Minnesota Department of Transportation

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MnDOT is dedicated to the efficient movement of freight and commodities within Minnesota, including the movement of freight by truck, rail, water, and air. The freight office is engaged in many activities related to both freight planning and operations.

News and Notices

Weight Enforcement Investment Plan

MnDOT has released a new plan for weigh station and truck safety improvements over the next ten years. The plan was developed jointly with the Minnesota State Patrol. Learn more by visiting the weight enforcement investment plan page.

Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee hosts Central Minnesota Freight Forum

The Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee in collaboration with the MnDOT is set to host a freight forum in Central Minnesota on Friday May 31, 2019 at the Saint Cloud Rivers Edge Conference Center.

Three Projects selected as part of the Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program

MnDOT has selected three projects improving rail service in the state, including $1 million to the City of Becker to add a 7,000-foot rail spur to a new processing facility, $450,000 for new rail infrastructure for a new soybean processing and biodiesel facility and $101,139 to replace a railroad bridge over Rice Creek in New Brighton. The Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program is designed to rehabilitate deteriorating rail lines, improve rail-shipping opportunities and preserve and maintain abandoned rail corridors for future transportation uses.

FHWA Approves Minnesota Statewide Freight System and Investment Plan

On January 23, 2018, MnDOT received notification from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that MnDOT’s statewide plan met the requirements of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) for State Freight Plans. To view the plan, visit our statewide freight plan page.