Transportation planning outside the city of Rochester is the responsibility of ROCOG– Rochester Olmsted Council of Governments. This government decision making body is made up of citizen representatives as well as elected officials from the City, County and Townships. Representatives from the city and county planning departments attend as do representatives from the state and local Department of Transportation (DOT). In addition to studying population and social trends to determine future transportation routes and needs, current roadways are also studies to decide if safety and traffic flow improvements are needed.
If you wish to learn more about ROCOG and 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) please visit ROCOG’s information by clicking on this link: https://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/planning/rocog/Pages/default.aspx
Some of the information that you can find that goes into the planning includes:
Age Cohorts by decade (the fastest growing age group that represents the biggest change is the over 60 age group).
Employment Growth Driven by the Health Sector
Public Involvement in the Planning process is welcomed. The Planning Department will be holding public open houses later this year on the transportation plans. You can receive update notices from the planning department by visiting their website and providing your email address. You can also follow the planning process on Facebook.