The Minnesota Department of Transportation accepted comments on three key draft transportation plans through Oct. 14, 2016. The 20-year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan and Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan are now final. You can read the final plans and see MnDOT’s response to comments below. See MnDOT's press release on the final plans.
A revised draft of the Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan and second public comment period on the plan will be available later this spring.
Minnesota’s 12,000-mile state highway system plays a key role in supporting the state’s economy and quality of life. Businesses rely on the system to move their goods and raw materials throughout the state. In addition, state highways connect Minnesotans to other transportation networks and to state, national and global markets. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining this system. The 20-Year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan is MnDOT’s vehicle for deciding and communicating capital investment priorities for the system for the next 20 years.
The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan is Minnesota’s highest level policy plan for transportation. It is a 20-year plan based on the Minnesota GO Vision for a transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment and the economy. The plan is for all types of transportation and all transportation partners. It is about more than just roadways and more than just the Minnesota Department of Transportation. It evaluates the status of the entire transportation system, takes into account what is changing, and provides direction for moving forward over the next 20 years.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is committed to supporting public transit service in Greater Minnesota that is safe, efficient and responsive to customer needs. By preserving current public transportation systems and investing in improvements to service, the Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan’s strategies will improve mobility options for all Greater Minnesotans regardless of age, ethnicity, income or disability.