Planning Ahead for Transportation in Minnesota and North Carolina

In 2003, Minnesota became the first state in the country to develop a comprehensive performance-based transportation plan. Rather than selecting projects arbitrarily, Minnesota’s leaders agreed to a process that identified specific goals for the transportation system, developed policies to achieve those goals and selected the projects that best met those policies. In so doing, it created a framework for transportation reform across the U.S., inspiring the Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) calls for prioritizing investments based on merit . This case study examines the performance measures Minnesota and now North Carolina utilize to help identify priority projects.

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