Applications open for new Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is accepting applications through Dec. 15 from representatives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors and from underserved communities to serve on a new Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council. Volunteers will serve two-year terms.
The 15-member STAC will make recommendations to help the agency reduce carbon pollution from transportation consistent with the goals outlined in Minnesota Statute 174.01, the Next Generation Energy Act, and the annual MnDOT Sustainability Report. The council will prioritize recommendations that value equity and environmental justice.
“Our goal is to explore forward-thinking policies to advance MnDOT towards our multimodal vision and a low- carbon transportation future,” said MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. “The group will listen to members of our communities, explore partnerships and move recommendations forward.”
The STAC will evaluate the full range of transportation activities in Minnesota for the potential to reduce carbon pollution and explore funding solutions that reduce carbon pollution and support the need for transportation revenue. The council will also oversee a new Clean Transportation Funding Pilot Program to help communities, especially those in Greater Minnesota, reduce carbon pollution.
The council was an outcome of the statewide environmental conversation documented in the recently released Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation report: www.mndot.gov/sustainability/pathways.
Apply at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/sustainability/advisory-council.html by Dec. 15, 2019. MnDOT will select council members by Jan. 15, 2020.