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State and Local Policy Program

TechPlan Program: Transportation Planning and Policy Applications of ITS-Related Technologies

 

TECHPLAN ROUNDTABLE ~ AUGUST 19, 2011 ~ FINAL AGENDA

Program Overview

The State and Local Policy Program has been working with the University of Minnesota's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institute to conduct a set of federally sponsored studies on how transportation systems can be planned to accommodate an increasingly complex technological environment.

TechPlan: Planning and Policy for Intelligent Transportation Systems. This report covers the most recent work done under the auspices of TechPlan, grants funded through the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institute at the University of Minnesota. These grants allow researchers concerned with public policy an opportunity to study how technology affects important decisions about roads, transportation funding, emergency response, and a diverse array of other issues.

TechPlan Projects

Six projects currently are funded by TechPlan, and research is underway. Each project matches the researchers' expertise with the challenges of transportation planning in the current technological era.

Cycle 1 Projects

  • Emerging Privacy Law and ITS
  • ITS and Transportation Safety
  • Decision Tools for Assessing Transportation Impacts of School Policies
  • Social Networks, ICT, and Destination Choice
  • Technology and Collaboration in the Urban Partnership Agreement
  • Technology in the Planning and Participatory Process

Cycle 2 Projects

  • ITS and Transportation Safety
  • Decision Tools for Assessing Transportation Impacts of School Policies
  • E-shopping and Travel
  • Technology and Collaboration in the Urban Partnership Agreement

Cycle 3 Projects

  • Benefit-Cost Analysis of Value Pricing
  • ITS and Transportation Safety
  • Distance-base User Fees as a Gas Tax Replacement
  • Technology and Collaboration in the Urban Partnership Agreement
  • ITS and Locational Privacy
  • Technologies and Non-motorized Transportation Facilities

Cycle 4 Projects

  • Consumer Travel Behavior and Retail Geography: A Microscopic Investigation using GPS Data and Parcel-level Land Use
  • ITS and Transportation Safety: EMS System Data Integration to Improve Traffic Crash Emergency Response and Treatment
  • Smartphone-Based Travel Experience Sampling and Behavior Intervention among Young Adults (UbiActive Phase I)
  • ITS Data Needs: How Much Do We Really Need to Know?

Publications + Presentations

TechPlan research has lead to numerous publications.
Quarterly reports have been compiled for the first year of research.

TechPlan Roundtables
The TechPlan program has hosted two roundtable events, one in June 2006 and one in September 2007. During Roundtables, TechPlan researchers, recognized ITS/transportation scholars, and local practitioners come together to discuss current research and its long-term implications for transportation policy. In addition, new project proposals are presented and discussed by an external peer review panel.

August 2011 roundtable minutes
July 2010 roundtable minutes
June 2009 roundtable minutes
June 2008 roundtable minutes
September 2007 roundtable minutes
June 2006 roundtable minutes

TechPlan Research Assistants and Frank Douma, Assistant Director of the State and Local Policy Program and TechPlan, meet with Congressman

TechPlan research assistants and Frank Douma, assistant director of the State and Local Policy Program and TechPlan, meet with Congressman
Jim Oberstar.

 

 

Discussion at TechPlan Roundtable

 

Transportation researchers and professionals discuss TechPlan research at a TechPlan Roundtable meeting.

 

 

Transportation researchers at the State and Local Policy Program study how new technology impacts transportation choices.

 

Transportation researchers at the State and Local Policy Program study how new technology impacts transportation choices.

 

Contact State and Local Policy Program

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Minneapolis, MN 55455

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