The UMVRDC is part of the West Central ATP 4 and the Southwest ATP 8. The ATP is a committee of elected officials, city and county engineers, MnDOT staff, tribal leaders, public transit leaders that represent the areas contiguous with MnDOT District boundaries. Their role is to develop policy and program projects utilizing federal transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration ( FHWA). The UMVRDC appoints members to both ATPs. UMVRDC Staff serve as technical advisers to the ATP, sub-committee members and ATP alternate members for the elected officials appointed. Current representatives are:
Southwest MN ATP – 8
(Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties)
- John Berends – Yellow Medicine County Commissioner
- Bill Pauling – Chippewa County Commissioner
- Sam Muntean – Lac qui Parle County Engineer
- Southwest MN ATP 8 2023-2026 Proposed Project Map
- Southwest MN ATP 8 2023-2026 Proposed Project List
West Central MN ATP – 4
(Big Stone and Swift Counties)
- Jay Baker – Big Stone County Commissioner
- West Central MN ATP 4 2023-2026 Proposed Project Map
- Safe Routes to School Planning and Implementation Grants – This program has numerous benefits to local communities including reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and helping kids arrive to school focused and ready to learn. Grants are available to develop local plans that identify the issues and needs an these plans are used as the basis to seek implementation funding for solutions.
- Transportation Alternation Program – The Transportation Alternatives Solicitation is a competitive grant opportunity for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. Applications are due each fall for grant funding through the area transportation partnerships.
- Demonstration Project Guide: A Resource for the Development of Short Term, Low Cost, Temporary Roadway Projects to Promote and Advance Walking and Bicycling
- MnDOT District 8 Freight Plan: The goal of the District 8 Freight Plan is to provide a clear understanding of the multimodal freight system, how local industries use the system and their needs and issues, so MnDOT can make more informed policy and programming decisions in the District.
- Landscape Partnership Program – MnDOT – is actively involved in roadside landscaping partnerships with communities and their volunteers, to help make the communities more aesthetically pleasing by designing the landscaping following the guidelines of the Community Roadside Landscape Partnership Program.
- Application Deadline: Ongoing
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