flow/volume on the neighboring roadway network? The term transitway refers to corridors served by fast, reliable, and high-quality passenger transit service such as light rail, commuter rail, and bus rapid transit. Transitways serve high-demand corridors with facility and route improvements that may include dedicated stations and right-of-way. ...more »

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Impact of Transitways on Vehicle Use/Travel on Parallel and Adjacent Route Highways and Major Roads

How do transitways impact vehicle use/travel on parallel and adjacent route highways and major roads? The term transitway refers to corridors served by fast, reliable, and high-quality passenger transit service such as light rail, commuter rail, and bus rapid transit. Transitways serve high-demand corridors with facility and route improvements that may include dedicated stations and right-of-way. (Definition provided ...more »

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Assessment of Pedestrian Safety near Metro Transit Stops

Pedestrian fatalities and injuries represent a growing percentage of all traffic fatalities and injuries. These fatalities comprised 10.9% of all traffic deaths nationwide in 2004, but 14.5% in 2013 and 15% in 2015 (NHTSA, 2017). A recent MnDOT analysis found a significant correlation between bus stops and severe pedestrian and bicycle crashes. The metro transitway may influence the interaction between the automobile ...more »

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Automated Weather-Savvy DMS Messages

According to the FHWA, “On average, there are over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year. Approximately 22% of these crashes - nearly 1,259,000 - are weather-related.” Inclement weather causes visibility impairments, as well as traction, stability, and maneuverability challenges for drivers. Together, these factors often result in a major increase in traffic collisions and incidents during winter storms and other weather ...more »

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Understanding Pedestrian Travel Behavior & Safety in Rural Settings

The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of walking behavior and safety in rural MN communities by building upon MnDOT's success in creating a program to count people walking and biking. In particular, four tribal nations (Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Mille Lacs, and Grand Portage) are collaborating with researchers at the University of Minnesota, as well as MnDOT district engineers and planners to: ...more »

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