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The SRDC Transportation Work Program objective is to continue coordination with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) in the planning and development of a comprehensive transportation system in Southwest Minnesota.
Work to achieve this objective includes:
- Public Input in Transportation Investment Decision making. The Region maintains a Transportation Advisory Committee to review plans, provide direction on SRDC Transportation Activities, and to provide input into transportation investment decisions in Southwest Minnesota through participation in the Area Transportation Partnerships (ATPs).
- Prepare Regional Studies as approved by MNDOT. Examples of these include the Regional Trail Corridor Plan update that incorporated priority criteria for funding trail plans, engineering, and construction; participation in the County Engineers Wind Work Group has produced a Best Practices Guidance document for Engineers with tools, such as a Development Agreement and ESAL Calculator and is recommended to use when working with wind farm developers; and the I-90 Interchange Study was completed as a joint project between the SRDC and RNDC (our neighboring region to the east).
- Maintenance of the Functional Classification System.Every public road in Minnesota has a functional classification. The highest classification is Arterial, the middle is Collector and the lowest is Local Road. Federal Guidance allows only a certain percentage of road miles to be in the higher classifications. This is important because in order to have a federally funded road or bridge, it must be a major Collector road or higher.
- State Transportation Plans. The SRDC reviews and comments on State Transportation plans, including the modal plans (transit, freight, Connected and Automated Vehicles, Aeronautics, etc).
Other activities provided through the Transportation Program include technical assistance, review and comment on Transportation Enhancement applications, Safe Routes to School Plans, as well as data resources upon request, and transit information assistance.