MnDOT is in the process of taking input on its 50-year transportation plan. I want to pass along information I received from MnDOT detailing the ways you can read its draft report and give your comments:
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites public comments through Oct. 20 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.
Beginning today, the public can view the seven-page document at the Minnesota GO website, www.minnesotago.org, and share their thoughts online, email, by fax or U.S. mail. MnDOT will accept comments until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20.
In addition, MnDOT will host a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Transportation Building in St. Paul, 395 John Ireland Blvd., Room G15. The public also may participate via videoconference at MnDOT offices statewide (see locations below) or from their personal computers by using Adobe Connect (instructions will be posted on www.minnesotago.org). Print copies of the draft vision will be available at the meeting sites.
In February 2011, MnDOT launched the Minnesota GO visioning process in collaboration with many partners to better align the transportation system with what Minnesotan’s expect for their quality of life, economy and natural environment.
The document consists of a vision statement and guiding principles, as well as a broad look at the desired outcomes. The vision recognizes that transportation infrastructure is only one of the many elements to achieving a high quality of life, a competitive economy and a healthy environment.
MnDOT and other transportation organizations will use the vision and information from this project in developing short-term and long-term plans. The vision will offer guidance in determining the transportation initiatives that the state chooses for investment.
Submit comments to Phillip Schaffner by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2011 by:
Mail: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Statewide Multimodal Planning, Mail Stop 440, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
Minnesota GO Public Hearing
Oct. 4, 2011, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711.
To request another reasonable accommodation, call 651-366-4718.
List of Locations:
7694 Industrial Park Road
3920 Hwy 2 West
1320 Sunflower St.
1000 Hwy 10 W.
1123 Mesaba Ave.
2151 Bassett Drive
1800 E. College Drive
610 Hwy 9 S.
1010 - 21st Ave. NW
2900 - 48th St. NW
3725 - 12th St. N.
Ground Videoconference Room G15
395 John Ireland Blvd.
101 N. Hoover Road
2505 Transportation Road
180 S. County Road 26