Carbon Reduction Strategy

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New federal program

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act adopted in November 2021 created the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP). That program provides funds for states to reduce carbon emissions from surface transportation. Minnesota receives approximately $21 million per year for this program. Sixty-five percent of funds are distributed regionally through Area Transportation Partnerships (ATPs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to select and fund projects that align with Minnesota's CRS. MnDOT Districts receive approximately 35% of the total CRP funds to fund projects on the MnDOT-owned system.


Minnesota's CRS

MnDOT developed the first Carbon Reduction Strategy (CRS) in 2023 to inform how to spend the CRP funds and reduce carbon from surface transportation in Minnesota. MnDOT received approval of the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy from Federal Highway Administration on February 21, 2024.

Minnesota's CRS identifies priority areas to reduce carbon from surface transportation in Minnesota (Figure 1). The prioritized areas and strategies guide how to spend CRP funds. These three priority areas have supporting strategies and subsequent prioritized project typologies (Figure 2). Read the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy for details about how Minnesota plans to reduce carbon emissions from surface transportation.

Three categories of the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy include electrification, travel options and low carbon infrastructure and system management.Figure 1. Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy priority areas, MnDOT 2023


Graphic displaying the relationship of the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy priority areas: electrification, travel options, and low carbon infrastructure and system management. Subsequent priority strategies are listed below each of the priority areas.Figure 2. Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy priority areas and strategies, MnDOT 2023

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New federal program

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act adopted in November 2021 created the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP). That program provides funds for states to reduce carbon emissions from surface transportation. Minnesota receives approximately $21 million per year for this program. Sixty-five percent of funds are distributed regionally through Area Transportation Partnerships (ATPs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to select and fund projects that align with Minnesota's CRS. MnDOT Districts receive approximately 35% of the total CRP funds to fund projects on the MnDOT-owned system.


Minnesota's CRS

MnDOT developed the first Carbon Reduction Strategy (CRS) in 2023 to inform how to spend the CRP funds and reduce carbon from surface transportation in Minnesota. MnDOT received approval of the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy from Federal Highway Administration on February 21, 2024.

Minnesota's CRS identifies priority areas to reduce carbon from surface transportation in Minnesota (Figure 1). The prioritized areas and strategies guide how to spend CRP funds. These three priority areas have supporting strategies and subsequent prioritized project typologies (Figure 2). Read the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy for details about how Minnesota plans to reduce carbon emissions from surface transportation.

Three categories of the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy include electrification, travel options and low carbon infrastructure and system management.Figure 1. Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy priority areas, MnDOT 2023


Graphic displaying the relationship of the Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy priority areas: electrification, travel options, and low carbon infrastructure and system management. Subsequent priority strategies are listed below each of the priority areas.Figure 2. Minnesota Carbon Reduction Strategy priority areas and strategies, MnDOT 2023

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  • Carbon Reduction Strategy Virtual Forum - 2

    7 months ago
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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Minnesota is working to reduce carbon emissions from transportation. Please take a moment and share your opinion virtually.

    MnDOT is creating a Carbon Reduction Strategy with guidance and funds provided by the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This plan will guide how to select and fund projects to reduce carbon emissions from transportation.

    We need your help to determine which policies to focus on and include in the statewide Carbon Reduction Strategy.

    Please take 8 minutes to watch the short virtual forum video. Then follow up by providing comments and questions in the forum. MnDOT is monitoring the responses and will reply as available. Your opinions matter.


    Watch the virtual forum video.

    The virtual forum and associated commenting and questions will be open through September 29, 2023.


    For more information on the implementation of the Carbon Reduction Strategy, view the Implementation Overview video.


    Additional context for carbon reduction

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  • CRS Virtual Forum

    10 months ago
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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Minnesota is working to reduce carbon emissions from transportation. Please take a moment and share your opinion virtually.

    MnDOT is creating a Carbon Reduction Strategy with guidance and funds provided by the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This plan will guide how to select and fund projects to reduce carbon emissions from transportation.

    We need your help to determine which policies to focus on and include in the statewide Carbon Reduction Strategy.

    Please take three minutes to watch a short video. If you have questions, please drop them in the forum. Your opinions matter.


    Watch the virtual forum video.

    The virtual forum and associated commenting and questions will be open through July 14, 2023.


    Additional context for carbon reduction

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