Guidance and Decision Making
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Decision making for the Bottineau Transitway takes into consideration technical results and input from the public, study committees and responsible agencies along the corridor.
The identification of a locally preferred alternative (LPA) will progress through a number of incremental steps as indicated in the graphic below culminating in adoption in to the Metropolitan Council Regional Policy Plan by the end of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) process.
Metropolitan Council is a partnering agency with the HCRRA on the Draft EIS and will lead future Bottineau Transitway development activities including responsibility for construction and operations of the transitway. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is the responsible federal agency for conducting the Bottineau Transitway Draft EIS . The FTA provides a review and advisory role throughout the Draft EIS process and it is expected the a Bottineau Transitway project would apply for federal funding under the FTA New Starts program near completion of the Draft EIS .