MDOT unveils I-94 Truck Parking Information and Management SystemContact: Nick Schirripa, MDOT Office of Communications,
- Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS) delivers real-time parking availability information to truck drivers along the I-94 corridor.
- Commercial traffic accounts for 23 to 30 percent of all traffic on I-94 in southwest Michigan, some of the highest commercial volumes in all of the Midwest.
- Drivers will be notified through dynamic roadside truck parking signs, websites, smartphone apps, and connected vehicle equipment.
September 3, 2014 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has activated the I-94 Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS), a system that assesses truck parking availability along the I-94 corridor in southwest Michigan and delivers real-time parking availability information to truck drivers. The project is federally funded under the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Truck Parking Facilities Discretionary Grants Program.
MDOT is using a number of high-tech methods of sharing parking availability information, including dynamic roadside truck parking signs, MDOT's Mi Drive traffic information website (www.michigan.gov/drive), Truck Smart Parking Services website and smartphone applications (www.trucksmartparkingservices.com), and a fleet of pilot trucks equipped with on-board connected vehicle equipment.
For more information on the TPIMS project and how to access the truck parking availability information, watch MDOT's video news release at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC-4SUR0ZM8.
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