Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Metro Area Transportation Planning

MnDOT's Role in Metro Area Transit

MnDOT contributes to transitways by providing transit advantages on state highways. Transit advantages facilitate moving more people faster along existing highways by bypassing peak-hour congestion. MnDOT also assists the Met Council and county transit authorities in planning, designing, financing and constructing light rail and commuter rail lines.

Why transit?

Transit connects people to jobs, family, schools, shopping, health care centers, sports and cultural events. Transit is an alternative to driving that can reduce congestion, fuel consumption and greenhouse emissions.

For more information on common transit methods, check out our Transit Fact Sheet (PDF).

For information on MnDOT’s role throughout Minnesota, visit the Office of Transit Page and the Passenger Rail Office Page.

Planning, Program Management and Transit


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