MINNESOTA'S INTERMODAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY ACT AREA TRANSPORTATION PARTNERSHIPS: A SUBSTATE, MULTICOUNTY GEOGRAPHIC BASIS FOR MAKING TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT DECISIONS

Some of the actions taken during Minnesota's implementation of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) are summarized. The focus is on the development of area transportation partnerships (ATPs). The establishment of ATPs was a central tenet in the development of the first state transportation improvement program (STIP). This transportation investment process is but one model for the implementation of ISTEA and the development of a STIP. Minnesota introduced the concept of ATP as a substate, multicounty geographic basis for transportation investment decisions. The partnerships depend on cooperation between all modes and the state and local transportation interests. ATPs consist of a combination of local elected officials, local transportation planning representatives, and state transportation officials. These officials work, where possible, through existing organizations, such as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) districts, metropolitan planning organizations, and regional development organizations. The boundaries selected for the partnerships are based on the Mn/DOT state-aid districts, which respect county lines. The ATPs are responsible for integrating the priorities for highway and transit capital activities using federal aid for highways into a draft areawide transportation improvement program (ATIP). Draft ATIPs include a prioritized list of projects to aid in solving transportation problems and implementing the long-range objectives for the area. Each ATP is responsible for submitting an ATIP to Mn/DOT. Mn/DOT evaluates each ATIP for consistency, determines the appropriate funding level, and consolidates them into the STIP.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 7-10
  • Monograph Title: Transportation planning, management systems, public participation, and land use modeling
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030906158X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1995 12:00AM