Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Planning & Programming


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What is Planning and Programming?

MnDOT’s Planning and Programming responsibilities consist of a range of activities. These include writing plans, conducting data analysis, reviewing performance outcomes, and managing the capital program.

Current Activities

MnDOT is creating a Statewide Pedestrian System Plan for Minnesota. Walking is a key element of the state’s transportation. The plan will help MnDOT understand the walking needs of communities that state highways serve and prioritize future investment and policy to create a fully walkable system. Learn more about the plan and how to get involved.

As required by Minnesota Laws 2017, 1st Special Session, Chapter 3, Section 124, MnDOT has developed a Project Selection Policy for state highway construction projects. Learn more about the new project selection policy.

MnDOT is undertaking the Advancing Transportation Equity initiative to better understand how the transportation system, services and decisions-making processes help or hinder the lives of people in underserved and underrepresented communities in Minnesota. Specifically, MnDOT wants to identify key actions that transportation agencies can take to make meaningful change. Follow the project.

News & Notes

Our work doesn't stop once a plan is updated. The Family of Plans is where MnDOT and our transportation partners communicate what we plan to do. We identify how we will invest, what strategies to implement and specific activities to complete in order to make progress towards the Minnesota GO Vision. To learn more about our key activities visit Minnesotago.org.