D7 ATP Information
Counties covered by MnDOT's District 7 area are:
- Blue Earth
- Le Sueur
What is Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)?
MnDOT created ATP to emphasize greater public involvement in preparation of transportation plans and programs.
There are eight ATPs in Minnesota (one for each Mn/DOT District area).
Every year, the ATPs develop an Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) which cover a minimum four-year period. ATIPs include all projects seeking federal aid highway, state trunk highway, and federal transit sources of funding.
The ATP 7 is working to meet the goals of new federal transportation law - MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).To distribute the funds a Statewide Performance Program was created to allow Minnesota to meet performance targets on the National Highway System - a key focus of MAP-21.
New funding programs in MAP-21 include:
- National Highway Performance Program (National Highway System includes all principle arterials)
- Surface Transportation Program (Non principle arterial roadways - state, city, county, transit capital, off-system bridges)
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (highway safety & rail)
- Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (Metro only)
- Metropolitan Planning (includes Mankato/North Mankato area)
- Transportation Alternatives Program (Safe Routes to School, recreational trails, former enhancements, other)
ATP 7 solicits projects for:
- Surface Transportation Program (small urban and rural road and bridge; and transit capital)
- Transportation Alternatives Program (within a statewide framework)
2016-2019 ATIP (draft)
The 2015-2018 STIP (approved)
Current project maps
- ATP 7 state highway construction program 2015-2018
- ATP 7 parks and trails enhancement projects
- ATP 7 2015-2018 local projects
- ATP 7 2016-2019 draft STIP
Capital Highway Investment Proposal - State Highways (CHIP)
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
The Transportation Alternatives Program is a competitive grant for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. ATP-7 has selected projects for 2019 and in April grant recipients were announced.
For more information:
- TAP program eligibility requirements and regional contacts,
- TAP Letter of Intent form, www.mndot.gov/map-21/pdf/tap-loi.pdf
- Safe Routes to School program, www.mndot.gov/saferoutes/grants.html
- Minnesota Scenic Byways, www.mndot.gov/scenicbyways/
Current and past Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs are available on MnDOT’s Web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/stateplan