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The Mission of  the NWRTCC is to SUPPORT improved access and options for transportation services in Northwestern MN through communication and creative partnerships.


The Northwest Regional Transportation Coordination Council (NWRTCC) identifies gaps and generates new opportunities to improve transportation for disadvantaged populations. Past work has consisted of problem identification, coalition building, and creating community awareness of transportation needs.


As the NWRTCC is embarking on the Phase Four initiatives we are building the partnerships to meet those gaps. While we do this, we also move toward a more outcome-based approach in addressing transportation problems.


The workplan consists of seven tasks that were identified by Minnesota Council on Transportation Access. 

The Work Plan
To view the complete Work Plan, please follow this link.

NWRTCC serves the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau.


Task 1: Transportation Coordination

  • To gather transportation stakeholders

  • To explore how the resources available can be shared and utilized most effectively. 

Task 2: Improve Efficiency

  • Begin sharing the resources we currently have.

  • Identify the agencies willing to explore partnership

  • Track the vehicles available to share. 

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Transportation Surveys

The Northwest Regional Development Commission, Transportation Department, along with the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for public input on transportation in Northwest Minnesota. 

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey that best fits your situation. 

Do You Use Public Transit? - Use this link to get to the Rider Survey

Are You A Transportation Provider? - Use this link to get to the Provider Survey

Task 3: Expand Partnerships

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  • Identify organizations and businesses that rely upon effective transportation services.

  • Identified specific areas to expand partnerships

    • Medical and senior living services

    • Behavioral health

    • Social service providers

Task 4: Volunteer Drivers

  • Work with MN Council on Transportation Access to support volunteer driver programs

    • Recruitment

    • Training

    • Professional development

Survey of Volunteer Driver Programs in Minnesota

Please take a moment to fill out the Volunteer Driver Survey

Task 5: Human Service-Public Transit Coordination Plan

  • Special emphasis on transit dependent populations in NW MN

  • Transit disadvantaged populations:

    • Low-incomes

    • Persons 65 and older

    • People with disabilities. 

Task 6: Mobility Management

  • Professional development and expanding opportunities to learn about transportation issues

  • Interconnections between transportation issues such as health, food access, job security

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Task 7: Partnering with Emergency Management

  • Build relationships with emergency management professionals

  • Provide a regular connection to MNDOT and MCOTA resources.

  • Represent the “transportation disadvantaged,” or those most likely to be stuck in case of emergency.