Trucks and Twin Cities Traffic Management

The purpose of this project, “Trucks and Twin Cities Traffic Management,” is to identify strategies that will reduce congestion for trucks traveling within and through the Twin Cities. The planning and development of most highway facilities focuses on the general needs of the majority of traffic in the traffic stream. However, the performance, function, and purpose of heavy trucks are dissimilar to those of the majority of the vehicles in the traffic stream. It is for this reason that the National Cooperative Highway Research Program synthesis report 314 identified a number of improvements that state transportation agencies have implemented, or are planning to implement, that focus on the unique needs of trucks to better accommodate truck-borne freight traffic. Additionally, to help reduce delays and congestion a number of urban areas have conducted studies of the unique issues trucks face. The study first identified an exhaustive list of potentially feasible strategies and then through iterative steps narrowed these down to the most promising. Five strategies were ultimately selected. The report focuses on issues related to the five strategies and their implementation.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Center for Transportation Research and Education, 2711 South Loop Drive
    Ames, IA  United States  50011-8664

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Research Services Section, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, Mail Stop 330
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Authors:
    • Maze, T H
    • Kroeger, Dennis
    • Berndt, Mark
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 181p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01597249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC-2005-21
  • Contract Numbers: 82617 (wo) 5
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2016 7:38AM