4.0 SCHEDULE AND RESPONSIBILITY
Table 4-1 highlights the proposed data collection schedule for the tolling test plan. Table 4-2 provides information on the data collection schedule. The data on transponder purchases, including zip code of record, vehicle model, and commercial vehicles will be provided on a monthly basis starting in August, 2009. The data on daily individual level MnPASS transactions on the HOT lanes from Burnsville Parkway to I-494 and the PDSL will be provided on a monthly basis starting in October 2009. This schedule will enable the Battelle team to examine the data for completeness and accuracy. Data collection will continue through November 2011 to provide a full year of post-deployment data on the HOT lanes from I-494 to 46th Street, which will be operational by October 2010.
|Project Element||Implementation Date||Post-Deployment Data Collection|
|HOT Lanes – Burnsville Parkway to I-494||9-Oct||10/09 – 11/11|
|PDSL – 46th Street to Downtown Mpls.||9-Oct||1/10 – 11/11|
|HOT Lanes – I-494 to 46th Street||10-Oct||10/10 – 11/11|
|Data Element||Collection Frequency|
Daily Individual Level Transactions
|Aggregate Statistics on Tolling Rates, Traffic Volumes, and Violations||Monthly|
|Minnesota State Patrol|
The resource requirements for this test plan are outlined below.
- Mn/DOT will provide the MnPASS data from the system operator in electronic format to the Battelle team on a monthly basis. The MnPASS data will include the number of transponders sold and the zip code of record, vehicle model, and commercial vehicles for the purchased transponders. Daily individual transaction level data will be provided, along with summaries of toll, traffic, and violation statistics on a monthly basis. Data provided quarterly will include transponder use by zip code and commercial vehicles.
- Mn/DOT and the Minnesota State Patrol will provide violation and citation data to the Battelle team on a monthly basis.
- Battelle team members will analyze the data, conduct the analysis, and prepare the interim and final reports.