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

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Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-9946
Fax: 612-626-9833
Email: douma002@umn.edu

TechPlan is housed at the Humphrey School, which is located on the Minneapolis West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota.

TechPlan: Transportation Planning and Policy Applications of ITS-Related Technologies is a research, education, and outreach program that addresses the ITS Institute’s high-priority transportation application area of societal issues related to ITS technologies. It is housed within the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ State and Local Policy Program (SLPP) and funded by SAFETEA-LU through the ITS Institute at the Center for Transportation Studies.

The overall objective of TechPlan is to investigate and propose policies that will take advantage of the increased presence of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and ITS-related information and communication technologies (ICT) in planning of transportation and related infrastructure. Projects also support the mission and scope of the ITS Institute, which is to “enhance the safety and mobility of road- and transit-based transportation through our focus on human-centered technology.” 

Frank Douma is the principal investigator for the TechPlan program.

TechPlan research projects
2010 TechPlan program summary report (967 KB PDF)
More about TechPlan on the State and Local Policy Program website