Transportation is the lifeblood of our state – getting people to jobs, services and activities; carrying children to school; and allowing businesses to transport goods. To thrive, communities need safe, reliable, affordable, and convenient transportation options, and well-maintained infrastructure including roads, bridges, railways, and runways. We track data on access to destinations, congestion, pavement condition, and transportation expenses to better understand how well Minnesota is doing in providing efficient and safe transportation and infrastructure.

Minnesotans on the road

Fast facts

Just 4% of Minnesota’s highways are rated in poor condition

But that percentage varies widely by county, from 0 to 18%.
4 %
4th

lowest level of traffic delay

Twin Cities auto commuters spend about 56 hours of extra time traveling at congested speeds during rush hour, the fourth lowest level of traffic delay across the nation’s 25 largest metro areas.

On average, Twin Cities residents spend 20% of their household income on transportation expenses

Our metro area falls in the middle of the nation’s 25 largest metro areas for transportation expenses.
20 %
18,029

jobs are reachable within 30 minutes by public transit in the Twin Cities metro

Our metro area falls in the middle of the nation’s 25 largest metro areas for transit access to jobs. We fall toward the top of the largest metros for auto access to jobs.