Adeel Lari, Researcher, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
MnDOT's Office of Transit and Active Transportation is exploring how public transit dollars may be spent to fund shared mobility services as an extension of existing public transit services in Greater Minnesota. The office is looking for assistance in identifying what current public dollars could be eligible for shared mobility P3s. The office is supportive of making MnDOT funds (state and federal) available for these kinds of projects, but they are unclear whether they have the legal authority under current statutes and regulations or if new legislation is needed. MnDOT's Office of Transit and Active Transportation needs help to review current regulations and look at how other agencies have funded similar projects.