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Investments

 

Statewide investment needs to meet system performance targets in the policy areas of safety, mobility and infrastructure preservation are estimated at $62 billion. An additional $3-5 billion is needed to address regional and community improvement priorities. A total $65 billion in transportation needs were identified for the twenty-year planning period.

 

Approximately $15 billion in revenue is projected to be available for investments from 2009-2028. Based on feedback received from stakeholders and, given the gap between investment needs and projected revenues, MnDOT established a balanced investment program. The objective of the investment program is to optimize the allocation of revenues among the four strategic investment priorities of safety, mobility, infrastructure preservation and regional and community improvements. The investment program is a snapshot in time and may change as future revenue and costs become known and federal surface transportation reauthorization occurs.

 

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Page updated 6/23/2011

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About "Your Destination... Our Priority

 

The purpose of the Minnesota Statewide Transportation Policy Plan 2009-2028 is to establish a transportation vision, supporting policies and strategies to assist MnDOT and its partners in focusing investments and services over the next 20 years. The long-term vision for transportation in Minnesota is to create a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system for the future.

 

To move Minnesota toward its vision for transportation, there are many challenges to address as well as opportunities to seize. Some key challenges considered in developing the plan include a growing, aging and more diversified population; increasing global competition; aging infrastructure; concerns with energy and the environment; and volatile revenues and costs. Key opportunities include new approaches to safety and congestion; increasing interest in alternative modes of transportation for people and freight; increasing state revenue; potential new directions in federal transportation funding; and new expectations for leadership and accountability by MnDOT.

 

The plan is multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional. It emphasizes the need for partnerships, both government to government and public and private. It consists of 10 policy areas that outline the strategies to move MnDOT forward and, in some cases, identify where MnDOT and its partners will need to work together.

 

MnDOT concurrently updated the State Highway Investment Plan for the 2009-2028 time period and incorporated it into the Statewide Policy Plan. By including the investment plan along with the policies and strategies established in the statewide plan, the document illustrates the implication of the policies for state highway investment decisions.

 

Many issues and strategies outlined in the plan require further analysis and consultation among partners, stakeholders and policymakers. Multiple planning efforts for other modes are underway that will expand upon the policies and strategies of the plan, including the Greater Minnesota Transit Plan, Intercity Bus Study, Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan and Regional Freight Studies.