Minnesota gets national award for efficient traffic movement

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America is giving the Minnesota Department of Transportation an award for the state’s “use of cost-effective intelligent transportation systems to move people and goods more efficiently and improve the quality of life for Twin Cities’ motorists.”

So commuters stuck in rush-hour traffic shouldn’t grouse but should be glad MnDOT uses those systems or it would be even worse.

The award will be given to Transportation Commission Tom Sorel on Friday. There also will be mention of “Minnesota’s pioneering efforts to reduce traffic fatalities at rural intersections through the deployment of high-tech crash avoidance systems in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation.”

And we’re very thankful for that, too.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Ross Williams on 10/06/2011 - 12:27 pm.

    And if you are stuck at a cross street or trying to access services you are out of luck. This is about moving traffic, not getting you efficiently to where you want to go.

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