MnDOT seeks public comments on 50-year transportation vision draft


The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites public comments through Oct. 21 on a draft 50-year vision for transportation in the state.

The vision was developed with input from the public and diverse representatives of the transportation community who participated in advisory group meetings, public workshops and online during the past several months.

The public can view the seven-page document at the Minnesota GO website,, and share their thoughts online, by email, fax or U.S. mail. MnDOT will accept comments until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

In addition, MnDOT will host a public hearing from 4-5:30 pm. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Transportation Building in St. Paul, 395 John Ireland Blvd., Room G15. The public may also participate via videoconference at MnDOT offices statewide or from their personal computers by using Adobe Connect (instructions will be posted on the Minnesota GO website).

In Bemidji, the videoconference will be at MnDOT, 3920 Highway 2 West. For details, call 755-6500.

Print copies of the draft vision will be available at the meeting sites.

Submit comments to Phillip Schaffner by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, by e-mail at; fax at 651-366-3794; phone at 651-366-3743; mail at Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Statewide Multimodal Planning, Mail Stop 440, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155; relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711.

To request another reasonable accommodation, call 651-366-4718.


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