Project Description

Project

MnDOT 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP)

Client

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), MN

Project Partner

SRF Consulting Group Inc.

Summary

MnSHIP needed public input to help inform future capital improvements on Minnesota’s 12,000-mile state highway system over the next 20 years. SFR Consulting Group Inc., in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), conducted a statewide project to explore public opinion and approaches to the investment alternatives for the development of this statewide transportation plan over the next 20 years.

MetroQuest was used online to collect input on priorities, investment approaches and to consider deeper investment strategies. MetroQuest was used to successfully engage over 900 members of the community during a three week period. The public input collected was used to inform the creation of a draft state highway implementation plan slated for implementation in early 2014.

“I just wanted to thank you for your work on this project. MnDOT is very happy with the outcome. MetroQuest helped us collect input on [a] complex topic like funding alternatives in a simple way and the data was easy to digest.”
Mona Elabbady, Transportation Planner, SRF Consulting Group
“The MetroQuest team was great to work with. They were very responsive to all of our needs and completed the project on time. The tool was an innovative approach to engage members of the community who generally do not participate.”
Mona Elabbady, Transportation Planner, SRF Consulting Group