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While there are several different plans being proposed, there is a need to interconnect all those piece parts to integrate them into the transportation framework of the DMC transportation vision.

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: DMC EDA

Contact: DMC Communications ; Email: erinobrien@dmceda.org ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Community Development Department (Formerly Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department) ; Community Networking Group (CNG) ; DMC EDA ; SRF Consulting

Potential Collaborators: North American High Speed Rail Group (NAHSR)


Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Plan Phase

Project Type

  Planning; Yes  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Transportation

Level 2: Transportation, Heart of the City, Discovery Square, UMR and Recreation, Central Station, Waterfront, St Marys Place

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Hotel & Hospitality, Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Heart of the City, Discovery Square, UMR and Recreation, Central Station, Waterfront, St Marys Place

Community Health Impacts:

Financial Stress/Homelessness, Social Determinants


Related Projects

DMC Transportation: Parking ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Downtown Rochester Access Management Authority per DMC Transportation Improvement 7.5.1.1 plan draft ; Rochester City Transit Development Plan ; SE Mn Transportation Projects Information Portal ; The Rochester - Twin Cities Rail Corridor (Zip Rail) ; Transportation: ROCOG Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

 

 

Detailed Description

 

 

While there are several different plans being proposed, there is a need to interconnect all those piece parts to integrate them into the transportation framework of the DMC transportation vision:  primary function of this Transportation Plan is to provide investment guidance for DMC transit and transportation infrastructure funding.

This recognizes the need for enhanced workforce access and quality transportation options to grow a competitive, diverse, and sustainable economic center in Rochester. The transportation element of the DMC Development Plan serves as a guiding investment strategy based on sound market analysis and full integration with the 20-year DMC development program. It guides investment of DMC dollars directed to transit and transportation projects, including $116 million in State Transit Aid (approximately $47 million of which will come from Olmsted County), and public infrastructure funding to support other transportation related improvements such as streets and parking structure.

The strategy has been established to leverage DMC funding with City/County Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funding, projects identified in the sales tax extension (approved in 2013), current and future State (MDOT)

 



 


 

DMC Transportation Section

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Rochester Rapid Transit


November 20, 2020 : DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

DMC EDA Webinar October, 2020 and DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019


October 30, 2020 : DMC Mobility Presentations

October 2020 Series of DMC Webinars - 5 Year Updates


September 26, 2019 : Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Green Lights Mobility Hub Locations in Rochester

September, May and Feb 2019 Presentations to DMCC. 


June 24, 2016 : SRF Status Reports on DMC Transportation and questions about MWO supply chain

A number of DMC Transportation RFP questions were brought up by Susan Park Rani, DMC board member.



Mobility Related Events => LINK


Key reports on: Rochester Rapid Transit


November 20, 2020 : DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

DMC EDA Webinar October, 2020 and DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019


October 30, 2020 : DMC Mobility Presentations

October 2020 Series of DMC Webinars - 5 Year Updates


September 26, 2019 : Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Green Lights Mobility Hub Locations in Rochester

September, May and Feb 2019 Presentations to DMCC. 


June 24, 2016 : SRF Status Reports on DMC Transportation and questions about MWO supply chain

A number of DMC Transportation RFP questions were brought up by Susan Park Rani, DMC board member.


  

General reports on: Rochester Rapid Transit


September 08, 2021 SRF Consulting - Rochester Rapid Transit

To achieve maximum results, the project team took a unique “co-design” approach to gather the input needed for shaping the Rochester Rapid Transit Project to reflect the community’s values. 

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May 18, 2020 Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back.

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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November 06, 2018 DMC Transportation Plan Status

Status reports and documentations presented to DMCC.

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May 29, 2016 DMCC Board raised concern about lack of transporation planning progress

Frustration was raised about the lack of transportation stake-in-the-ground at the May 26, 2016 DMC Board meeting. In project management 101 parlance, there is a lack of a work-break-down-structure of the overall DMC development plan.

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August 27, 2015 Transportation: DMC Transportation Framework

DMCC has approved a funding $500,000 per year to contract a transit planner to spearhead transit studies

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Key Beam Reports on:

Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Transportation  
September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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September 02, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan 3Q2021

Key info includes: 3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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August 29, 2021: NAACP, Rochester Chapter Speaker Series

Honesty in Education: A clarification of Critical Race Theory.

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August 22, 2021: State of Minnesota: MnDOT Equity Feedback

Feedback on the transportation equity working definition. MnDOT came to Diversity Council board meeting and presented to the board and asked for feedback. This is a collection of feedback comments.

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August 20, 2021: Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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August 16, 2021: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota: Welcoming Week

Welcoming week 2021, 2020 information.  Welcoming America is a non-profit organization that is leading a movement of inclusive communities in the United States. Rochester, MN is proud to join the over 250+ cities and organizations around the country participating in Welcoming Week 2021 - Belonging Begins With Us.

 

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July 07, 2021: How to approach a DEI improvement project

 Use the Listen, Learn and Act model to support new DEI leaders in our community -- a living document to jot down OpenBeam's thoughts how organizations may contribute to our area's DEI progress.  

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June 27, 2021: AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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Last modified by allnode on 2021/09/15
Created by allnode on 2015/05/11

 

 

 

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The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
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