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Twin Cities Region Transportation Policy Plan. Nacho Diaz Metropolitan Council Evaluating Economic and Community Impacts of Transit Corridors Roundtable. Transportation Policy Plan: Highway System. 250%. 133%. 95%. 175%. 142%. 76%. 175%. 221%. 35%. 67%. 129%. 100%. 158%. 107%.

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Twin cities region transportation policy plan

Twin Cities Region Transportation Policy Plan

Nacho Diaz

Metropolitan Council

Evaluating Economic and Community Impacts of Transit Corridors Roundtable


Twin cities region transportation policy plan

Transportation Policy Plan:

Highway System


Twin cities region transportation policy plan

250%

133%

95%

175%

142%

76%

175%

221%

35%

67%

129%

100%

158%

107%

78%

91%

182%

117%

68%

79%

109%

134%

149%

185%

94%

42%


Twin cities region transportation policy plan

Constrained Scenario Outcomes

Projects planned to be completed by 2030

Cost 2009 - 2030: $6,237 M


Twin cities region transportation policy plan

Transportation Policy Plan:

Transit System


Increase ridership

Increase Ridership

Targets:

  • 2030: 100% ridership increase

  • 2020: 50% ridership increase (37 M more rides/year)

    Strategies:

  • Maintain existing bus system

  • Expand bus system

    • Meet population/demand growth

    • Fare Incentives

    • Local Service Improvements

    • Express Service Improvements

  • Build Transitways


Express commuter bus system

Express Commuter Bus System

I-94 West

I-94 N/Hwy 252/Hwy 10

I-94 N/Hwy 65

I-35W North

I-94 East

Hwy 36

Hwy 212

Hwy 169

Hwy 52

I-35E South


Transitways

Transitways

Dedicated ROW

Technology undefined

Tier I (2020)

  • Northstar

  • Northwest BRT

  • Cedar BRT

  • I-35W BRT

  • Central

    Tier II (2030)

  • Southwest

  • Rush

  • Red Rock

    Existing

  • Hiawatha

  • I-394


Northwest brt bottineau boulevard

Northwest BRT (Bottineau Boulevard)

Location

From downtown Minneapolis to Maple Grove/Rogers

Construction simultaneouswith County Rd 81/Bottineau Blvd.

Project Status

Scoping report completed

State provided $21 million bond funding, released 2004/2005

Preliminary design underway


Northstar commuter rail

Northstar Commuter Rail

Location

40-mile corridor along Hwy 10 from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake

Project Status

Preliminary Engineering completed/ Final engineering begun

Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision from FTA

Meets FTA cost-effectiveness criteria

Received $37.5 M in 2005 Legislative Session, awaiting federal approval to enter final design


Cedar brt

Cedar BRT

Minneapolis

Location

Connection along Cedar Ave. from Lakeville to downtown Minneapolis

No TH 77 expansion planned for next 25 years

Project Status

Bus rapid transit preferred alternative

Received $10 M from State in 2005 for park and ride capacity and shoulder bus lanes

I-35W

Richfield

Bloomington

Eagan

Burnsville

TH 77 (Cedar)

Apple Valley


I 35w brt corridor

I-35W BRT Corridor

  • Location

  • Lakeville to Minneapolis

  • Project Status

  • Already 15,000 daily riders in corridor, forecasted to almost triple by 2025

  • BRT/HOV lanes to be built for entire corridor

  • May request funding in 2006 Legislative session


Central

Central

11 mile corridor between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis

LRT, BRT options - locally preferred alternative to be selected in 2005

$5.25 M received from State in 2005 session for EIS /preliminary engineering.


Key requirements prior to final design and construction of transitways

Key Requirements Prior to Final Design and Construction of Transitways

Include in Transportation Policy Plan

Obtain Environmental Clearances

Satisfy FTA New Starts Criteria if Federal Funding Pursued

Obtain Governor’s and Legislative Endorsement if State Funding Pursued

Secure Full Funding Grant Agreement, prior to Construction if Federal Funding Pursued


Timeline for development of transitways on dedicated row

Timeline for Development of Transitways on Dedicated ROW

Alternatives Analysis/Draft EIS: 12-24 months

Selection of Preferred Alternative: 6 months

Preliminary Engineering/Final EIS: 12-24 months

Final Design: 12-24 months

Full Funding Grant Agreement: 6 months

Construction: 24-48 months

Total: 6-10 Years


Twin cities region transportation policy plan

Funding Summary - Transit

In Millions


Twin cities region transportation policy plan

Plan available at

www.metrocouncil.org


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