Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Freight, Railroads and Waterways Planning

Current projects and studies

Manufacturers' Perspectives on Minnesota's Transportation System (Ongoing)
Since 2013, MnDOT has been interviewing Minnesota businesses to get feedback and better understand their specific freight transportation requirements. The Metro District and District 6 Manufacturers' Perspectives projects are now underway in Minnesota. Visit the website for more information and to see the completed projects.

2015 Statewide Rail Plan Update (Fall 2015)
Now in process for its legislatively mandated five-year update, the Minnesota State Rail Plan will provide an overall vision for effective use of the state’s freight and passenger rail network and its future development. The plan will identify priority rail corridors, programs, and projects that offer effective improvements or expansion for passenger and freight travel in and out of Minnesota.

Recently completed studies and plans (2010-17)