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Greater Minnesota Regional Transportation Coordinating Councils

Program overview

The Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Human Services, in collaboration with other state agencies through the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA), are working with local governments and organizations to create Regional Transportation Coordinating Councils (RTCCs) as appropriate throughout Greater Minnesota. Coordination between transportation providers, service agents, and the private sector is a goal to fill transportation gaps, streamline access to transportation and provide individuals more options of where and when to travel.

What is an RTCC?

RTCCs consist of stakeholders interested in improving mobility for “transportation disadvantaged” – older adults, individuals with disabilities, individuals with low incomes, and/or military veterans. The most successful RTCC will include representatives from a wide range of agencies and interests. RTCC board membership will be diverse and as comprehensive as possible, and include representatives from the region’s county department of social services, Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging, Workforce Development, transportation providers, human services agencies, transportation and human services advocates, veteran service organizations, Minnesota Continuum of Care Coordinators, Centers for Independent Living and public and private funders of transportation services.

Who is eligible to apply

Eligible applicants include municipalities, counties, legislatively established transit commissions and authorities, regional development commissions, and potential vendors. (See Minn. Stat. 174.23, subd. 4.)


  • Application (PDF) available: November 1, 2018
  • 2019 RTCCs Addendum (PDF): March 28, 2019
  • Letter of intent: February 15, 2019
  • Affidavit of publication and written stakeholder letters: February 27, 2019
  • RTCC application deadline submittal: March 31, 2019
  • Identify and award selected projects: June 2019
  • Executed grant agreement: July 2019

Phase Two: Implementation Grant

This grant supports Regional Transportation Coordinating Council(s) that have completed Phase 1: Organizational Planning Grant task activities in Greater Minnesota regions outside the seven county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Applications are due April 12, 2019.