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Southeast Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (ATP 6)

MnDOT District 6 includes Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties.
Contacts for Metro District


F.Y. 2027 road and bridge project solicitation

Carbon Reduction Program

Transportation alternatives

  • Transportation Alternatives FY 2028 Solicitation (Coming Fall 2023)


An ATP is a group of traditional and non-traditional Transportation Planning Partners including representatives from MnDOT, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), Regional Development Commissions (RDC), counties, cities, tribal governments, special interests, and the public that have the responsibility of developing a regional transportation improvement program for their area of the state. The ATP process was introduced in the early 1990’s to ensure stakeholder participation in the investment of federal transportation funding. The ATP process provides for early and continuous involvement in the development of the State Transportation Improvement Plan, a four year list of projects that are expected to be done within that timeframe.

Project programming

Each year, an Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) is developed that lists the state, regional, and local transportation priorities for the 11 counties encompassed by MnDOT District 6.  The regional priorities listed in the ATIP are then recommended for inclusion in Minnesota’s STIP.

An update to the ATIP is done yearly and is based on the state fiscal year beginning in July and ending in June.  Updated draft ATIPs are available and posted in mid-April.

Here is a link to the latest D6 Draft ATIP 2024-2027 MnDOT Projects:

Here is a link to the latest D6 Draft ATIP 2024-2027 Local Projects:

Provide comments on the ATIP using this comment form link.

Once the STIP is approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), major changes to federally funded projects must be approved through a formal amendment process by FHWA/FTA. Lesser changes or the correction of incorrect information in the STIP can be accomplished through the Administrative Modification process which does not require federal approval. FHWA and MnDOT have developed Guidance for STIP Amendments and Administrative Modifications (PDF).

For information specific to ATP 6’s MPO projects, the following links can be used:

For information specific to a transit project in ATP-6 or transit project selection, the following link can be used.

Project change process

In ATP 6, changes specific to the approved ATIP projects are listed in the monthly Meeting notes, and are also listed on a statewide summary of changes on the Office of Planning and Programming’s STIP webpage under STIP links.

ATP 6’s pending and approved federal formal amendments can be viewed via this link STIP Formal Amendments which is a statewide summary.

ATP 6 schedule of activities

  • September - January: Solicit projects
  • February: Develop regional lists
  • March - April: Develop Draft ATIP
  • May: Public Review and Comment
  • June: Draft STIP review and comment
  • July - August: STIP Approval by Commissioner
  • September - October: STIP Approval by Federal Transportation Authorities

Upcoming meetings

Meetings occur the 2nd Friday of the month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public.

  • April 14, 2023 - In-person and Virtual
  • May 12, 2023 - In-person and Virtual

* In person meeting will be held at the MnDOT District 6 Headquarters Building.

*  For virtual meeting links, please see the meeting agenda.  Agendas will be posted a minimum of 3-days prior to scheduled meeting date.

Meeting notes, agendas and documents

ATP 6 operating procedures & policies

Note: ATP 6 reviews operating procedures yearly at the September or October meeting for any improvements or updates needed to procedures or policies.  If updates are needed a sub-committee will be created for recommending updates.


The District 6 ATP includes MnDOT staff, city, county and Tribal representatives and representatives from local metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).

ATP 6 MPO members:

Questions of comments?

ATP 6 welcomes comments and questions on ATP activities including ATIP project programming.  Submit your comments and questions using this comment form link.

Or contact:

Kurt Wayne
Planning Director of Transportation