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Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan

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Minnesota is facing many changes.

Minnesota is facing many changes. These shifts—in demographics, technology, environment, economy and travel behavior —will affect how people and goods move throughout the state. It is important we proactively plan to address these changes, so we can achieve our vision of a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment and our economy.

That’s why, every five years, MnDOT writes a plan for the future of the state’s multimodal transportation network. The plan looks at all types of transportation. It evaluates the status of the transportation system, what’s changing, and how we’re going to move forward over the next twenty years. The update is so important to the success of the future system that it is required under both federal and state law. We are in the process of the 2022 update now.

As we proceed with our update, we are focusing on six topics that will shape Minnesota's future and our transportation system: aging infrastructure, climate change, economy and employment, equity, safety and transportation options. These focus areas were chosen by the public, stakeholders and partners to reflect the most urgent issues facing our communities, and will guide our transportation system for years to come.

From the fall 2019 to spring 2022, MnDOT will be updating the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. Thank you for helping us shape the future of Minnesota!

Read the 2017 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan

 Plan documents

Read the plan and supporting documents:

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Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan contact:

Ashley Zidon
Project Manager
Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan

About the planning process

  • Last Plan Adoption: 2017
  • Next Plan Update Due: 2022

We update the SMTP every five years. The update process involves three key steps to answer three important questions.

Public engagement occurs throughout all update phases. Learn more about who we talked to and what they said.

Step 1 - What’s directing the plan? Review background information: Other MnDOT & partner plans, Current SMTP, Legal requirements.

Learn more about Planning Factors & Goals and Plan Coordination

Step 2 - What will impact transportation in the next 20 years? Analyze trends: Review & update existing trends, Identify & analyze new trends.

Learn more about trends in Minnesota

Step 3 - How will we guide ourselves moving forward? Direct policy: Review & refine policy objectives, Review & refine performance measures, Develop strategies, Develop work plan.

Readabout Objectives, Performance Measures & Strategies and Work Plan

Next Steps: Implement the updated plan, Update modal/system plans

Learn more about MnDOT's Family of Plans