Family of plans
Minnesota GO started with the vision (PDF), but extends to an entire family of plans that provide direction for different transportation modes (highways, transit, rail, bikes, pedestrians, freight, aviation).
The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan serves as the framework plan for MnDOTs family of plans, or the modal plans. This multimodal plan is important because it establishes guidance and priorities for state transportation decisions, which filters down into specific plans for each mode, and into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 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 modal plans are updated every 4 to 6 years; the STIP is updated annually.
There are currently two modal plans undergoing updates. An updated to the Statewide Aviation Plan will be complete in the first half of 2012. An update to the current State Highway Investment Plan will also take place in 2012.
Recently updated modal plans: