Area Transportation Partnership
The current federal transportation funding bill titled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) gives the states flexibility in determining transportation solutions and requires development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. MnDOT has responded by decentralizing the program decision-making process to a more regional level (i.e. the districts). Area Transportation Partnerships were established by each district to facilitate broader input to the project selection process. Every year, the ATPs develop an Annual Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP). ATIPs cover a minimum four-year period. ATIPs include all projects seeking federal aid highway, state highway, and federal transit sources of funding.