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Last updated: 11/25/2014

Transportation Capital Funding Requests

Under MnDOT’s goal of Enhancing Financial Effectiveness projects should be well-scoped, and funding clearly identified at the time a project enters the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Once in the STIP changes should be minimal. But, we recognize that this is not always possible, and that emerging issues and unforeseen changes in priorities need to be addressed in the short-term. To effectively capture these short-term issues, and to take advantage of all the existing and potential funding opportunities, OTSM has established a documented process for requesting funds. This process will provide MnDOT districts and offices, and State Aid for Local Transportation (SALT) with a consistent process and format for making funding requests. It will also provide decision-makers with a consistent way to evaluate funding requests with regards to MnSHIP Outcomes, performance, risk, and critical priorities.


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What is the Statewide Multimodal Transportation plan?

Minnesota's Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan establishes overarching guidance and priorities for making transportation decisions across all modes focusing on activities over the next 20-years. The statewide transportation plan is updated every 4 years and must be updated by January 15, 2013.

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The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan will help guide transportation decisions throughout Minnesota over all modes and jurisdictional levels.


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What is the 20-year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP)?

The 20-year State Highway Investment Plan is one of the modal plans comprising MnDOT’s Family of Plans. The purpose of MnSHIP is to link the policies and strategies laid out in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan to capital improvements on the state highway system.

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MnSHIP will lay out a general plan of improvements for the next 10 years (2014-2023). The second 10 years of the plan (2024-2033) will not identify specific projects, but rather lay out broad program-level investment priorities and associated funding allocations.

Learn more about MnSHIP.

What is the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)?

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The STIP is a federally required document that provides a list of transportation projects that are expected to be funded with federal transportation dollars within a four-year window. This list of projects includes state and local transportation projects funded with federal highway or federal transit funds. Minnesota also includes most projects on the state trunk highway system regardless of funding source (federal or state). Rail, port, and aeronautic projects are included for information purposes.



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