Close of public comment period for transportation funding applications and bicycle network

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021


Time: 5:00 PM -


Location:

Regional Solicitation applications

The Metropolitan Council and the Transportation Advisory Board are asking for your comments on the Regional Solicitation and Highway Safety Improvement Program applications, which the board released for public comment on Sept. 16.

The Regional Solicitation is a competitive grant process that the Transportation Advisory Board and Met Council use to prioritize and invest federal transportation funds in roads, bridges and transit, and biking and walking needs. Whether for existing infrastructure or new improvements, projects focus on outcomes like reducing crashes, expanding access to all travel modes, and improving air quality.

We will receive comments on the applications and instructions for the Regional Solicitation and Highway Safety Improvement Program through Monday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.

The three federally funded programs for the solicitations are the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program, and Highway Safety Improvement Program.

In February, the board and Council will invite local government agencies and their partners to apply for funds to make improvements broadly on roadways, transit, and bikeways and walkways. You'll find the specific categories in the Introduction to the application process.

Regional Bicycle Transportation Network and Regional Bicycle Barriers updates

The Met Council is also updating the Regional Bicycle Transportation Network (RBTN) and Regional Bicycle Barriers to align with changes in local bicycle plans. These systems are part of the Regional Solicitation project selection criteria and are one piece of the draft application packet.

The Met Council will consider modifying the Transportation Policy Plan with the final map updates in early 2022. We will receive comments on updates to the RBTN and Regional Bicycle Barriers through Monday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.

Other options to submit a comment

  • Email public.info@metc.state.mn.us
  • Record a message at 651-602-1500 (TTY 651-221-9886)
  • Mail comments to 390 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101-1805

 

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