I-94 truck parking information system expands


The Michigan Department of Transportation Thursday announced it’s expanding the Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS) with new parking locations at the I-275 Carleton Rest Area, the I-75 Monroe Welcome Center, and six I-94 rest areas in Richmond, Adair, Belleville, Grass Lake, Chelsea, and Sandstone. There also will be nine new signs added to inform drivers of available parking, according to a statement from MDOT.

TPIMS is a system that monitors truck parking at numerous locations along I-94 and delivers real-time parking availability information to truck drivers. In 2014, MDOT began the program with nine parking sites along the I-94 corridor in southwest Michigan, and today monitors 1,100 truck parking spaces.

When the system is fully operational in January, drivers will be receive parking availability information through TPIMS-related dynamic messaging signs, mobile device applications, and traveler information websites. More information is available at TrucksParkHere.com.

MDOT said I-94 in Michigan carries some of the highest commercial volumes in all of the Midwest. Trucks account for between 23 to 30 percent of all traffic in the corridor, making it the highest concentration of commercial vehicles on interstate highways in Michigan.