MSP Post Meeting Presentation

April  24th
Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) Tour
Tour cap is 30 people. Sign up ASAP to ensure your spot!
Presentation Synopsis:

Located in Roseville, the Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) is where State Patrol, MnDOT Maintenance, and MnDOT Freeway Operations work together to quickly detect, respond to and remove incidents off of our freeway systems.  This work is essential to maximize the efficiency of our roads.  This presentation highlights the role the RTMC plays in managing daily traffic, incidents, and special events.  Tour will begin promptly at 4 PM and last approximately 1 hour.  Social hour to follow.


Brian Kary, RTMC Director of Traffic Operations

Brian Kary has worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation since 1999.  His work with the department has included working in Freeway Operations, Traffic Analysis, and Incident Management.  In his current position, Mr. Kary oversees the daily operations of the Regional Transportation Management Center, which includes the MnPASS system, the FIRST program, ramp metering, and the freeway operations group.  He also has oversight over the design and integration of new traffic management systems deployed for MnDOT.

Meeting Location:

MnDOT Regional Transportation Management Center
MnDOT Waters Edge Building
1500 County Road B2
Roseville, MN 55113

Free parking available adjacent to the MnDOT facility.


Tour to begin at 4 PM and will last approximately 1 hour.  Social hour to follow at Stout’s Pub starting at 5:45 PM.  Address is 1611 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN.

Please RSVP by no later than Friday, April 19th, 2019 with your intent to either partake in the optional $23 social hour or for the presentation only.


RSVPs (with or without happy hour) are Required.   Deadline not later than Friday, April 19th, 2019.

To RSVP please use the following Eventbrite link:

Scholarship Application Period is Now Open

The deadline for scholarship application is April 5, 2019.

The application period is now open for students to apply for one of the three $1,500 scholarships the Post has available. Application packets are available for downloading at the links below. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 5th, 2019.

Annually, the SAME Minneapolis‑Saint Paul Post will be granting three scholarships.   Currently, two (2) one-time $1500.00 scholarships are awarded, and one (1) $1500.00 multi-year scholarship is awarded ($6000.00 max).  The application period is typically during the months of February and March, with the packet being due for submission in the first week of April.   An application packet is available for downloading at the links below.

If you know someone who is deserving of a scholarship, please urge the young person to apply for one the Post’s scholarships.  Applicants are rated in a number of areas including academics, school activities, and community activities.  High school seniors and post-secondary students are eligible if they are either:

  • Children, grandchildren, or siblings, of members of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Post.  Sponsoring members must be a SAME Minneapolis-Saint Paul Post member for the current year and have been a member of the Post for a minimum of at least one year prior to the current year.
  • Student Members of the SAME Minneapolis-Saint Paul Post who will be registered as full-time post-secondary students in the fall of the year of selection.  Applicants under this category must be registered through SAME as a Student Member; student memberships are free for full-time undergraduates at an accredited college or university, or high school students.

Applicants must be registered as full-time post-secondary students in the fall of the year of selection and be majoring in an accredited engineering, science, math, or technology-related field and/or disciplines that will specifically support these fields of study.

A committee of Post members evaluates the applications.  All applications are kept confidential, and only the winners are announced.  For additional information, please contact at or 651.290.5576.  Scholarship Application Packages can be downloaded from the following links.