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Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership

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Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (ATP) covers 12 counties in Central Minnesota:

  • Benton
  • Cass
  • Crow Wing
  • Isanti
  • Kanabec
  • Mille Lacs
  • Morrison
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Todd
  • Wadena
  • Wright

Get involved

Comment on our regional priorities

Each year, we develop an Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) that lists the state, regional and local transportation priorities for most of the area encompassed by MnDOT District 3. The regional priorities listed in the ATIP are then recommended for inclusion in Minnesota's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Attend our next meeting

  • Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

More information

  • October to January: Solicit projects
  • February: Evaluate and prioritize projects
  • March: Draft ATIP
  • April: Public comment and review period
  • May: Submit draft ATIP to MnDOT Central Office
  • June: Draft STIP review and comment
  • July: STIP approval by Commissioner

Central Minnesota ATP membershipconsists of 18 voting and six non-voting members comprised of individuals representing counties, cities, regional planning agencies, tribal nations, transit, MnDOT, and other transportation interests.

Voting members

  • Darrick Anderson, Cass County Engineer, Region 5 Development Commission
  • Paul Brandmire, St. Cloud City Councilmember, St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
  • Art Chase, Leech Lake Band Director of Transportation, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Raeanne Danielowski, Sherburne County Commissioner, ATP Chair, Region 7W
  • Loren Fellbaum, Todd County Public Works Engineer, County Engineers, North Half
  • Chad Gramentz, Kanabec County Public Works Director, East Central Regional Development Commission
  • Jim Hallgren, Assistant District Engineer-Program Delivery & Traffic, MnDOT District 3
  • Vicki Johnson, Senior Transportation Planner, St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
  • Mike Kedrowski, Planning Manager, St. Cloud Metro Transit Center
  • Greg Kimman, City of Little Falls Public Works Director/Engineer, City Engineers, North Half
  • Matt Leonard, City of Monticello Public Works Director/Engineer, City Engineers, South Half
  • Mike Moilanen, Mille Lacs Band Director of Planning & Project Management, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • Chuck Parins, Little Falls Township Chairperson, ATP Vice Chair, Region 5 Development Commission
  • Joe Perske, Stearns County Commissioner, Region 7W
  • Genny Reynolds, Mille Lacs County Commissioner, East Central Regional Development Commission
  • Jodi Teich, Stearns County Engineer, County Engineers, South Half
  • Angie Tomovic, Assistant District Engineer-State Aid, MnDOT District 3
  • Vacant, Rural Transit

Non-voting members

  • Stephanie Castellanos, Public Engagement Coordinator, MnDOT District 3
  • Tom Cruikshank, Principal Planner, MnDOT District 3
  • Tad Erickson, Senior Regional Development Planner, Region 5 Development Commission
  • Klara Grochulska, Grant Coordinator, MnDOT, Transit Office
  • Victoria Hunkus, Transit Project Manager, Northeast Minnesota Central Minnesota, MnDOT, Transit Office
  • Jeff Lenz, Engineering Specialist/Program Coordinator, MnDOT District 3
  • Christine Neary, Transit Project Manager, Northeast Minnesota Central Minnesota, MnDOT, Transit Office-Duluth
  • Mary Nieken, Administrative Assistant, Recorder, MnDOT District 3
  • Penny Simonsen, Transportation Director, East Central Regional Development Commission
  • Steve Voss, Planning Director, MnDOT District 3

Central Minnesota ATP considers the transportation priorities of the area’s partnerships:

  • Region Five Development Commission
  • Region 7W Transportation Policy Board
  • East Central Regional Development Commission
  • St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
  • MnDOT District 3 Office

How the STIP is tied into the CHIP

The STIP is created by drawing projects from the Capital Highway Investment Plan (CHIP), the 10-year plan of which the first four years are the STIP and years 5-10 are the work plan years.