Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Sustainability and Public Health


How we are leading by example

What we know

We have an opportunity to lead by example by showing a commitment to sustainability in our operations. We do this by setting goals in areas of our operations including fleet, facilities, highway operations, and roadside vegetation. For example, we are adding electric vehicles to the fleet and installing electric vehicle chargers to support the fleet transition. For more details, see the annual sustainability report.

Why this is important

Actions we take to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our operations can save money for taxpayers, improve air quality and public health, and support a healthy economy.

What we're doing

Sustainability reporting

Our annual sustainability report, including progress toward targets and planned actions

Our solar projects

We have solar installations at MnDOT facilities that help us lower our electricity costs

Greenhouse gas emissions analysis tool (MICE)

Find the Infrastructure Carbon Estimator (ICE) tool for evaluating emissions from construction projects and the Minnesota version here