Minnesota Department of Transportation

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A barge.

About us

MnDOT is dedicated to the efficient movement of freight and commodities within Minnesota, including the movement of freight by truck, rail, water, and air. The freight office is engaged in many activities related to both freight planning and operations.


Ports and Waterways



Truck on road

Towboat pushing barges on river

Railroad cars on tracks

Airplane at airport

News and Notices

Did you miss the Statewide Freight System Plan Open House? There's still time to share your input!

MnDOT held an open house on May 25 for the public to comment on the 2016 Statewide Freight System Plan. If you weren't able to attend, you can still tell us what you think about the freight plan - take our survey and share your comments. Deadline to submit comments is June 24.

Check out the following links to see what you missed:


Freight impacts of new federal Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "Fast Act"

The Fast Act federal tranportation bill recently passed to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, transit programs, and for other programs. Learn more.