J.D. Burton, attorney/lobbyist with Flaherty & Hood, was invited to participate in a series of working group meetings designed to craft selection criteria for highway interchange projects throughout the state. The Transportation Economic Development working group is comprised of officials from MnDOT, DEED and transportation organizations tasked with providing input and guidance to the agencies as they develop a second round of interchange funding. The interchange funding, totaling $70 million, will be split evenly between greater Minnesota and the Metro Area. MnDOT and DEED plan on announcing final interchange solicitation criteria and schedules for funding in September.