MnDOT Receives White House “Champions of Change” Award

The White House honored MnDOT’s Office of Traffic, Safety, and Technology May 8, 2013 as a Champion of Change for its work to reduce fatal and life-changing crashes on Minnesota roadways through the Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems project.

The Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems project is a statewide Intelligent Transportation System effort that will deploy intersection conflict warning systems at up to 50 rural, stop-controlled intersections. Intersection conflict warning systems provide drivers on both the major and minor roads with a dynamic warning of other vehicles approaching the intersection.

“These Champions represent the very best in American leadership, innovation, and progress,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “I’m proud to recognize these transportation leaders who work every day to grow our economy and help us reach our destinations more quickly, efficiently, and safely.”

The White House honors individuals or organizations that have provided exemplary leadership in developing or implementing transportation technology solutions to enhance performance, reduce congestion, improve safety, and facilitate communication across the transportation industry at the local, state, or national level.