The Saint Cloud Area Planning Organization (APO) is in charge of developing a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a federally mandated, annually prepared document that contains highway, transit, and other transportation projects for which Federal funds are programmed during a four-year period within the metropolitan area.

Stearns County, City of Saint Cloud, City of Sartell, City of Sauk Rapids, WACOSA, ConnectAbility of Minnesota, and MnDOT have requested to change the 2021-2024 TIP. The APO is seeking your opinion on these proposed changes to the document.

Thank you for your input!
Stearns County

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Stearns County ROCORI Trail Project 073-090-011

Stearns County ROCORI Trail Project 073-090-011

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* 1. Stearns County is requesting to delay the construction of the ROCORI Trail project. This facility – to construct a new trail along the railroad corridor between Cold Spring and Rockville – was originally programmed in fiscal year 2021. However, the ROCORI Trail Construction Board (RTCB) was unable to come up with the required local match necessary to begin construction ($1,000,730). Stearns County is requesting to MOVE this project to fiscal year 2023 construction. Additionally, some of the Federal funds associated with this project will be paid in fiscal year 2024. No other cost changes have occurred with this project. How do you feel about this proposed change?

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Stearns County CSAH 133 Expansion Project 073-733-006

Stearns County CSAH 133 Expansion Project 073-733-006

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* 2. Stearns County is requesting to ADJUST THE PROJECT TERMINI for the CSAH 133 expansion in Saint Joseph in fiscal year 2024. The original project was designed to expand CSAH 133 from two lanes to four lanes starting at CSAH 75 and ending at 19th Avenue. However, Stearns County is seeking to adjust the ending point from 19th Avenue to 15th Avenue. No cost changes to this $1,822,944 project are anticipated at this time. How do you feel about this proposed change?

City of Saint Cloud

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City of Saint Cloud Beaver Island Trail Project 162-090-007

City of Saint Cloud Beaver Island Trail Project 162-090-007

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* 3. The City of Saint Cloud is requesting to delay the construction of the Beaver Island Trail Phase 8 project. This facility would include the extension of the Beaver Island Trail from the wastewater treatment facility to the southern city limits. Due to concerns over securing the required local match ($120,000) the city is requesting to MOVE construction from fiscal year 2021 to fiscal year 2022. No cost changes to this $600,000 project are anticipated at this time. How do you feel about this proposed change?

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City of Saint Cloud County Road 136/Oak Grove Road SW Project 162-175-001

City of Saint Cloud County Road 136/Oak Grove Road SW Project 162-175-001

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* 4. Due to an increase in additional Federal funding, the City of Saint Cloud is requesting to LOWER its local match on the reconstruction project along Stearns County Road 136/Oak Grove Road SW. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has allocated an additional $127,000 in Federal funding for this project. This would effectively DECREASE the local contribution from $1,027,518 to $900,518. The Federal contribution for this project would increase from $842,482 to $969,482. The overall project cost is not anticipated to change at this time. How do you feel about this proposed change?

City of Sartell

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City of Sartell 19th Avenue Project 220-113-002

City of Sartell 19th Avenue Project 220-113-002

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* 5. The City of Sartell is proposing to INCREASE the cost of the fiscal year 2022 reconstruction of 19th Avenue from $4,799,920 to $7,037,903. This increase is due to significant sanitary sewer and water main issues that are needing to be addressed as part of this project. The City is requesting to INCREASE the local contribution from $2,710,000 to $4,947,983. How do you feel about this proposed change?

City of Sauk Rapids

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City of Sauk Rapids CSAH 1 Trail Project 191-090-002

City of Sauk Rapids CSAH 1 Trail Project 191-090-002

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* 6. Due to the delay in the ROCORI Trail project construction (see Question 1), Federal funding under the Transportation Alternatives program has become available in fiscal year 2021. Originally, the City of Sauk Rapids was set to construct the CSAH 1 trail in fiscal year 2021, in advance of the Federal funding being made available to do so (funding was allocated in fiscal year 2024). As a result of the ROCORI Trail project delay, the City of Sauk Rapids is requesting to USE THE AVAILABLE 2021 FUNDING originally allocated to the ROCORI Trail INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR REIMBURSEMENT in fiscal year 2024. How do you feel about this proposed change?

WACOSA

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* 7. WACOSA has received two grants from the Federal Transit Administration to purchase two buses in fiscal year 2022. With approval, the cost of one bus is anticipated to cost $93,000 with a local contribution of $18,600. The cost of the second bus is anticipated to cost $96,000 with a local contribution of $19,200 needed. WACOSA is requesting to ADD these projects to the TIP in order to receive their vehicles. How do you feel about these proposed changes?

ConnectAbility of Minnesota, Inc.

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* 8. ConnectAbility of Minnesota, Inc. has received two mobility management grants from the Federal Transit Administration in fiscal year 2021 to begin the implementation phase of a Regional Transportation Coordinating Council (RTCC) in central Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) established RTCC program is designed to gather groups of stakeholders together to improve mobility for the “transportation disadvantaged” – older adults, individuals with disabilities, individuals with low incomes, and/or military veterans. The first grant totals $122,500 with $98,000 in Federal funding and $24,500 in state funding. The second grant totals $126,617 with $101,295 in Federal funding, $12,661 in state funding, and $12,661 in local contribution. ConnectAbility of Minnesota is requesting to ADD these projects to the TIP in order to receive funding. How do you feel about these proposed changes?

Minnesota Department of Transportation

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MnDOT US 10 Guardrail Project 0502-116

MnDOT US 10 Guardrail Project 0502-116

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* 9. MnDOT is requesting to MODIFY the project termini of the fiscal year 2021 cable median barrier project on US 10. MnDOT has proposed to define the scope of the project to start at Benton County Road 40 just north of the City of Rice and end at 66th Street just north of the City of Sauk Rapids. No other changes to this $1,750,000 project have been anticipated. How do you feel about this proposed change?

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US 10 Historical Landmark Project 7103-64

US 10 Historical Landmark Project 7103-64

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* 10. MnDOT is requesting to reinstall the interpretive panels and do minor repairs to a historical marker along US 10 in fiscal year 2021. This project will cost approximately $50,000 and will be funded using state funds. MnDOT is requesting to ADD this project to the TIP. How do you feel about this proposed change?

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The following questions are OPTIONAL, but completing them will help us understand if we are reaching all segments of the population.

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* 12. What is your gender?

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* 13. In what city do you reside?

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* 14. What is your age?

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* 15. With what ethnicity do you most identify? Pick all that apply

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* 16. How many people live in your household?

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* 17. What was your total household income last year?

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* 18. Do you have a physical disability?

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* 19. Where were you born?

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* 20. What is the primary language spoken in your home?

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