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Flagship initiatives are programs, projects, plans and other activities that enhance our business and help achieve our vision for a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system.
There are many important initiatives underway throughout MnDOT. This plan identifies which of those are – at this point in time – highest priorities for the department. These “flagship initiatives” are closely tied to the vision and five strategic directions. They are transformational and cut across the department.
Flagship initiatives will change over time as they are completed and as we face new challenges and opportunities.
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The program will further the department's desire to continuously improve transportation funding and financing options and fully use a wide array of alternative financing approaches in its annual investment program in an accountable, transparent and fiscally responsible manner.
Under ADA, transportation rights of way and facilities for public use must be designed and constructed to be accessible to all users. MnDOT is required to perform a self-assessment of its public rights of way, policies and standards to determine which areas under the agency’s responsibility meet ADA requirements and which areas need accessibility improvements.
Integrate Context Sensitive Solutions within MnDOT as a business model to improve processes and to balance competing objectives while enabling MnDOT to achieve more than 20 measurable benefits that can be correlated with CSS.
The Business Information Council will develop and implement a data business plan for MnDOT. This plan will outline processes for identifying and prioritizing data and information gaps and needs, identify data management principles, and implement data governance at MnDOT. Implementing a data business plan will lead to prioritized decisions relating to data. The Data Governance and GIS work teams take their charges from the Data Business Plan.
Collaborative group will work to create, develop and retain diverse representation of the workforce and business demographics in Minnesota's transportation industry. Their mission is to have the workforce within the Minnesota transportation industry reflect the demographics of the State of Minnesota. The group is committed to delivering transformational and sustainable change to Minnesota's Civil Rights program that will benefit all stakeholders, including the public.
Monitor progress on major construction projects with the greatest risk of exposure - positive or negative. Initial projects include Hwy 169/494, I-94 Managed Lanes, St. Croix Bridge and Duluth I-35.
To develop plans and approaches for integrating and connecting the modal systems and ensure that transportation planning in MnDOT will be multimodal, customer-based, future-focused and performance-oriented.
Generated by an online employee brainstorming session -- Imagination Jam -- this initiative will explore "green" action steps that MnDOT can take to enable resource efficiencies and steward workplace shifts. The scope of this initiative will be further developed in follow up to the E-Magination Jam.
Generated by an online employee brainstorming session -- Imagination Jam -- this initiative will progress transparency by reaching agency customers through computer-based, collaborative technologies, tools and strategies. The scope of this initiative will be further developed in follow up to the E-Magination Jam.
Toward Zero Deaths is a multi-agency partnership with a goal to raise awareness of traffic safety issues and develop tools to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from traffic crashes in Minnesota.
Generated by an online employee brainstorming session -- Imagination Jam -- this initiative will promote employee well-being, development and success by taking constructive input to responsive action. The scope of this initiative will be further developed in follow up to the E-Magination Jam.