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1 Mn/DOT– ACEC/MN Annual Consultant Conference

2 Overview Background Background Defining the 50 Year Vision Defining the 50 Year Vision Mn/DOTs Family of Plans Mn/DOTs Family of Plans The Visioning Process The Visioning Process The Future The Future 2

3 Mn/DOT Strategic Vision Global leader in transportation committed to upholding public needs and collaboration with internal and external partners to create a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system for the future Supported by 5 Strategic Directions and 12 Flagship Initiatives 3

4 Context: Modal Integration Mn/DOT Flagship Initiative to: Mn/DOT Flagship Initiative to: –Revise Mn/DOTs organizational structure and planning/funding/programming processes to transition the department to a fully multimodal organization. 4

5 Statewide Multimodal Planning New Office Created February 2010New Office Created February 2010 –Lead the development of the next Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan –Coordinate transportation planning efforts among modal offices, Districts, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Development Commissions –Develop policies and guidance to advance multimodal planning – Develop and articulate a long-term vision 5

6 DEFINING THE 50 YEAR VISION 6

7 Visioning as a Planning Tool Often used in strategic planning or for regional planning Often used in strategic planning or for regional planning Recently used in AZ, FL & OH for statewide transportation planning Recently used in AZ, FL & OH for statewide transportation planning 7

8 What is a Vision? A description of a desired future A description of a desired future Answers the question what are we trying to achieve? Answers the question what are we trying to achieve? Does NOT answer the question how will we do it? Does NOT answer the question how will we do it? – This will be addressed in subsequent statewide, modal, and regional planning efforts. 8

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10 Emerging Issues/Expectations Quality of Life Economic Competitiveness Environmental Health Fiscal Constraints 10

11 Minnesota GO 11 A visioning process to: A visioning process to: –Engage Minnesotans from all walks of life in both online and in-person activities to help craft a transportation vision for generations. –Better align the transportation system with what Minnesotans expect for their quality of life, economy, and natural environment. –Prioritize among the multiple goals, objectives, and expectations for the transportation system.

12 Objectives Establish a vision statement Establish a vision statement Affirm existing or develop new principles for long-range policies and strategies Affirm existing or develop new principles for long-range policies and strategies Highlight potential policies and strategies to be considered in the next Statewide Multimodal Transportation PlanHighlight potential policies and strategies to be considered in the next Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan Document public thinking on a range of issues affecting and affected by transportation in MinnesotaDocument public thinking on a range of issues affecting and affected by transportation in Minnesota 12

13 MN/DOTS FAMILY OF PLANS 13

14 Plans, Plans, Plans … 14 ? Aviation System Plan Greater MN Transit Policy Plan Greater MN Transit Investment Plan Freight & Passenger Rail Plan ADA Transition Plan Bicycle Modal Plan Statewide Freight Plan Regional Freight Plans Strategic Highway Safety Plan Strategic Vision Statewide 20-year Highway Investment Plan Statewide 20-year Transportat ion Policy Plan

15 Vision Statewide Multimodal Plan Modal System & Investment Plans The Visioning Process Will Lead Directly Into The Next Statewide Multimodal Plan 15

16 Family of Plans 16

17 THE VISIONING PROCESS 17

18 Project Partners Mn/DOTMn/DOT University of MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota –Center for Transportation Studies –Humphrey Institute –Center for Integrative Leadership Citizens LeagueCitizens League 18

19 Minnesota GO Inputs year Multimoda l Vision Existing Plans Steering Committee Advisory Groups Public Workshops Online Engage- ment Quality of Life Research

20 Steering Committee Purpose is to recommend to the Commissioner of Transportation:Purpose is to recommend to the Commissioner of Transportation: –A vision statement for transportation in Minnesota –A set of guiding principles/objectives for long-range transportation planning 20

21 Advisory Groups (6 groups) Advocates Advocates Business Business Health Care Health Care Modal Representatives Modal Representatives Agriculture Agriculture Economic Development Economic Development Local Government Local Government Freight Freight Philanthropy Philanthropy Utilities Utilities Unions Unions Trade Groups Trade Groups Traditionally Underserved Traditionally Underserved Education Education Etc. Etc. 21

22 Advisory Group Structure 22

23 Topic/Trend Interviews Video-taped interviews with U of M Faculty on 15 Different Topics Energy Energy Demographics Demographics Economy – Rural Economy – Rural Economy – Urban Economy – Urban Public Health Public Health Water Quality Water Quality Air Quality Air Quality Climate Climate Global Trade/Supply Chains Global Trade/Supply Chains Telework/Alternative Work Arrangements Telework/Alternative Work Arrangements Safety Safety Governance Governance Accessibility Accessibility Technology Technology Community Design Community Design 23

24 Online Engagement CitiZing.org CitiZing.org Early opportunities will shape public workshop contentEarly opportunities will shape public workshop content Continue public workshop input after meetingsContinue public workshop input after meetings 24

25 Students Speak Out Ongoing program of the Citizens League Ongoing program of the Citizens League High School Students – mostly peers engaging peers High School Students – mostly peers engaging peers 25

26 Public Workshops Eight workshops throughout the state Eight workshops throughout the state Scenario Exercises Scenario Exercises Additional 4 targeted outreach opportunities with groups traditionally underserved by planning processes Additional 4 targeted outreach opportunities with groups traditionally underserved by planning processes 26

27 Timeline 27

28 THE FUTURE 28

29 29 Minnesota GO: Data and Trend Informed not Based Cant anticipate transformational change Focus is on establishing vision and guiding principles

30 What today would you have planned for in 1980? Internet and e-commerce were not in the pictureInternet and e-commerce were not in the picture Prime rate was 15.26%Prime rate was 15.26% China was the USs 24th ranked trading partner (below Switzerland)China was the USs 24th ranked trading partner (below Switzerland) AT&T had phone monopoly – there were no mobile phonesAT&T had phone monopoly – there were no mobile phones Technology adoption:Technology adoption: –Microwaves were in just 14% of households –VCRs in < 1% –PCs were in none! Communism was viewed as a stable economic systemCommunism was viewed as a stable economic system 30

31 WHAT DO YOU THINK? 31

32 THANK YOU

33 Developed in the Visioning Process Vision Statement (e.g. For personal travel, Minnesotans have many affordable and reliable options to go to work, visit their doctor, attend school, go to cultural activities, experience the great outdoors and visit their family and friends.) Developed in the Visioning Process Objective/Principle: Enhanced connectivity and access to local, regional, national, and international destinations. The most fundamental purpose of transportation is connectivity- linking people to jobs and services, businesses to suppliers and customers, visitors to destinations, and students to schools. Minnesotas transportation system must provide connectivity and mobility options for three types of trips: Trips between Minnesota regions and between Minnesota and other states and nations. The primary network for providing this connectivity for both people and freight is Minnesotas Interregional Corridor system, which includes the states most significant hubs, corridors and connectors. Trips between communities within regions. Trips within Minnesota Communities. NOTE: This example is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect draft or proposed language.

34 Developed in Statewide Multimodal Plan 1.Policy: Prioritize investments that enhance and transform Minnesotas Interregional Corridor System facilities to provide multimodal options for moving people and freight between regions and trade centers. Strategies: a. Prioritize Greater Minnesota mobility investments in the Interregional corridor system. Performance measure: Travel speed on Greater Minnesota Interregional Corridors. b.Connect the intercity passenger rail systems and intercity bus systems to public transportation systems in regional trade centers. Performance Measure: Percent of regional trade centers with connecting public transportation service. c.… NOTE: This example is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect draft or proposed language.


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