Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Truck Parking and Management System (TPIMS)

Project description

This is a TIGER Grant, multi-state Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS) project that is being led by the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) to address truck parking safety and efficiency needs.  The Minnesota sites are located at rest areas leading into the Metro area along I-94 and I-35.

Project benefits

  • Intended to reduce time searching for parking and to provide safe truck parking alternatives
  • Will monitor truck parking availability at selected sites and provide real-time information to truck drivers
  • Capable of providing information through multiple methods, including dynamic sign, smart phone applications and traveler information websites
  • Along with the 7 other states, will provide a safer, more efficient and competitive freight system

Project documents