Bemidji, MN. --- The Northwest District of the Minnesota Department
of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is in the process of updating it's
Long-Range Transportation Plan and is inviting the public to comment
on your transportation concerns.
Long Range Transportation Plan is the Northwest District's 23-year
investment plan for maintaining and improving transportation systems
within its eleven-county service area. Transportation systems
are defined as corridors and include state roadways, transit,
bike/pedestrians, freight, rail, and airports. The Long Range
Transportation Plan identifies performance target levels and measures
for transportation system needs such as pavement condition, safety,
access, rail crossings, adequacy of transit services to name a
few. The plan will culminate with investment priorities to address
gaps between current levels of performance and target levels of
performance based on revenue forecasts for each year from 2008
up to and including 2030.
identified in the District Long Range Transportation Plan will
be consistent with policies set forth in the Minnesota
Statewide Transportation Plan, "Moving People and Freight",
and the Strategic Directions identified in Mn/DOT's
District's District Plan Development
Process outlines the updating process of the Long Range Transportation
Plan commencing in October 2003 and concluding in November 2004.
requesting comments and input from its transportation partners
and customers concerning what they feel to be priorities for transportation
improvements along the corridors they travel. Issues could be
congestion, safety, access, transit, freight movement, rail, airports,
bike/pedestrian, etc. This information will help the Northwest
District determine investment priorities for the 20+ years.
details contact Mike Kamnikar, Mn/DOT District Planning Engineer
at 218-755-4521 or e-mail him at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments can also be taken by Joe Czapiewski, Transportation Planner
at Headwaters Regional Development Commission at 218-444-4732;
Troy Schroeder, Transportation Planner at Northwest Regional Development
Commission at 218-745-6733 or Earl Haugen, Executive Director
at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization