The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is crafting a long-range vision for all types of transportation in the state. This vision will help to better align the transportation system with what Minnesotan’s expect for their quality of life, economy and natural environment.
Through Minnesota GO, MnDOT, the Citizens League and the Unversity of Minnesota will engage Minnesotans from all walks of life in both online and in-person activities to help craft a transportation vision for generations. This collective vision will help MnDOT and other partners set priorities and goals, as well as inform a statewide multimodal transportation plan by early 2012.
- Learn Minnesotans’ ideas and outlook on issues relating to transportation
- Create a vision for transportation in Minnesota
- Affirm existing or develop new principles for long-range policies and strategies
- Highlight possibilities to include in the next Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan
- Why develop a vision?
- A vision will help MnDOT and its partners set priorities, goals and expectations for our transportation system. It will help to better align the transportation system with what Minnesotan’s expect for their quality of life, economy and natural environment.
- Why 50 years?
- Fifty years simply represents a longer planning horizon rather than a specific year or date that can bring additional trends and scenarios in the picture. It also necessitates consideration of future generations.
- What’s the final product of Minnesota GO and how will it be used?
- The final product of Minnesota GO will be a vision statement – a description of the future Minnesotans desire – and set of principles to guide policies and strategies. These will form the framework for the next statewide multimodal transportation plan, which will advance the vision and guide investments in specific systems (highway, rail, transit, non-motorized, etc.) over the next 20 years.
- What’s the timeline?
- February to October 2011. MnDOT intends to hold a public hearing on the draft vision on October 4, followed by a comment period until October 20, concluding with the adoption of the vision on October 28, 2011.
- Will the vision address all modes of transportation or just highways?
- All modes, in addition to related topics.
- How can I be involved?
- A range of opportunities will be offered online here on CitiZing throughout the public process (March – October), and in-person workshops will be held throughout the state in May and June. Public hearing will be held on October 4, 2011.
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