CTS was honored to receive this year’s Local Agency Technology Initiative Award from ITS Minnesota at the organization’s Fall Forum on October 17. The annual award recognizes a local agency for their achievements in advancing ITS technology in Minnesota.
According to ITS Minnesota, CTS received the 2017 award for outstanding contributions to the ITS community through the research and development of new strategies to improve the safety and efficiency of travel throughout Minnesota. The award recognizes 30 years of research and development of transportation innovations at CTS, and specifically highlighted the following recent projects:
- The development of a queue warning system on I-94 and I-35W
- Policy studies related to self-driving vehicles
- The development of a smartphone application for warning drivers about upcoming work zones
Thank you to ITS Minnesota for the honor of this award—and to the many University of Minnesota faculty members and researchers who have contributed to ITS-related research efforts over the years.