In 2003, the State and Local Policy Program (SLPP) at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute
of Public Affairs began research into how Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies can be used to
deliver transportation services to an increasingly diverse population in Minnesota. The research objective was
to identify the nature of the gap between the emerging needs and existing services, and to propose ways of
using technology to bridge the gap, both in terms of providing better transportation options and in reducing the
cost of these options.
Using the information obtained from emerging demographic data, the 2003 study focused on identifying
transportation challenges and opportunities for several different populations, with a particular focus on those
that do not or cannot drive. This project continues this general theme through a series of analyses of ITS
applications that appear most promising to improve mobility and access for Minnesota's increasingly diverse
population. These applications include technologically advanced Community-Based Transit, Car Sharing, use
of ITS to implement Value Pricing through conversion of an HOV lane to a High-Occupancy/Toll (HOT) lane,
and evaluation of web-based Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS).
Developing ITS to Serve Diverse Populations.
Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
Content distributed via the University of Minnesota's Digital Conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor.