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The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan will be used to shape the Department of Transportation’s plans over the next 20 years.
(Published Oct 17, 2012)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced in early October the adoption of the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan 2012-2031.
The updated plan is the result of extensive collaboration among MnDOT, partners, citizens, and stakeholders. The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan is required under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.01, which provides the following:
“The commissioner shall revise the statewide multimodal transportation plan by Jan. 15, 2013, and by Jan. 15 of every four years thereafter. Before final adoption of a revised plan, the commissioner shall hold a hearing to receive public comment on the preliminary draft of the revised plan.
“Each revised statewide multimodal transportation plan must:
(1) incorporate the goals of the state transportation system in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.01;
(2) establish objectives, policies, and strategies for achieving those goals; and
(3) identify performance targets for measuring progress and achievement of transportation system goals, objectives, or policies.”
The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan serves as the framework plan for MnDOT’s family of plans, or the modal plans. This multimodal plan is important because it establishes guidance and priorities for state transportation decisions, which filters down into specific plans for each mode, and into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identifies priority projects and how money will be spent. To keep pace with changing priorities, opportunities, and challenges, the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the different modal plans are updated every four to six years; the STIP is updated annually.
Below are recommendations that were incorporated into the plan as outlined in a cover letter from MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel:
MnDOT is currently in the process of updating the 20-year State Highway Investment Plan. To become involved in this process, please visit the project website or sign-up to receive periodic project updates.
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Contact Anne Finn
Assistant IGR Director
(651) 281-1263 or (800) 925-1122