Minnesota Department of Transportation

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South Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership

Transportation Planning in MnDOT District 7

ATP Applications

Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives (TA) is a competitive grant opportunity for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects (recommended $100,000 minimum) for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. ATP-7 will be selecting projects for 2022.

Greater Minnesota applicants submit a letter of intent describing the key components of their project (deadline is Oct. 31, 2017). A regional representative will contact applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a federally funded project prior to local communities and regional agencies submitting a full grant application.

Surface Transportation Program (STP) for local projects

Small Urban — city street/bridges (Applications due Feb. 13, 2018)

Funds are designated for street/bridge improvements on city federal aid routes. Eligible applicants are cities with populations of 5,000 or more. In ATP 7, this includes Fairmont, Mankato, New Prague, New Ulm, North Mankato, St. Peter, Waseca and Worthington.

Rural — county roads/bridges

Funds are designated for street/bridge improvements on county federal aid routes outside the boundaries of small urban areas.. Eligible applicants are all counties in ATP 7. This includes counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Nobles, Rock, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan.

Local transit capital

Funds are designated for bus replacements. Eligible applicants are the public transit systems. May be funded with either STP Small Urban or STP Rural funds. For more information, go to www.dot.state.mn.us/transit/

Statewide-managed programs

  • Railroad Crossings: Funds are designated for gates and signal improvements and crossing closures on any public road with a railroad crossing. Eligible applicants are all counties and cities with populations of 5,000 or more. Rail improvement solicitation will be managed by the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations (Rail Section).
  • Off-system bridges: Funds are designed for bridge improvements that are not on any federal aid route. Eligible applicants are cities with populations of 5,000 or more and the county in which the bridge lies. Township bridges are eligible with a county sponsor. Off-system bridge solicitation will be managed through the Office of State Aid.
  • Transportation Economic Development (TED)

Highway Safety Improvement Projects (HSIP)

The Fall 2018 Greater Minnesota Local HSIP Solicitation is now available. The format and process of the solicitation will be identical to last year with one exception: local projects that partner with a MnDOT District will need to subject to the scoring process of the District Application. Further information is available online in the District HSIP guidance.

For more information visit: www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/safety/hsip.html

Applications are due November 21, 2018.

MnDOT—National Highway System/Surface Transportation/Highway Safety and State Transportation Funds

Statewide Performance Program

National Highway System

  • Bridge maintenance
  • Interstate pavement and non-Interstate National Highway System pavement maintenance

District Risk Management Program (DRMP)

  • Non-principal arterials system (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/cims/)
  • Bridges and pavement
  • Roadside infrastructure
  • Other Safety
  • District Regional and Community Improvement Priorities (RCIP)
  • Project support activities (i.e. right-of-way, consultant design)

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

Safety improvement program to be managed by Office of Traffic Safety

  • 2022 funding guidance will be available in December 2017 (additional information on inflation adjustments, contingency funding)