A new system designed to monitor available rest area parking spaces for trucks and communicate that information on highway signs is operational in Wisconsin. WISC Channel 3
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have released freight projections that show that ton-miles on the U.S. transportation system will grow by about half (49 percent) in the next three decades.
"Rooster," an over-the-road trucker, was just one of many callers who connected with Freight Policy Analyst Donna Luley in October, when she appeared on SiriusXM Radio's Road Dog Trucking channel. Sirius Radio Interview Sirius Radio Article
Awareness of a truck parking system is continuing to gain traction in Iowa. A recent interview with representatives from Iowa DOT shows that both the truckers and the traveling public are beginning to take notice of the demand for truck parking on Iowa interstates. The Iowa DOT is also promoting their involvement with TPIMS on [...]
The TPIMS Partnership hit a milestone on November 15 with the launch of Phase II. This phase is expected to last approximately two years. In 2017, each of the eight state transportation agencies will complete their final designs and begin to construct the truck parking system. Construction and testing will continue in 2018. Phase II [...]
Over the past three weeks, TPIMS project team members participated at major conferences in the Midwest. On September 23rd a presentation of the "TPIMS Journey" was delivered to an audience at the ITS Midwest 2016 Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Also, on October 4th, the "TPIMS Journey" presentation was delivered at the National Safety Rest [...]
September 23. 2016 | Final Workshop Provides a Clear Direction for States as They Approach Key Milestone
The fourth and final workshop prior to the 30% design milestone took place in Leawood, Kansas on Sept. 19-20. At this workshop the MAASTO TPIMS Partnership reviewed technical design standards, RFIs and TIGER Grant requirements for moving forward. On the second day of the workshop, the Partnership reviewed the marketing plan for promoting awareness and [...]
Preliminary results from a MAASTO TPIMS-sponsored survey looking at truck parking issues in the Midwest have been released. The survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) was made available electronically to all commercial truck drivers, independent operators, fleet managers, associated professionals and members of trucking organizations. The information collected will assist the project [...]
The deadline to submit a Request for Information (RFI) involving data sharing, parking availability detection technology and/or procurement and private industry participation was September 12th. Eleven national and international vendors responded to the RFI's. The Partnership will review the RFI's and contact all vendors in a the coming weeks.
At the conclusion of the MAASTO Annual Conference, the entire TPIMS Partnership Team met for Workshop #3. The Partnership finalized many design and operations questions as well as finalized the language for three RFI’s that are now posted on the Trucks Park Here website. Workshop #4 will be the last time the TPIMS Partnership will [...]