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About Sustainability

Sustainable transportation practices respect, support and (where possible) regenerate environmental systems, the economy and society over many generations. This requires balancing three components.


Sustainable solutions balance society, the economy and the environment



To ensure the sustainability of the transportation system and the communities it serves, Mn/DOT will:

What is Mn/DOT Doing?

A few recent initiatives and activities related to sustainability are described below.


Overarching Initiatives

System Planning

Project Development, Design and Construction

Operations and Maintenance

Internal Business Practices