The 2022 Legislative Session is now underway. This is the second year of the biennium with a shorter session focused on developing a capital budget bill and potentially passing a supplemental budget bill given the historic general fund surplus being predicted by the state. We have lots of information on our State Action (hyperlink) page including our Transportation Alliance Legislative Platform for 2022, the Governor’s capital and supplemental budget recommendations and updates on key legislative action.
Final apportionment number for highway and transit formula funds have been released. Minnesota's highway apportionment increased from $621 million in FY21 to about $850 million for FY22. For transit formula funds, Minnesota will receive $166.5 million for FY22.
More information is…
The Biden Administration released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook to help state, local, Tribal and territorial governments unlock the benefits from the historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure. The guidebook is a one-stop-shop on the law and contains the most comprehensive information to date on the more than 375 programs…
The proposal is divided into these categories:
- How We Move (including transportation infrastructure): $600 billion
- How We Live at Home (including drinking water, broadband, public housing): $650 billion
- How We Care (including raising wages and benefits for home-care workers): $400 billion
- How We Make and Create (including increased research and development spending): $580 billion
The Transportation Alliance held an important conversation with the top leaders in transportation in Minnesota to learn more about the latest initiatives and how transportation is doing during this legislative session and this year. Participants had an opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from the leaders at MnDOT and the Met Council.
Featuring MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Metropolitan Council Chair…