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Transportation Mode Lib Game

A Fill-in-the-Blank Story About How You Move in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is updating the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. This plan sets policy for all types of transportation in Minnesota to create a transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment and our economy.

This activity is a chance to tell MnDOT about your experiences and help shape transportation in Minnesota. It’s as easy as:

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How does this game work?

If you’re familiar with Mad Libs, this activity works just like that. However, you don’t need to have ever heard of Mab Libs to play along. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  • Step 1: In the first step we ask you to choose different types of words. Pick a word, any word, that matches the type of word in the prompt. Make them as serious or silly as you like. The fun part is seeing how your random words turn into a story in Step 2.
  • Step 2: In Step 2, we will automatically create a story about transportation using the words you provided. The story might not make much sense, but that’s ok! It’s just for fun (we hope you get a laugh or two). It’s easy to update the story with answers that are more accurate for your life.
  • Step 3: Submit your story for MnDOT to read, and that’s it! We hope you enjoy making your story and that you consider sharing this link with other people. Each Mode Lib story helps strengthen the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan.

Step One

Have some fun filling in a single unique word or phrase for each blank shown below. Then generate your transportation story, Mad Libs-style. (Don’t worry, you can change them later.)

Step Two

Read through the (silly? funny? surprisingly accurate?) transportation tale that your submitted words generated.

Edit your Story

It’s time to put your serious hat on and fill in the editable spaces below with honest answers. Click into each underlined text box and type a new entry.

I am a character trait job or hobby with number ideas for the future of transportation in Minnesota!

For the past few years, I would go to place almost every day to verb. These trips were adjective. I would use transportation option most often because I needed a adjective way to get there. In an ideal world I would be able to move around using transportation option to get to place.

Life has changed a lot since April, when our normal routines changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, I go to place way more often, but go to place much less frequently. Instead of transportation option you used to use now I take my transportation option and it is adjective. Over the last 6 months, I realized I would like to action more in the future.

Ever since change in your life or your community it has been adjective to go to place by transportation option. I feel especially emotion about that.

The easiest way to take short trips around my community is easy transportation option. Someday, I hope that: big change to transportation in your community.

How accurate is your Mode Lib story?

That’s no problem, because making edits is easy! Go ahead and change each blank in the story above to make it more accurate for your life.

Done editing your Mode Lib story?

We hope you enjoyed creating it and we’re excited to read it! The following blanks provide optional demographic data to MnDOT and will not be used to identify you.

I live in and would describe myself as years old, , and . My story will help plan the future of transportation in Minnesota!

Back to word list Illustration by Noah Lawrence-Holder

Step Three

Thank you for your submission! Your Mode Lib story will help MnDOT to have a fuller understanding of Minnesotans’ transportation interests and needs. Check out some additional helpful actions you can take.

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Encourage other people to share their stories

Send this link to your friends, families or social media accounts. The more stories we get from Minnesotans across the state, the more MnDOT can create a Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan that works for everyone. Use the links below to share this website through Facebook, Twitter, an email, or an SMS text message.

Learn more about Minnesota GO

More information about the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan or more opportunities to share input, please visit

Minnesota Department of Transportation