Regional Transportation Coordinating Council Grant

What is an RTCC?

A Regional Transportation Coordinating Council (RTCC) is a local organization focused on delivering effective transportation. With support from Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA), Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and Minnesota Department of Human Services, an RTCC is established to improve transit access and coordination for people of all ages and abilities. Download the project fact sheet to learn more.

What will an RTCC do? 

An RTCC will work to address the challenges of the current transit system. The RTCC will oversee coordination between transportation providers, service agents, and the private sector in order to fill transportation gaps, streamline access to transportation, and increase options of where and when to travel.

What is Three Rivers' role in RTCC?

On behalf of the RTCC Steering Committee for southeastern Minnesota, Three Rivers secured funding for the RTCC during its first year of planning. The first year ended on June 30, 2019. As of July 1, 2019, the role of administrative agency will be transferred to Olmsted County for longer-term development and implementation of the RTCC.  Three Rivers intends to continue its participation in the RTCC as a representative of our service area, transportation programs, and the people we serve. 

What did the Southeast RTCC accomplish in year one?

Throughout the first year, the RTCC Steering Committee conducted outreach to stakeholders across the region to identify priorities and opportunities for regional transportation coordination. The results of the community engagement efforts, as well as the Steering Committee meeting minutes, Southeast RTCC implementation plan, and draft by-laws, are available on the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) website.

What is next for the Southeast RTCC? 

During summer/fall 2019, the Southeast RTCC will be in transition to Olmsted County. During that time, please refer to the MCOTA website for updates and contact information for the Southeast RTCC. You may also contact Brian Carlson with questions at 507-272-2797 during the interim period.

The Southeast RTCC implementation plan (posted on the MCOTA website) identifies several exciting priorities for how our regional can work together to improve transportation access, efficiency, and outcomes for our communities in the coming years. The proposed RTCC by-laws also create opportunities for ongoing and meaningful engagement for transportation stakeholders like you, so check it out! The Southeast RTCC Steering Committee hopes that you take advantage of those opportunities to reshape our region’s transportation systems and services.