Erica Hansen | Published on October 12th, 2015
An Intern’s-Eye View of the MIC
Did you realize that on just fourteen streets in Duluth and Superior during one 12-hour period in September, there are around 1,240 uses of infrastructure by bicyclists, and 5,896 uses of infrastructure by pedestrians? The entire town I live in (around 900 people) would have to walk back and forth more than six times to get that pedestrian count.
I am going to guess that your answer is no, you had no idea the extent of the infrastructure used by alternative transportation in Duluth and Superior.
I’m guessing that most of you also don’t know the extent of the effort that goes into this [Read More]
Erica Hansen | Published on September 23rd, 2015
An Intern’s-Eye View of the MIC
Meet Erica Hansen
In my time as a student in the Transportation and Logistics Management program at UW-Superior, I have become increasingly enamored with the dynamics of transportation.
You might even describe me as a freight transportation enthusiast (rubber tyre gantry cranes get me fired up, okay?). The more I learn about this behind-the-scenes industry, the more apparent its presence becomes.
A few months ago when I began my journey to becoming a MIC intern, I found that there is even a behind-the-scenes transportation planning world to my behind-the-scenes freight transportation world.
I have learned [Read More]
admin | Published on July 7th, 2015
Almost $10 million of federal funding is being programmed for Duluth area transportation projects in 2019, and you have the opportunity to review and comment.
The programmed projects include:
Bridge preservation on the Blatnik bridge and the Mesaba Avenue bridge over Superior Street in downtown Duluth;
Mill and overlay of Highway 39 in Gary/New Duluth;
Resurfacing of Maple Grove Road (from Midway Road to Westberg Road) in Hermantown;
Pavement reclamation and storm sewer repairs on E 8th St/E 9th St in Duluth’s East hillside; and
Duluth Transit Authority operations (approx. $2 million in FTA funding programmed for continued public transit operations.
Additional [Read More]
Robert Herling | Published on March 5th, 2015
Although it fluctuates from year to year, about $8 million – on average– of federal transportation assistance comes in to the Duluth area. Of that amount, approximately $6 million is allocated for MnDOT projects, and $2 million goes to county and city projects.
Each year several new transportation improvement projects are proposed by these jurisdictions, for four years in advance. This allows the time needed to do the planning and engineering work before they can be implemented.
This year, five projects are being proposed to utilize the $8 million in federal funding estimated to be available in year 2019. These projects and their estimated [Read More]
Rondi Watson | Published on December 15th, 2014
We are interested to know your thoughts about the changes we are proposing to our Public Involvement Plan.
The MIC’s Public Involvement Plan (PIP) spells out our process for obtaining public input as an integral part of the transportation planning process.
Recently we put these procedures to the test, during the development of our Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). We noted several edits, deletions and additions to be incorporated into the 2013 PIP document as approved revisions.
The proposed revisions are:
1. Delete all references to air quality consultations
Why is this being proposed?
As of late 2014, Duluth [Read More]