Regional Truck Parking Information and Management Systems have a benefit-to-cost ratio of 4.27.

Assessment of Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) Regional Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS).

Date Posted

Regional Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) TIGER Proposal 2015

Summary Information

Kansas, in partnership with Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin were awarded a $25 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program grant to implement a regional Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS), referred to as the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) TPIMS Project. The MAASTO TPIMS, the first regional system to be implemented in the US, is designed to reduce parking search time and provide safer parking options through the collection and dissemination of real-time parking availability using smartphone applications, dynamic road signage, websites and parking facilities.

The system was scheduled for deployment in September 2018 will monitor the availability of truck parking across 150 parking sites in the region.


  • State(s) Deployed Across
  • Number of Deployed Rest Areas
  • Minnesota
  • 3 DOT
  • Kentucky
  • 2 DOT, 2 Private
  • Indiana, Kentucky
  • 13 DOT, 5 Private
  • Ohio, Indiana, Kansas
  • 32 DOT, 21 Private
  • Kentucky
  • 1 DOT, 3 Private
  • Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky
  • 14 DOT, 23 Private
  • Iowa
  • 14 DOT, 10 Private
  • Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota
  • 16 DOT, 11 Private
  • Kansas
  • 4 DOT

A benefit-to-cost estimated for the MAASTO TPIMS estimated as part of the 2015 TIGER Grant application using the TIGER BCA Resource Guide was based on project performance data collected from the eight participating states.


Over the life of the system, the BCA calculated safety, travel time, and environmental benefits totaling over $403 million, with a benefit-to-cost ratio of 4.27 (assuming deployment costs of approximate $37 million).
The BCA was calculated using the following assumptions:

  • 10 percent annual reduction in number of driver-fatigue-related crashes
  • 15 minutes per driver searching for parking
  • 80 percent utilization of parking spaces under TPIMS deployment.