Minnesota Volunteer Driver Program Forum, May 9

MCOTA is convening a state-wide Volunteer Driver Program Forum on May 9, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. This will be a day-long event to bring together those running volunteer driver programs and other stakeholders to share information to maintain and strengthen the programs.

More information about the forum

Greater Minnesota RTCC Organizational Planning Grant Application available

The application for Regional Transportation Coordinating Councils Organizational Planning Grants is now available. Eligible grant applicants include cities, counties, legislatively established transit commissions and authorities, regional development commissions and potential vendors.

If you have any questions regarding the RTCC Application, please contact Sue Siemers at 320-223-6556 or susan.siemers@state.mn.us.

RTCC Organizational Planning Grant Application
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Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA)

The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2010 (MN Statute 2010 174.285) to "study, evaluate, oversee, and make recommendations to improve the coordination, availability, accessibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety of transportation services provided to the transit public."

Upcoming meeting:

Wednesday, March 28
1:00-3:30 p.m.
MnDOT Central Office Transportation Building
Conference Room 421 (NEW ROOM)
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN
Call-in Number: 888.742.5095 Participant Code: 9282086172

This is an open meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or to call in; each meeting includes time for public comments. MCOTA usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the MnDOT Central Office, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Future 2018 meetings are planned for: April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 19.

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