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Federal Agencies Name Minnesota DOT National Transportation Planning Excellence Award Winner

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) jointly awarded the MnSHIP plan with their Transportation Planning Excellence Award. SRF is proud to have worked with MnDOT on this plan.

The Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan guides the state DOT’s investment decisions on 12,000 miles of state highway over 20 years. The plan provided for $18 billion to be invested, although projected needs total $30 billion. Using risk performance and scenario-based planning techniques, MnDOT developed priorities – safety, new multi-modal connections, economic development, and quality of life improvements – to minimize the impact of that $12 billion gap. The project team used a variety of creative communication techniques, such as an online interactive scenario tool and online map, in addition to traditional strategies, to educate and engage the public. The site received more than 900 visitors, 565 of which provided input.