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.
There are currently four modal system investment plans undergoing updates. An update to the State Highway Investment Plan will be complete in the fall of 2013. Updates to the State Aviation System Plan and the state’s first Ports and Waterways System Plan will also be complete in the fall of 2013. Following the completion of a statewide bicycle planning study, MnDOT is updating the Statewide Bicycle System Plan, which is expected to be complete in late 2014.
Recently updated modal plans: