Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Freight Planning and Development in Minnesota

MnDOT integrates freight planning in its overall programs.

Twin Cities Metro Area Regional Freight Initiative (2012)

MnDOT partnered with Metropolitan Council to highlight the importance of the region's freight transportation system to businesses and residents — particularly in terms of freight's contributions to regional economic development and quality of life.

This effort also documents key findings and best practices compiled from conversations with eight freight peers at state transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations around the country.

The report helps identify noteworthy examples of freight planning, programming, and outreach. In addition, this effort develops a core set of freight measures and indicators for data collection, data analysis, and planning and policy application.