CTS at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:00am to Friday, August 26, 2011 - 9:00am
United States

CTS and the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Institute once again exhibited transportation-related attractions at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair on August 25 and 26.

The exhibit included Gridlock Buster, an interactive traffic-control game designed by the ITS Institute and Web Courseworks. The game incorporates tools and ideas used by traffic engineers every day to give players a taste of what it’s like to manage traffic flow.

Fair-goers also viewed SafeRoadMaps.org, a powerful and visually innovative crash-mapping tool that maps every roadway fatality in the nation, down to the local level. Site features allow visitors to learn about top rural and urban hot zones, search for crashes along a specific route, and more.

In this year's rounds of Transportation Jeopardy!, contestants competed for cool prizes by testing their transportation knowledge. Emcees were Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, on August 25, and Don Theisen, Washington County public works director, on August 26.