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Federal Transportation Funding Action  

The DRIVE Act
The “Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act,” or DRIVE Act, which was approved July 30 by the U.S. Senate, would reauthorize the federal highway and public transportation programs for a six-year period, fiscal years 2016-21. 

Letter to the Minnesota delegation in the House urging passage of a multi-year transportation act.

ARTBA Analysis of the 2015 Senate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Plan:

The US Senate passed a long-term highway bill.

Agency Requests for Transportation Funding in Capital Bonding Bill  

Legislative Summary - 2015  

Transportation Funding-2015 
The 2015 Session was a huge disappointment for all of us working for a long-term transportation funding bill. The session ended with no action on a tax bill or long-term transportation plan, but with $1 billion of surplus left on the bottom line, Legislative leaders have said that they plan to pass both a tax bill and transportation bill during the 2016 Session.
2015 Legislative Summary
Chapter 75 2015
Transportation - FY 2016-17 Omnibus Conference Agreement

Video Recap Transportation Day 2015  

Transportation Day 2015 featured a large turnout from members and guests! Governor Dayton gave a morning address to the conference and local news, followed by legislative updates frommembers of the House and a panel discussion about transportation proposals around the nation.

Photo Recap Transportation Day at the Capitol - 2015  

Thank You! to everyone who participated in the Alliance Transportation Day at the Capitol.

We heard from Governor Mark Dayton about his plan for increasing funding for transportation and how important transportation infrastructure is for the state.

Our participants also heard from House Transportation Committee Chair Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing) about the importance of funding for roads and bridges to the new House majority and his interest in finding a solution to transportation funding challenges we face.

2015 will be a critical year for transportation both in St. Paul and in Washington, D.C.  The Transportation Alliance will be leading the effort to secure additional funding.

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Presentations - 119th Annual Meeting  

 

The Minnesota Transportation Alliance held its 119th Annual Meeting and 2013 Construction Forecast on November 1st.  With over 140 participants, we had a very successful event featuring an agenda that was filled with the latest information and insight on the future of Minnesota’s transportation system.

Our agenda included:

The State Highway Construction Forecast– This presentation highlights upcoming projects and overall work levels on the state highway system for the next few years.

County Highway Construction Highlights – The Association of Minnesota Counties presented information on upcoming work in counties around the state.

- MnDOT Office of State Aid Update –Local bridge funding levels, local road funding levels and updates on the flood work that will be going on in the next construction season are contained in this presentation.

State Revenue Update – This presentation provides important information on funding levels as projected for the state fuel tax, registration tax, motor vehicle sales tax and federal funding for transportation.