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State Representative Sondra Erickson

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Posted: 2011-09-29 00:00:00
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NEWS RELEASE

MNDOT seeking transportation input


Dear Neighbors,

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:

E-mail: philip.schaffner@state.mn.us
Fax: 651-366-
Phone: 651-366-3743
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:

BAXTER
7694 Industrial Park Road
218-828-5700

BEMIDJI
3920 Hwy 2 West
218-755-6500

CROOKSTON
1320 Sunflower St.
218-277-7950

DETROIT LAKES
1000 Hwy 10 W.
218-846-3600

DULUTH
1123 Mesaba Ave.
218-725-2700

MANKATO
2151 Bassett Drive
507-304-6100

MARSHALL
1800 E. College Drive
507-537-6146

MORRIS
610 Hwy 9 S.
320-208-7000

OWATONNA
1010 - 21st Ave. NW
507-446-5500

ROCHESTER
2900 - 48th St. NW
507-286-7500

ST. CLOUD
3725 - 12th St. N.
320-223-6500

ST. PAUL
Ground Videoconference Room G15
395 John Ireland Blvd.
651-296-3000

VIRGINIA
101 N. Hoover Road
218-742-1100

WILLMAR
2505 Transportation Road
320-231-5195

WINDOM
180 S. County Road 26
507-831-8000



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