CTS had a blast at the Great Minnesota Get-Together! On September 4th, visitors to the University of Minnesota building got to experience a full range of interesting transportation-related attractions.
Young fair-goers had the opportunity to check out Gridlock Buster, an interactive traffic-control game designed by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute. The game incorporates tools and ideas used by traffic engineers every day to give players a taste of what goes into managing traffic flow.
For the safety conscious adult, the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety showcased SafeRoadMaps.org, a powerful and visually innovative crash-mapping tool that maps every roadway fatality in the nation, down to the local level.
But the main attraction was certainly Transportation Jeopardy, hosted by the Star Tribune’s “Roadguy” blogger and columnist Jim Foti. Contestants had the opportunity to test their transportation knowledge against other fairgoers in classic Jeopardy fashion.