The 2021 Session began on January 5th. The legislature’s main job will be to develop a two-year budget for the state including the budget for transportation. The Minnesota Transportation Alliance has adopted a Legislative Agenda for 2021 that will be shared with legislators as we work to have an increase in dedicated funds included in the two-year transportation budget. Check out web site throughout the session for important information on issues and action by the legislature.
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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…
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced April 2nd, 2020, that the agency will undertake 188 road and bridge projects statewide during the 2020 season to help maintain the state’s roads and bridges, improve safety and support construction jobs across the state. Some of the projects have already begun and others – such as the work on Hwy 5 around Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – are proceeding ahead of schedule in light…
Governor Walz released his recommendations for the 2020 Capital Bonding bill. The proposal calls for a total of $2.6 billion in bonds and cash and includes $451 million from a combination of GO bonds, trunk highway bonds and general fund cash for Transportation. The Transportation section provides $112 million for the Local Bridge program, $100 million for the Local Road Improvement Program, $55 million for transitway projects, $10 million…