Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC)


The Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) is a forum for transportation officials and elected officials in Northeast Minnesota to discuss regional transportation issues and set regional priorities. As a subcommittee of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC), RTAC advises ARDC regarding transportation planning processes for the Arrowhead Region of Northeast Minnesota and is staffed by ARDC. The committee is composed of representatives from the following fields and agencies:

  • Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails
  • City of Duluth
  • City Engineers
  • Counties within MnDOT D1
  • Community Health Boards
  • Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council
  • Economic Development
  • Elected Officials
  • Forest Service
  • Minnesota DNR
  • MnDOT D1 Planning
  • MnDOT D1 State-Aid
  • MnDOT D1 Transit
  • Port
  • Railroad
  • Rural Transit
  • Township
  • Tribal

To see a complete listing of active RTAC representatives, click here

In addition to guiding transportation planning processes, the RTAC serves as the Northeastern Minnesota Area Transportation Parntership’s (ATP) Steering Committee. In 2013, the ATP approved the merger of the RTAC and ATP Steering Committee. The purpose of this merger was to reduce the number of meetings and to ensure that meaningful meetings still occur. The merger also facilitates a regular meeting schedule for MnDOT in cases of needed action, as well as a forum for discussion and education. RTAC meetings are typically held in October, February, and June of each year.


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A number of resources are available to help inform decisions about transportation in Northeast Minnesota. The following list highlights some of these resources.

General Transportation

Non-motorized Transportation

More Information

For more information on ARDC’s Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC), please contact:

Russell Habermann
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218-529-7552 (direct)
Toll-free: 1-800-232-0707 ext. 552.
Fax: 218-529-7592