Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Sustainability and Public Health

What sustainability means to MnDOT

Sustainability can be defined as the intersection of economy, environment and society. This aligns with the MnDOT Vision of a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment and our economy. MnDOT's originating statute and the Next Generation Energy Act also set sustainability goals that guide our work.

Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council

The STAC was established in 2020 to provide recommendations to MnDOT to reduce carbon pollution from transportation.

Learn about our electric vehicle planning

Find out more about our plan for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program funds.

Download the Infrastructure Carbon Estimator (ICE) greenhouse gas analysis tool

Use our tool to estimate emissions from construction projects.

Our five focus areas

Reducing carbon pollution from transportation

Electric Vehicles, cleaner fuels, and the Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council

Leading by example by making operations more efficient

Our efforts to improve efficiency in our operations and achieve sustainability targets

Transportation and public health

Complete Streets, Equity and Health Assessment

Transportation system resilience

Resilience research, bridge and culvert vulnerability, and federal resilience programs

Strategic partnerships

Next Gen Highways, Alternative Uses of Right of Way, and Artist in Residence