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21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

Minnesota First Advanced Sustainable Transportation (MnFAST) Initiative

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United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Operations
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Table of Contents

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Responding Entity
1.3 Geographic Area
1.4 Issues and Challenges Addressed
  1.4.1 Traffic Flow Optimization
  1.4.2 Maintenance Operations
  1.4.3 Information Sharing
  1.4.4 Pedestrian Safety
1.5 Included Transportation Systems
  1.5.1 Traffic Flow Optimization
  1.5.2 Maintenance Vehicle Warning System
  1.5.3 Transportation Information Data Hub
  1.5.4 Pedestrian Assistance
1.6 Deployment Plan
1.7 Regulatory or Institutional Challenges and Obstacles
1.8 Performance Improvements
1.9 Benefit Projections
1.10 Vision, Goals and Objectives
1.11 Partnering Plans
1.12 Existing Systems Leveraged
1.13 Schedule
1.14 ITS Program Initiatives Leveraged
2.1 Organization
2.2 Point of Contact
2.3 Key Personnel

Table of Figures

1. Project Locations
2. Semitrailer collision with MnDOT plow during operations
3. Application Areas
4. SPaT Concept
5. BSM Data Collection
6. Maintenance Vehicle Warning System Schematic
7. Maintenance Vehicle Warning System
8. Truck-mounted attenuator
9 Transportation Information Data Hub
10. Pedestrian Assistance Applications
11. Single Tap to Obtain Intersection Geometry
12. Double-Tap to Confirm Crossing and Obtain Signal Information
13. SmartCross Application Interface
14. Pedestrian Detector
15. Benefit Projections
16. Project Schedule

Table of Tables

1. Project Area Demographics
2. Applications and USDOT Themes
3. Crashes with Maintenance Vehicles in the Metro District
4. ITS Program Initiatives Leveraged


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