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Transit plans

Greater Minnesota Public Transit Technology Plan (completed June 30, 2021)

The Transit Technology Plan was developed to guide MnDOT and greater MN transit systems with planning, prioritizing, obtaining, and implementing technology across the State. View the plan and resource documents here.

Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan (2017)

The 2016 Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan is a five-year update to refine both the investment priorities and strategic direction for transit in Greater Minnesota. View the 2017 Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan.

Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan (2011)

The 2011 Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan sets priorities for transit investments in scenarios of both expanded and contracted future funding. View the 2011 Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan.

Greater Minnesota Transit Plan (2009)

The Greater Minnesota Transit Plan is a 20-year strategic plan that provides direction for the future of public transportation in Greater Minnesota. It describes current challenges in the state, examines future transit service needs and analyzes future levels of funding to meet that need. View the 2009 Greater Minnesota Transit Plan (PDF)

Regional coordination plans

The MnDOT Office of Transit and Minnesota Department of Human services partnered with local planning organizations throughout Minnesota to develop regional coordination plans. View the latest regional coordination plans.

Transit reports

Minnesota Statute, Section 174.247 requires that an annual transit report be published to provide residents and elected officials an overview of public transit services in Minnesota.

The Federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015 establishes direction and support for Transit Asset Management (TAM) and includes Federal Transit Administration TAM Final Rule 49 CFR 625. This Rule requires establishment of a National Transit Asset Management System to monitor and manage public transportation capital assets to improve safety, and increase reliability and performance, and requires the establishment of a transit system TAM Plan. View the latest TAM Plan (PDF).

Transit system studies

Transit system studies analyze transit system administrative structures, operations, and service to increase coordination among systems and improve mobility for Greater Minnesota residents. View the latest transit system studies.