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Posts Tagged ‘MN’

Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Angela Wilson has been a Metro Transit bus operator for 19 years. Duane Moore has 26 years on the job. Here’s a short, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to drive a bus.

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Minnesota DOT: Why Does I-69 Need Flood-Mitigation Work?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Minnesota DOT: Why Does I-69 Need Flood-Mitigation Work?

Animation from Minnesota Department of Transportation explains why it’s time to upgrade the stretch of I-69 between Mankato and St. Peter, MN. In April, MnDOT will begin replacing old pavement, raising the road, and installing new median barriers.

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Minnesota DOT: Fighting Winter with the “Ice Breaker”

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Minnesota DOT: Fighting Winter with the “Ice Breaker”

This video describes the Ice Breaker machine that MnDOT is using to break up the ice on Minnesota roadways. The video was produced by Rich Kemp and Sue Roe.

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Minnesota DOT: How to Install Rumble Strips

Friday, December 25th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: How to Install Rumble Strips

This video shows the installation of rumble strips in MnDOT’s District 8 in October 2015.

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Minnesota DOT: Testing the Robot Road-Painter

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: Testing the Robot Road-Painter

University of Minnesota-Duluth Associate Professor Ryan Rosandich tests a prototype of a robotic arm he developed to paint messages and markings on roadways. He calls the machine the MnDOT Robot.

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Minnesota DOT: Testing Drones for Bridge Inspection

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: Testing Drones for Bridge Inspection

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently completed a study to examine the effectiveness of drone technology as it applies to bridge safety inspections.

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Minnesota DOT: Smart Intersections Reduce Traffic Conflicts

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: Smart Intersections Reduce Traffic Conflicts

How Minnesota Department of Transportation is using “J Turns” or “Reduced-Conflict Intersections” to improve safety and efficiency on MN roads.

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Duluth, MN: Riding North on Interstate 35

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Duluth, MN: Riding North on Interstate 35

A drive through Duluth to the northern terminus of I-35.

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Minnesota DOT: Update on the Winona Bridge Project

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Winona, MN: Update on the Winona Bridge Project

This video illustrates project progress, having used an approach known as CMGC.

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It’s About Time: The Transit-Time Penalty and its Racial Implications

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Twin Cities Homeownership, Poverty, and High School Graduation Rates, by Racial and Ethnic Group

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Transit has many individual and community benefits—from improved safety and cost savings to enhanced personal and environmental health. However, across the nation, trips to work by public transportation take twice as long as trips to work by single-occupancy vehicle. While 68 percent of commutes by people who drove alone last less than 30 minutes, more than half (53 percent) of public transportation commutes are 45 minutes or longer. These travel-mode disparities have racial outcomes: national data show that people of color rely on public transportation for their commutes at significantly higher rates than whites.

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