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The Minnesota Traffic Observatory (MTO) is a transportation laboratory focusing on testing and evaluation of new transportation management and operational strategies and traveler information technologies.

MTO Fact Sheet (1.2 MB PDF).

Minnesota Traffic Observatory

790 Civil Engineering Bldg.
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
University of Minnesota
500 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ph: 612-626-5492
E-mail: hourdos@umn.edu

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Traffic Management Laboratory

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