2018 Plan Update:

Update to the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan

Federal law requires that the Council update the TPP every four years. This update has been a collaborative effort between the Council, state and regional agencies, and local governments, along with the people of the region.  Since the TPP was adopted in 2015, new investment decisions and work have been incorporated into the draft update to reflect the current landscape of regional transportation.

The Transportation Committee approved the draft TPP update June 11, and the Metropolitan Council approved it for public comment June 27. 

Next steps

Over the past month, staff have reviewed and considered public comments, and have updated the Transportation Policy Plan to reflect those comments that required a change. The public comment period ended August 13.

A summary of the comments received during the public comment period and the staff response and changes that resulted will be presented to the Transportation Advisory Board and the Metropolitan Council.  See the 2018 TPP Update Public Comment Report (pdf).

These changes go before the Transportation Advisory Board on September 19 for review. The final version of the TPP will be considered by the Council in October 2018.

Review the TPP update documents

For a broad summary of all the key policy issues and questions in the plan – geared to provide a higher-level understanding of the plan and key finance and policy information – read the Overview.
The chapters contain detailed information for local governments and groups who will need additional detail about the plans strategies. The appendices provide additional information related to federal compliance and technical detail.




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


Get involved

See the 2018 TPP Update Outreach Plan (pdf).

For more information, contact the team at TPPUpdate@metc.state.mn.us