Family of plans
Minnesota GO started with the vision (PDF), but extends to an entire family of plans that provide direction for different modes of transportation (highways, transit, rail, bikes, pedestrians, freight, aviation).
The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan serves as the framework plan for MnDOTs family of plans, or the system investment plans. This multimodal plan is important because it establishes guidance and priorities for state transportation decisions, which filters down into specific plans for each part of the transportation system, and into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program which identifies priority projects and how money will be spent. To keep pace with changing priorities, opportunities, and challenges, the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the different system investment plans are updated every 4 to 6 years; the STIP is updated annually.
Several modal system investment plans are currently undergoing updates. The state’s first Ports and Waterways System Plan will be complete in the Summer of 2014. An update to the Statewide Bicycle System Plan will be complete in late 2014. Updates to the Statewide Freight System Plan, Statewide Rail Plan, and Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan as well as the state’s first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan are anticipated to be completed in 2015.