Transportation News

2017 Session Preview  

Get a preview of federal and state transportation funding legislation by viewing our 2017 Session Preview.

Safety Event  

Join Us at the State Capitol for a Safety Awareness Event – April 19th 11:30 am

Front steps of the State Capitol Building

Traffic Crashes and Fatalities Are On the Rise

Minnesota Needs to Invest in Transportation Infrastructure to Improve Safety – NOW

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April also features National Work Zone Awareness Week

FASTAct Presentations  

Presentations from the FAST Act Workshop (See Attachments at Below)

Learn more about the transportation authorization act signed by the President

The FAST Act, signed into law by President Obama, provides 5-years of surface transportation authorization with increased funding levels. More details are available in the documents shown below.

FAST Act Workshop - Messages from Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar

 

2015 - A Critical Year for Transportation  

Transportation, not environment, tops Inhofe's priorities for 2015  Tulsa World

“Transportation and infrastructure are going to be the first thing out of the chute,” he says.
If there is one thing Inhofe cares about more than environmental regulation, it’s transportation. 

For years he has fumed about Congress’ inability to pass a long-term surface transportation bill.
In many cases, fellow Republicans have held up the transportation bill because of the cost. 

Inhofe says the “true conservative” position is to properly fund and maintain the system.

Dayton's to-do list: Transportation, education take priority  Pioneer Press

Gov. Mark Dayton is preparing to go all in on a highway-and-transit upgrade package that could cost drivers a dime or more extra on a gallon of gas and metro shoppers a nickel more on every $10 taxable purchase, a trade-off the Democrat described Monday as vital to a transportation network he sees as choked and crumbling.

Dayton said his formal proposal is still being refined, but he called it one of his top two agenda items for the upcoming legislative session.

As Dayton spoke, he drew a cheat sheet from his pocket with calculations about various funding mechanisms, including a new wholesale tax on gas that is emerging as the cornerstone of his plan.

Higher Minnesota taxes? State legislators undecided  InForum