MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites the public to provide feedback on opportunities and challenges for freight mobility in south-central Minnesota as part of the District 7 Freight Plan development process.

Public input will be incorporated in the District 7 Freight Plan. This plan will help MnDOT understand how freight businesses and local communities use the transportation system, and will allow MnDOT to make better- informed policy and planning decisions that affect commercial trucks, trains, planes, and pipelines.

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars share infrastructure with freight, so addressing freight needs and issues will help make Minnesota’s transportation system more safe, efficient, and well-maintained for all transportation users.

A virtual open house website sharing information about the freight transportation system is now open and will be accepting comments through Monday, September 13:

Virtual open house participants can share their feedback through an online survey. Community members can also provide their ideas for freight mobility by leaving a voicemail at ‪507-320-9586.