How we select transit projects
Project selection is the decision to fund a project and add it to the list of projects to be funded. Selected projects are listed in the 4-year Preliminary Project Report and the 4-year State Transportation Improvement Program.
MnDOT selects projects within categories based on types of projects and funding programs. Each category and program has a separate process to evaluate, prioritize and select projects. The 2020 Solicitation Summary Report Describes our Current Solicitation Processes.
4 Year Preliminary Project Reports
The 4-Year Preliminary Project Reports details OTAT’s capital investments for the next four years for Greater Minnesota Transit. The Preliminary Project Reports are updated frequently to remove projects that are moving to contract status, adjust timing of existing planned projects, and add new planned projects. The primary purpose of the documents are to communicate programmed replacement vehicles and planned large capital transit projects over the next 4 years.
2020 Solicitation Summary Report
The report below provides an overview of the decision making process for the Office of Transit and Active Transportation. It increases the transparency of the decision-making process, particularly by providing information to enable comparisons between projects that are selected and those that are not. This report is intended to document the 2020 solicitation process and summarize the results. It does not include any analysis of the solicitation processes or recommendation for changes/improvements to said processes.