Garages are a key element in Minneapolis' transportation system success. Three parking garages at a fringe location with direct freeway ingress and egress at Interstate 394 supply 6,000 parking spaces, encouraging carpool and transit use. The garages offer low-cost parking and preferential parking for carpools and vanpools; they serve as an intermodal transfer facility, linking suburbia with downtown; and they intercept trips that would circulate on downtown streets, which would increase traffic congestion and air pollution. This article describes the Interstate 394 Project, including the Third Avenue North Distribution (TAD) Garages. Discussion focuses on the project planning, design elements, improvements in efficiency, implementation, financial aspects, and special features of the project. The article also provides information on improved travel times and travel speeds and the compliance with occupancy requirements in new high occupancy vehicle lanes.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is the first in a series on transportation projects in Minnesota, site of ITE's 66th annual meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Finstad, G A
  • Publication Date: 1996-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00726948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1996 12:00AM