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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New Frontiers in Geometric Design – Designing for the Driver’s Encounter

Roundabouts, reverse diamonds, and back-in parking are several of the new geometric design approaches that are improving traffic safety and flow. However, developing driver understanding and confidence has required significant advance effort or a willingness to accept a steep learning curve as drivers encounter new patterns and geometries. To raise awareness and support for these new features, several innovative approaches ...more »

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2018 Truck Parking Capacity and Safety Study

One of the issues facing the nation is the increased need for truck parking. At the same time there is a national shortage of truck parking. As part of Minnesota's efforts to better understand the needs across the state for truck parking MnDOT and the LRRB performed a study in 2010 to look the capacity needs at heavily utilized interstate corridors. Along with this came a federal study called the Jason's Law Survey that ...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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Enhancement and Integration of the TeTRIS and TICAS Freeway Performance Tools

This project would integrate the TeTRIS and TICAS Freeway Performance Tools into one system. The Traffic Information & Condition Analysis System (TICAS) was developed for the RTMC several years ago to help extract RTMC freeway data and develop performance measures for the metro freeway system. TeTRIS is currently being developed to be able to monitor travel time reliability on metro freeways. This project would combine ...more »

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Construction Project Traffic Impact Analysis Methodology and DTA Model Validation

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 »

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