The Minnesota Transportation Commision's comprehensive 11-point, traffic management plan for the Minneapolis/St.Paul metro area is described. The area has the third shortest average commuter drive time in the nation. The 11 points are as follows: (1) the establishment of a Freeway Operations Office charged with traffic management planning, and implementtion of methods and machinery to reduce traffic congestion; (2) highway helper trucks were doubled to 6 to help stranded motorists; (3) a pilot call box project; (4) expansion of driving lanes; (5) expansion of the freeway ramp metering system; (6) creation of accident investigation sites on the Twin Cities most accident-prone freeways; (7) portable, changeable message signs to alert motorists to traffic conditions; (8) a highway advisory radio; (9) a video imaging detector system for traffic data collection; (10) increased traffic monitoring; (11) downtown parking incentives for carpools and high occupancy vehicles.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 69
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM