Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2010 (Minn. 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." The Council succeeds the Interagency Committee on Transit Coordination (ICTC), which was established in 2005 by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
MCOTA Regular Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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. See MCOTA's Guidelines for Public Comment for more information.
MCOTA usually meets bi-monthly on a Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Planned meetings may be cancelled, so please refer to this website for scheduling updates.
Future 2020-2021 meetings are currently planned for: Jan 27, Mar 24, May 26
About the Council
The following documents provide more information about the Council and its activities.
- Council members
- Two-page overview of the Council (PDF)
- Strategic Plan 2020-2024 (PDF)
- 2020-21 Work Plan (PDF)
- Annual Reports:
The following reports were developed by the Council to support transportation coordination throughout the state.
- 2018 Volunteer Driver Forum Summary (PDF)
- Best Practices for Addressing Youth Employment and Training Transportation (PDF, 2018)
- Public/Private Partnerships in Transit: Case Studies and Analysis (PDF)
- Cost-Benefit Analysis of Volunteer Driver Programs: Minnesota Case Studies (PDF, 2017)
- Volunteer Driver Programs in Minnesota: Benefits and Barriers (PDF, 2017)
- Minnesota Transit Funding Primer (PDF)
- Common Standards for Reporting Financial Information for Transportation (PDF)
- Vehicle Sharing Among Human Service Providers in Minnesota: Steps to Address Barriers (PDF)
- NEMT Coordinators in Minnesota (PDF)
- Calculating Benefits of Transit Coordination: Minnesota Case Studies (PDF)
- Successful Local Transportation Coordination Case Studies (PDF)
- Synthesis of 2011 Greater Minnesota regional transportation coordination plans (PDF)
For more information, please contact Tom Gottfried of MnDOT's Office of Transit and Active Transportation, [email protected], phone: 651-366-4171.