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Technical Assistance Committee (TAC)

The Technical Assistance Committee (TAC) is a collection of Rural and Small Urban Transit individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills to guide the MnDOT Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT) more effectively. The advisory committee serves to make recommendations and/or provide key information and materials to OTAT. The advisory committee plays an important role in evaluating the performance of the transit programs, provides technical expertise, as well as providing program staff with a fresh perspective on programmatic issues. These meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

TAC Meeting Materials:

How we select transit projects

Project selection is the decision to fund a project and add it to the list of projects to be funded. Selected projects are listed in the 4-year Preliminary Project Report and the 4-year State Transportation Improvement Program.

MnDOT selects projects within categories based on types of projects and funding programs. Each category and program has a separate process to evaluate, prioritize and select projects.  The 2020 Solicitation Summary Report Describes our Current Solicitation Processes.

4 Year Preliminary Project Reports (2023 – 2026 and includes current year 2022)

The 4-Year Preliminary Project Reports details OTAT’s capital investments for the next four years for Greater Minnesota Transit. The Preliminary Project Reports are updated frequently to remove projects that are moving to contract status, adjust timing of existing planned projects, and add new planned projects. The primary purpose of the documents are to communicate programmed replacement vehicles and planned large capital transit projects over the next 4 years.

Archived Reports:

2020 Solicitation Summary Report

The report below provides an overview of the decision making process for the Office of Transit and Active Transportation. It increases the transparency of the decision-making process, particularly by providing information to enable comparisons between projects that are selected and those that are not. This report is intended to document the 2020 solicitation process and summarize the results. It does not include any analysis of the solicitation processes or recommendation for changes/improvements to said processes.