West Central Initiative is contracted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to administer a transportation planning program for west central Minnesota. This partnership allows for coordinated, long-range, regional transportation planning.
As part of the transportation planning process, we develop a multi-modal, Regional Transportation Plan. A Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed to assist in the development of this plan. We also incorporate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data into the planning process.
Our Director of Transportation Planning Wayne Hurley is responsible for administering the transportation planning program. Some of Wayne's responsibilities include working with special studies related to transportation, coordinating meetings of the West Central Minnesota Transportation Advisory Committee, working with the MnDOT District 4 Area Transportation Partnership (ATP), and integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data into the transportation planning program.