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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 grant sub-recipients are those that have successfully completed the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council(s) Phase 1: Organizational Planning task activities or who have been identified as the entity to carry out the implementation as the Regional Transportation Coordinating Councils through the planning process.



The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional strain on organizations and staff members. Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT) will be extending the Phase 2 Grant Application deadline to November 2, 2020 and Phase 3 Grant Application deadline to May 15, 2020.


  • Phase 2: Implementation Application (PDF) available: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Phase 2: Implementation Grant Application and Work Plan Deadline: Nov. 2, 2020
  • MnDOT Office of Transit and Active Transportation Provides Notification of Grant Award: Dec. 1, 2020
  • Executed grant agreement: Jan. 1, 2021

Phase Three: Implementation Grant

The implementation grant (PDF) supports Regional Transportation Coordinating Council(s) that have have a current Phase 2: Implementation Grant and are working on the tasks outlined in Greater Minnesota regions outside the seven county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Phase 3 Implementation Applications and Work Plans are due May 15, 2020.