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Jan. 5, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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MnDOT seeks public input for Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to a hearing about future needs and priorities for transit investment in Greater Minnesota on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at various locations statewide.


The public hearing will take place from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., via videoconference at 15 different MnDOT locations, including Detroit Lakes, 1000 Highway 10 West, and Morris, 610 Highway 9 South. MnDOT representatives and transit officials will be on hand to answer questions about the plan. 


People unable to attend the public hearing in person may join from their home computer using Adobe Connect, a free, web-based conferencing tool that allows participants to hear plan presentations and submit comments via phone or Internet in real time. Instructions for accessing the public hearing via Adobe Connect are available at


The Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan quantifies future transit need in Greater Minnesota, estimates the cost of providing additional transit service to meet future need and sets priorities for future transit investment. The plan’s goal is to reduce unmet transit needs by:


A printed copy of the plan is available for review at the MnDOT Central Office in St. Paul, 395 John Ireland Blvd., or at the MnDOT District 4 office in Detroit Lakes, 1000 Highway 10 West. To request a copy in an alternative format, call 651-366-4718 or e-mail


To request an ASL interpreter or other reasonable accommodations at the public hearing, call 651-366-4718 or e-mail by Wednesday, Jan. 12. 


Those interested in commenting on the plan can visit, or contact Fay Cleaveland, transportation planner, at 651-366-4194; Participants also can fax comments to 651-366-4192 or mail to:


Minnesota Department of Transportation
Fay Cleaveland, Office of Transit
Mail Stop 430
395 John Ireland Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155


Comments should be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., Jan. 24.


For more information on the Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan, visit


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