Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Traffic Forecasting & Analysis

Coordinating MnDOT's traffic monitoring and vehicle classification programs

MnDOT Travel Demand Modeling Coordinating Committee

Sharing data and information on modeling activities, best practices, and innovations


Next Meeting: To be determined




The need for greater coordination and collaboration among travel demand modeling professionals is growing for several reasons:

  • System demands and funding limitations - Increasing congestion, limited resources and the need to optimize investments and improvements across the entire highway system are elevating the importance of travel demand modeling.
  • Skill and resource constraints - While the need for travel demand modeling skills is increasing, there are fewer resources available within MnDOT and partner agencies to do this technical and complex work.
  • Evolution in the state of the practice - New software, advances in the state of the practice to more integrate freight, external trips and operational modeling considerations create ripe opportunities for joint discussion, issue resolution and knowledge growth.


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Charge To the Committee


The Committee meets quarterly using teleconferencing and face-to-face meetings to:

  • Share information on modeling activities, best practices, and innovations
  • Facilitate discussion and resolution of issues
  • Promote consistency in models, assumptions, and networks
  • Encourage coordination of modeling results within and between metropolitan areas
  • Provide input to other CTS and ITE travel demand modeling groups
  • Recommend research and improvements in tools and methods



Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Agendas (DOC, < 100 KB)

10/14/10 | 3/22/10 | 8/11/09 | 5/27/09 | 12/8/08 | 8/11/08 | 5/28/08 | 2/7/08 | 11/14/07 | 8/29/07 | 6/7/07 | 3/15/07 | 7/26/06 | 4/6/06 | 12/20/05 | 9/8/05


Minutes (DOC, < 100 KB)

10/14/10 | 3/22/10 | 8/11/09 | 5/27/09 | 12/8/08 | 8/11/08 | 5/28/08 | 2/7/08 | 11/14/07 | 8/29/07 | 6/7/07 (663 KB) | 3/15/07 | 7/26/06 | 4/6/06 | 12/20/05 | 9/8/05 (PDF, 198 KB)





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  • Gene Hicks, MnDOT Office of Transportation System Management (Chair)
  • Mark Flinner - MnDOT TDA
  • Brian Isaacson - MnDOT Metro District
  • Kevin Sommers - MnDOT Metro District Traffic
  • Terry Humbert - MnDOT District 3
  • Mark Filipi - Metropolitan Council
  • Dave Then - St. Cloud Area Planning Office
  • Philip Wheeler - Rochester Council of Governments
  • Ron Chicka - Duluth/Superior Interstate Commission
  • Tom Faella - LaCrosse/LaCrescent Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Kate Garwood - Anoka County
  • Bob Byers - Hennepin County
  • Steve Wilson - SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
  • John Crawford - URS Corporation
  • Steve Ruegg - PB Consult Inc.
  • Jamison Slobden - SEH Inc.
  • Gregory Gaides - Parsons
  • Susan Moe - Federal Highway Administration


Committee membership may be rotated on a biennial basis if there are others from the modeling community who would like to be involved. For more information contact:

  • Gene Hicks, Director of MnDOT Traffic Forecasting and Analysis Section, gene.hicks@state.mn.us, (651) 366-3856