Topic: Transportation

Cities Make Plea for Street Improvement District Authority

(Published Apr 14, 2014)

A letter from city groups blames deferred maintenance for poor road conditions, and implores state leaders to allow cities to create street improvement districts.

Pothole Fix Funding on Fast Track

(Published Mar 31, 2014)

The House and Senate are proposing $15 million to assist counties and state aid cities with pothole repair; the Senate also provides funds for non-state aid cities and townships.

Scaled Back Transportation Supplemental Appropriation Bills Moving

(Published Mar 31, 2014)

Currently, the House measure contains $50 million in general fund money, while the Senate version contains over $138 million.

Freight Rail Safety Discussed at League and State Capitol

(Published Mar 24, 2014)

A bill was introduced that would require the Department of Public Safety to carry out preparedness activities related to railroad and pipeline spills and discharge.

House Transportation Finance Committee Talks Trains

(Published Mar 3, 2014)

The committee discussed major delays on the Northstar Commuter Line, and escalating freight rail safety concerns.

Railroad Association Announces New Operating Practices Related to Transport of Crude Oil

(Published Feb 24, 2014)

The announcement contains specific steps for railroads to take to improve the safety of transporting crude oil.

Street Improvement District Support Resolutions Needed

(Published Feb 18, 2014)

Support from cities is critical to securing key votes in 2014 from legislators who may not be familiar with the street improvement district initiative.

Congressional Hearings on Freight Rail Safety Scheduled

(Published Feb 18, 2014)

Several incidents involving trains hauling crude oil have prompted federal lawmakers to raise concerns about railroad safety.

MnDOT Seeks Comments on ‘Corridors of Commerce’ Strategy

(Published Sep 30, 2013)

The program’s goals are to provide additional highway capacity and improve the movement of freight.

MnSHIP Draft Plan Now Available for Review and Comments

(Published Jul 8, 2013)

MnDOT is seeking public comments on its draft Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan.

MnDOT to Share and Seek Public Comment on Highway Investment Plan

(Published May 20, 2013)

Public meetings are scheduled for May and June.