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Inside ITS article highlights Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths program

The central role of intelligent transportation systems technologies in Minnesota’s efforts to reduce traffic fatalities was highlighted in the November 1, 2005 issue of Inside ITS, a national ITS newsletter. The article, focused on the Toward Zero Deaths program’s ambitious goals, highlighted ITS as a component of the program’s multifaceted strategy for road safety improvement.

“The only way we are even going to begin to approach zero deaths is through the technology that ITS brings us,” said Bernie Arseneau, Minnesota state traffic engineer and director of the Office of Traffic, Security, and Operations for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, quoted in the article. Arseneau also described elements of Minnesota’s Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan, and noted that, since its beginnings as a congestion management tool, ITS has evolved into an important safety solution as well.

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