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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

November 5, 2003
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
Carol Wolosz, Program Coordinator, NATSRL (218) 726-7446

UMD and MN/DOT Host Second Annual Transportation Research Day
Thursday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The University of Minnesota's (UMD) Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratories (NATSRL) will showcase their on-going transportation research efforts during the second annual Transportation Research Day. The event will be held at Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) District One Headquarters at 1123 Mesaba Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13.

UMD faculty and student researchers will present synopses of their research projects, from analyses of snowplow and maintenance fleet operations in the Northland, to on going updates on technical data and sensor usage to manage traffic and road conditions.

NATSRL was established in 2001 to address transportation-related issues specific to the northern climates and small urban areas. Current projects cover a wide range of topics, including visual and electronic traffic and road sensors, traffic flow and management, and benchmarking of road maintenance equipment.

For more information, please call the NATSRL Program Office at (218) 726-7446 or (218) 726-8651.

Directions: Take I-35 to Mesaba Avenue Exit. Follow Mesaba Avenue (T.H. 194) to top of hill (4th Traffic signal) and turn left. Mn/DOT's entrance to the parking lot will be on the right. Ample free parking is available. Refreshments will be served.

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