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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.


Transportation is about more than improving individual lives; it is about improving all facets of our state’s economy, culture, and communities. Reliable transportation is a prerequisite for a healthy economy and is often the first step toward independence and opportunity for people with low incomes, older adults, and people with disabilities. Unfortunately, a multitude of funding programs and requirements across dozens of departments and agencies make transportation coordination and communication a daunting task. To unravel this complex web, transportation coordination and cooperation is necessary. When representatives of different agencies and organizations involved in transportation programs work together, they can increase capacity to serve unmet needs, improve quality of service, improve understanding and access to services by the public, and achieve more cost-effective service delivery.


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

The Work Plan

Task 1 - Transportation Guidance

and Consultation

Task 2 - Vehicle Sharing

Task 3 - Stakeholder and

Community Engagement

Task 4 - Volunteer Drivers

Task 5 - Training and Education

Task 6 - Integrating Mobility


Task 7 - MCOTA Participation

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

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Thief River Falls Named a Bicycle Friendly Community


The League of American Bicyclists has designated Thief River Falls as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level. This award is presented only to communities with strong commitments to bicycling.

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