Minnesota

2017 Session Preview  

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

Minnesota Bridges  

Did you know that 1,149 Minnesota bridges have been deemed structurally deficient?  Now consider the fact that an estimated 2,436,031 vehicles commute across these bridges on a daily basis. Minnesota has already seen the collapse of a vital bridge in the last 10 years, yet today we still face a severe funding gap in keeping our bridges up to code. The Minnesota Transportation Alliance is putting our best foot forward to gain additional funding and give Minnesota bridges the support they need.

As Minnesota's foremost authority on all issues of transportation, we have the latest information and resources to truly make a difference for our state's bridges and beyond. The more our organization grows, the more of an impact we can create. If the stability of our bridges affects your daily commute, consider helping our cause. Members of our coalition receive resource materials tailored specifically to their interests, giving them the tools to get involved and take action on the issues that matter most.

Minnesota Highways & Roadways  

Minnesota currently has over 141,000 miles of streets and highways, 50% of which are over 50 years old. It is estimated that the state will need an additional $250 million per year for the next 20 years to simply maintain these highways as well as our state’s bridges. The Minnesota Transportation Alliance recognizes the importance of keeping a safe and effective Highway and Interstate system. We work hard to educate our community about the importance of these vital infrastructures and help secure funding for years to come.

Whether your commute is near or far, chances are you utilize state highways on a weekly, if not daily basis. Becoming a member of the Minnesota Transportation Alliance would support Minnesota's foremost authority on all issues of transportation. With your support, we can keep Minnesota Highways safe and up to date. 

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

Job Creation and Transportation Infrastructure  

A press conference highlighting the connections between investment in transportation infrastructure and job creation was held Monday, October 24. This conference was held in anticipation of Governor Dayton's 2011 Job Summit that will be discussing Minnesota's economic growth and job creation strategies. Monday's press conference focused on the ability of transportation projects to get people working on the transportation system businesses need to move people and products, featuring the Minnesota Transportation Alliance's Roadmap to 2040.

Below are some articles detailing the press conference:

"It’s jobs, jobs, jobs at the Capitol," The Daily Globe

"Jobs summit in St. Paul seeks common ground on growth," The Pioneer Press

 "Senate GOP seeks business tax cuts, regulation moratorium," The Star Tribune

Press Release by The MN Transportation Alliance: Business and Community Leaders Encourage Transportation to Play a Significant Role in Minnesota’s Jobs Creation Plan