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Minnesota First Advanced Sustainable Transportation (MnFAST) Initiative

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Project Name

Minnesota First Advanced Sustainable Transportation (MnFAST) Initiative

Eligible Entity Applying to Receive Federal Funding

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Total Project Cost $4.4 Million
ATCMTD Request $ 2.2 Million
Are matching funds restricted to a specific project component? If so, which one?


State(s) in which the project is located Minnesota
Is the project currently programmed in the:
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • MPO Long Range Transportation Plan
  • State Long Range Transportation Plan

MnDOT ITS investments are identified in MnDOT’s Long Range Transportation Plan (Capital Highway Investment Plan) as part of the Roadside Infrastructure Condition performance.

State match funding for this project is identified and programmed under a STIP set- aside for statewide ITS programs.

MnDOT will amend this project into the STIP and TIPs once federal funds are awarded.

Technologies Proposed to Be Deployed (briefly list)
  • Traffic Flow Optimization
  • Maintenance Vehicle Warning System
  • Transportation Information Data Hub
  • Pedestrian Assistance
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS)
  • Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT)
  • Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)
  • Eco-Driving
  • Basic Safety Message (BSM)
  • Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC)
  • Cellular Communications
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