2018 Plan Update:

Update to the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan

The Transportation Policy Plan (TPP) update process is a collaborative effort between the Metropolitan Council and local governmental agencies.  In addition to public outreach, one important source of local input comes through the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) and the technical committees which report back to the TAB.  The TAC Planning Committee serve as the primary technical stakeholder group during the preparation of  the TPP and reports back to the TAB.   

Council staff is presenting working chapters of the TPP to the TAC Planning Committee regularly.  Please refer to the agendas and minutes of the TAC planning for copies of the presentations and meeting minutes.  The  TAC planning meetings agendas that have specific TPP content will be linked below:
2018 Transportation Policy Plan Draft Working Chapters available for review.  For more information go to the Working Draft documents page.   
The Metropolitan Council is updating the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan to include
  • Updating trends in regional travel, including the emergence of automated and connected vehicles, and developments in shared mobility elements (rideshare, car sharing, bike sharing, etc.) since the last plan
  • Updating fiscal projections for highway and transit system investment
  • Performance measures that will guide investment
  • Findings and guidance of several transportation-related studies, including region-specific elements of MnDOT’s statewide highway investment plan, evaluations of congestion management strategies, specifics related to the bicycle system and existing barriers, and regional highway studies related to freight and intersections
  • Projects and needs related to rebuilding urban highway corridors, such as Interstate 94 through the core of Minneapolis and St. Paul

More information

Transportation Policy Plan is currently being drafted.  Updates to the Transportation Policy Plan are being presented to the Technical Advisory Committee for Planning (TAC Planning) at their monthly meetings.   The staff presentations on the Transportation Policy Plan update are available as part of the Planning Committee agendas

Update includes study results

Principal Arterials Intersection Conversion Study
Regional Bicycle Barriers Study 
Truck Freight Study
Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan
Congestion Managment and Safety Plan III 

Congestion Management and Safety Plan IV
2016 Transportation System Performance Evaluation 
Highway 169 Study
Riverview Corridor Transit Study
Rush Line Corridor Transit Study
West Broadway Transit Study


Get involved

A number of opportunities to provide feedback or learn more about the long-range plan will be organized in the coming months. To learn more, visit this page or contact the team at TPPUpdate@metc.state.mn.us