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Public meeting on Central Minnesota Freight Study set for Nov. 28


The public is invited to a meeting Monday, Nov. 28, to discuss the Central Minnesota Freight Study.


The public meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 3B Office and Training Center, 3725 12th Street N., St. Cloud, Minn.


Central Minnesota businesses, including manufacturers and trucking companies, as well as local units of government and the public, will have the opportunity to review plan recommendations and discuss transportation issues related to freight. The recommendations will address freight transportation issues in the central Minnesota region and demands on the regional infrastructure, as well as identify projects that can accommodate current and future needs of regional businesses. Information from this planning effort will help guide future investment decisions of planning agencies.


The study is dependent on input from the public and regional businesses. MnDOT is seeking information from regional businesses about freight activity levels, supply chain structures and opinions on transportation services within the study area.


The open house also kicks off the 30-day review and comment period for the plan.  Comments can be submitted with an online form. they can also be sent directly to John Tompkins, Freight Project Manager, Research and MFAC Coordinator, Office of Freight and Commercial Operations, by calling 651-366-3724, faxing to Fax: 651-366-3720 or by email to john.tompkins@state.mn.us


To request an ASL interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an e-mail to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.



Freight Forum


MnDOT held a Freight Forum on Monday, May 17, 2010 to gain a better understanding of the freight demands (e.g., trucking, rail, pipelines, air cargo, intermodal, etc.) on regional infrastructure. Information obtained from this freight forum will help inform the Central Minnesota Regional Freight Study and guide future investment decisions of participating public agencies in the region.


Forum Meeting Materials