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The Transportation Department is focused on maintaining and improving the various modes of transportation within the nine-county region and beyond. Region Nine works with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), local units of government, legislators, citizens and other organizations to bolster transportation facilities, options and resources in south central Minnesota. Through a planning assistance contract with MnDOT, Region Nine provides technical support for transportation issues affecting our region. 

The Region Nine Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), is composed of elected officials and engineers who oversee the general functions of the transportation program at Region Nine.

Through the MnDOT Annual Planning Grant, Region Nine is:

  • A member of the Area Transportation Partnership
  • A member of Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) subcommittees
  • A member of the Mankato-North Mankato Area Planning Organization's Technical Advisory Committee
  • Administering the Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Serving on various transportation related committees
  • Conducting Regional Significance Reviews of proposed projects
  • Serving as a liaison between MnDOT and the region
  • Assisting communities with grant applications  

Region Nine conducts and assists with various studies and plans, including:

  • Safe Routes to School
  • Active Living Planning/Trail Planning
  • Freight
  • Ethanol and Rails
  • Functional Classification of roads within Region Nine
  • Transit Planning
  • Long-Range Planning
  • Passenger Rail

Region Nine is a member of two coalitions:

U.S. Highway 169 Cooridor Coalition                                   

U.S. Highway 14 Partnership

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