Current News and Notices
Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee embraces active role in new Statewide Freight System Plan
The Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC) not only provided direction during the development of Minnesota’s recently completed, new Statewide Freight System Plan, it will also will oversee and help guide its implementation in the months and years ahead. The recommendations in the Plan are not limited by available funding; it will be up to MnDOT and its government and business partners to determine what can be accomplished within funding constraints. Leading the charge will be the efforts of MFAC, one of the nation’s first state DOT Freight Advisory Committees.
MFAC will monitor and report on the implementation of the Statewide Freight System Plan and its Freight Action Agenda of 30 strategies. With MFAC’s oversight, this Plan positions Minnesota to better integrate freight within MnDOT and prepares the agency and its public- and private-sector freight partners for the future, including opportunities to plan better and capture freight project funding collaboratively.
Freight impacts of new federal Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "Fast Act"
The Fast Act federal transportation bill recently passed to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, transit programs, and for other programs. Learn more.