7 ways to learn more about transportation in Minnesota
1) “Get Connected” to the Minnesota Department of Transportation
RIGHT HERE: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/getconnected/. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is responsible for maintaining our roads, highways and bridges across the state. MnDot works to keep Minnesotans informed on project timelines, where transportation funding goes and any other questions people may have on the nuts and bolts of keeping our roads and highways in great shape.
2) “Crossroads” by the University of Minnesota
RIGHT HERE: http://mntransportationresearch.org/. Crossroads is a collaborative effort from researchers at the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies. This collaboration produces easy to read and in-depth reports on what the future of transportation looks like for Minnesota.
3) MN2020 Hindsight
RIGHT HERE: http://www.mn2020hindsight.org/category/transportation. MN2020 is a progressive think-tank with informative and wide-ranging articles on the transportation issues facing Minnesota today. From transit to funding, bike lanes to trunk highways, this is a helpful way to learn about what transportation issues are affecting Minnesota today.
RIGHT HERE: http://streets.mn/. A volunteer-run website, “Streets.mn is dedicated to expanding the conversation about land use and transportation issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.” These bloggers include city planners, engineers, architects, bike aficionados and any number of other people who care deeply about how we can make Minnesota’s transportation network better.
5) Move MN
RIGHT HERE: http://movemn.org/. Every Minnesotan has a stake in the future of our transportation network, yet at the same time the future for maintaining our roads and bridges is uncertain. Move MN is a diverse coalition dedicated to finding a long-term, comprehensive solution for Minnesota’s transportation network.
6) Transportation Alliance
RIGHT HERE: http://www.transportationalliance.com/. The Minnesota Transportation Alliance is advocating for a safe and effective transportation system that works for all Minnesotans.
7) The Met Council 20 year plan
RIGHT HERE: http://www.metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Planning.aspx. As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Twin Cities metro area, the Metropolitan Council prepares a 20-year regional transportation plan, the 2030 Transportation Policy Plan, that responds to projected regional growth and ensures the most effective investment of public resources.