Venn Diagram showing transportation and health overlap in various ways and photograph of Rondo construction.

Image of I-94 being constructed through the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul during the 1950s.

MnDOT acknowledges a legacy of transportation decisions that have contributed to social inequities in Minnesota. To dismantle this legacy, MnDOT will remove barriers to and actively support the empowerment of historically underrepresented communities in transportation decision-making.

Equity and Health Assessment

MnDOT's commitment to transportation equity

WHY is equity and health important to MnDOT?

MnDOT’s vision is a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment, and the economy.

Transportation equity supports the Minnesota GO Vision by distributing the benefits and burdens of transportation based on need and capacity, thereby maximizing the social, environmental, and economic health of all Minnesotans.

WHAT is an Equity & Health Assessment (EHA)?

The Hwy 252/I-94 EHA is intentional engagement of historically underserved populations on the issue of transportation and its role in equity and health.

HOW will the Hwy 252/I-94 EHA influence MnDOT decision-making?

More diverse voices results in the consideration of more equity and health impacts to be included in the evaluation of project alternatives.

Hwy 252 and I-94 EHA

  • The Hwy 252/I-94 corridor runs through communities that have been historically underserved and underrepresented by the transportation system.
  • MnDOT is currently leading an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the corridor to evaluate project alternatives.
  • The Hwy 252/I-94 EHA provides an opportunity for MnDOT to better understand how communities experience the corridor and involve community members in decisions about its future.
Equity and Health Assessment phases lead to EHA reports. The phases include: phase 1 in fall 2021, answering the question, how does transportation contribute to your health and the health of your community? phase 2 in winter 2021/2022, answering the question, how could the transportation system in your community be improved to promote equity and health? and phase 3 in 2022/2024, answering the question, how do highway 252/I-94 project alternatives impact equity and health as you experience it?