The Transit Report is published annually to give residents and elected officials an overview of public transit services in Minnesota. The report includes fact sheets that describe each state-supported public transit system in Minnesota and aggregated information about calendar year 2016 expenditures, funding sources, ridership, and revenue hours. Additional chapters of note include: • “State of the Industry” outlines federal and state funding mechanisms, local initiatives and oversight of transit service in Minnesota. • “Federal and State Funding for Transit” outlines current transit funding allocations • “Major Accomplishments” provides a detailed look at notable transit system activities in 2016 • “Preparing for the Future” describes factors affecting future transit provision in Minnesota, including projections of future transit needs and related funding requirements This report also complies with Minn. Stat., Sec. 174.247 that requires MnDOT annually analyze, compile and publish financial information for state-supported transit systems. The chart on page 3 itemizes specific statutory guidelines for the report and indicates which sections meet these requirements.