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Summer 2007

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In this issue

Minnesota Traffic Observatory opens its eyes on complex transportation issues
The new, dedicated traffic research lab, a cooperative effort of the ITS Institute and the Department of Civil Engineering, enhances the University's research capabilities.

Observatory research improves safety on I-94
A crash-prone section of urban freeway is safer, thanks to changes in land markings suggested by recent research.

National surface transportation policy committee hears from ITS Institute researchers
Technology and public policy must work together to improve safety and mobility, say researchers testifying at a field hearing convened by the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.

Traffic modeling to improve Alaskan visitors' experience
Faced with ever-increasing travel demand from visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve, the National Park Service is working with the ITS Institute to develop new traffic management strategies.

ITS Institute director receives Distinguished Service Award
The Richard P. Braun Award recognizes outstanding leadership in research and innovation.

HumanFIRST director briefs Minnesota Senate committee
Nic Ward emphasized the importance of changing public attitudes toward traffic safety at a briefing to the Transportation Finance Budget and Policy Committee.