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Peer Exchanges, Planning for a Better Tomorrow, Transportation Planning Capacity Building

— Peer Exchange Report —

Rethinking I-94: Minnesota DOT

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
August 15-16, 2017
Host Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
National Peers: Tim Hill, Ohio Department of Transportation
Michael Trepanier, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Federal Agencies:
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)


This report highlights key recommendations and noteworthy practices identified at "Rethinking I-94: MnDOT Peer Exchange" held on August 15-16, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. This event was sponsored by the Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Peer Program, which is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The goal of the peer exchange program is to facilitate knowledge transfer and capacity building by connecting peers from different states and/or agencies to exchange best practices and innovative solutions to transportation planning challenges.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Peer Exchange was a two-day event focused on exploring key issues and opportunities that may influence the success of the Rethinking I-94 project. By sharing the experiences of peers in other jurisdictions and discussing their applicability in Minnesota and the Twin Cities, the event provided an opportunity for MnDOT staff to consider their approach to public engagement, stakeholder, and partner coordination. The event was hosted by the MnDOT Metro District Office and sponsored by the FHWA/FTA’s TCPB program, which assisted with planning and documentation of the event and funded the participation of the peer presenters.

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