MnDOT release annual Sustainability and Public Health Report

MnDOT release annual Sustainability and Public Health Report

July 27, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/27/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released its 5th annual Sustainability and Public Health Report to show progress in reducing carbon pollution from transportation, prioritizing walking, bicycling, transit, and meeting the energy environmental goals of the state.

According to the report, MnDOT has seen progress from 2019 in reduced emission from MnDOT facilities by 39%, reduced water use at MnDOT by 17%, and converting nearly all highway lighting to LED to 97%.

Even with the big goals achieved in 2020 alone, MnDOT is not on track to meet emission reduction goals for the transportation which is 30% by 2025, including more transportation options and achieve the agency’s goal to meet 90% of needs for bicycling, and reducing non motorized injuries and fatalities. 

For a copy of the 2020 Sustainability and Public Health Report, go to MnDOT’s website.