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Public Engagement

Public Engagement at MnDOT

Public engagement at MnDOT refers to the agency’s commitment to listen first and ultimately inform, consult, involve, collaborate and/or empower stakeholders and the public in transportation decision making.

Plans, templates and tools

Public engagement plans are living documents, meant to be updated as projects progress through the development process and as more information is available. The plans are used to outline the public outreach approach and as a reference for all project team members.

Training and consultation

The Office of Communications and Public Engagement provides trainings, consultation and guidance in developing, executing and documenting engagement plans and in areas of audience analysis, conflict assessment and cross cultural communications.

Information exchange

MnDOT public engagement practitioners and partner agencies share information and resources through meetings, workshops and peer exchanges. The intent is to support public engagement in transportation decision making and foster statewide quality and consistency in outreach and engagement practices.