The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is launching Transportation Connection, a long range transportation plan that will look out more than 20 years into the future and help identify plausible scenarios for transportation in the state.

“Transportation Connection is our opportunity to make transportation easy, safe and accessible for everyone in the years to come. North Dakotans’ voices and ideas are essential to its success. We want to hear from them directly,” said Bill Panos, NDDOT Director.

The NDDOT will use online engagement opportunities, surveys, videos, social media and direct conversations to collect information to help shape the future of transportation in North Dakota. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDDOT will slowly introduce in person outreach as appropriate.

The tentative project timeline will be as follows:

• Spring – Stakeholder coordination and planning

• Summer – Public, tribal and stakeholder online meetings and surveys

• Fall – Needs assessment, plan preparation and scenario planning

• Winter – Plan development and implementation

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Transportation Connection is North Dakotans’ opportunity to inform their state’s shared future vision, values, goals, strategies and performance measures for the statewide transportation system. Contact the project team at

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