Improve access and enhance the movement of people and freight
We will have reached this destination when congestion and commute times are reduced, quality of life and economic well being are enhanced, and accessibility is improved throughout the state.
To achieve this we will use all transportation modes to improve mobility and accessibility and improve operational efficiency in the interregional corridors.
Measurement of success
We will measure our progress by:
- Tracking national and global connections which include non-stop air destinations from Minnesota and port tonnage moving in and out of the Great Lakes and rivers
- Assessing statewide connections including average speeds along interregional corridors in Greater Minnesota and airport access
- Reviewing Minneapolis and St. Paul's mobility including freeway congestion, clearance time after freeway accidents and annual express transit ridership
- Evaluating Greater Minnesota bus service hours and short line railroad track speed
Flagship initiative for Mobility
Implementation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): 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.