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ITS Institute hosts Summer Transportation Institute

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute welcomed a group of secondary school students from the Fond du Lac area July 25. ITS Laboratory manager Ted Morris led a tour of his lab’s facilities and talked about current research at the Institute, including computer simulations and traffic control studies. He also highlighted the diversity of potential careers in intelligent transportation systems, including engineering, management, and research. After lunch at the lab, the group departed for the Mn/DOT Traffic Management Center, where they toured the nerve center of Twin Cities traffic management. The ITS Institute hosts pre-college student groups each summer as part of the National Summer Transportation Institute, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).