It never fails, or so it seems. You’re in a hurry to get somewhere in the Twin Cities and traffic has come to standstill on a major freeway in St. Paul or across the river in Minneapolis.
You’re not imagining things. Based upon the recently released Minnesota Go Statewide Freight System and Investment plan, no less than ten of Minnesota’s top highway bottlenecks related to travel time and delay are in the Twin Cities.
It’s little wonder that this area containing the largest amount of the state’s population also ranks high in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s report as the center of passenger activity and the movement of goods in Minnesota.
All of that highway congestion leads to frustration for truck drivers, especially those who are maneuvering around delays to make just-in-time deliveries.
No one is suggesting an implementation of rules like those seen in New York City in recent years where drivers needing to make deliveries are required to do so during the overnight hours to avoid major traffic tie-ups.
MnDOT is focusing on places where high amounts freight and passenger traffic come together to create congestion largely caused by rush hour traffic, crashes, and construction delays.
MnDOT believes it’s already having an impact with additional MnPass Lanes, a 511-traveler information line, and other intermodal technologies.
Strategic Transportation is doing its part by paying attention to designated truck routes and Complete Streets planning to assist with congestion management solutions.
It begins with knowing your surroundings. Strategic Transportation believes in offering a professional consultation to get an idea of your needs. Let us worry about potential delays and problems with freight efficiency; we’re ready to make your shipment happen on your schedule.
Strategic Transportation is about creating a personalized transportation experience that fits your needs in St. Paul, MN and other destinations across the country. Call Strategic Transportation today at (651) 433-7310 and we’ll help you create the perfect transportation strategy for all of your goods and cargo.