The Regional Transportation Management Center is located in Roseville, Minnesota and is part of the Metropolitan District headquarters of the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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It is the 10th anniversary of the RTMC. Please click here to read what we have accomplished.
The RTMC facility is where State Patrol, Mn/DOT Maintenance, and MnDOT Freeway Operations work together to quickly detecting, responding to and removing incidents off of our freeway systems. This is essential to maximizing the efficiency of our roads. The daily vehicle-miles traveled in the seven county metro area has grown by 112 percent since 1980, while the number of lane-miles added to the highway system has grown by only 5.2 percent*. Each year the metro area experiences between 7,000 and 9,000 freeway crashes and it is estimated that the total number of incidents is eight times this number.
For more information about MnDOT's Traffic Operations click here
For more information about MnDOT Maintenance click here
For more information about State Patrol click here
Freeway Incident Response Safety Team
The primary purpose of the FIRST program, formerly known as the Highway Helper program, is to minimize congestion and prevent secondary crashes through the quick response and removal of incidents. About half of the traffic congestion on Twin Cities freeways is caused by incidents such as crashes, stalled vehicles or debris in the roadway. These incidents also cause about 15 percent of freeway crashes. The FIRST program is a key component of the Metro Area's Incident Management Program.
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MnDOT 511 Travel Information
511 is a traveler information service that provides real-time, accurate information about current road conditions, including:
- Weather-related road conditions
- Construction and maintenance locations and information
- Congestion information
- Traffic camera views
- Traffic incidents and crashes
Also check out our new phone application Mn511 page
The RTMC has tours available for the public. You will learn how MnDOT is helping the public in their daily transportation needs. For more information click here
Loop Detector Data
The Minnesota Department of Transportation collects traffic data on the freeway system throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. This data is archived and made available to the public via our data tools, DataExtract and DataPlot.
For more information click here
Reports and studies prepared by MnDOT RTMC include some of the following:
- FIRST Reports
- Congestion Reports
- All Detector Report
- Developer Data and Tools
To view details of reports prepared by MnDOT RTMC click here.
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Minnesota’s Smart Lanes are the electronic signs over lanes of traffic that provide real-time information to help motorists make informed decisions about their commute. The signs display information about road conditions to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and improve safety. For more information click here
Ramp meters are traffic signals on highway entrance ramps designed and proven to:
- Reduce crashes
- Reduce congestion
- Provide more reliable travel times
Learn more about Ramp Meters and how they help your commute. To see reports and frequently asked questions on ramp meters click here