Topic: Transportation

Street Improvement District Authorization Bill Introduced

(Published Feb 23, 2015)

The legislation would give cities the authority to collect fees from property owners within a district to fund municipal street improvements.

League Board Passes City Street Funding Resolution

(Published Feb 20, 2015)

Cities are urged to consider adoption of a supporting resolution.

Senate Transportation Committee to Hold Hearings in Greater Minnesota

(Published Feb 17, 2015)

City officials are urged to provide testimony about the need for new revenue streams for city streets and other components of local transportation systems.

MnDOT Seeks Public Input on Statewide Bicycle System Plan

(Published Feb 2, 2015)

The plan will include information about routes for the statewide network, the kinds of facilities that will be developed, and locations MnDOT will invest in.

Governor’s Transportation Budget Released

(Published Feb 2, 2015)

The initiative would raise approximately $11 billion over the next 10 years.

Senate Majority’s Transportation Funding Bill Introduced

(Published Jan 20, 2015)

The plan provides $796 million in new revenue for transportation by 2016, but does not contain a new funding stream outside the constitutional formula for city streets.

MnDOT to Host Second Round of State Rail Plan Public Meetings

(Published Jan 20, 2015)

The plan provides guidance to ensure that efficient, competitive services are available to rail customers and to enhance freight access to local and global markets.

League Board Directs New Transportation Advocacy Strategy

(Published Jan 20, 2015)

The League will support only omnibus transportation funding bills that contain a new state funding source for city streets that is distributed outside the constitutional formula.

Move MN Proposes Transportation Fix

(Published Jan 12, 2015)

The group has outlined a 10-year plan to generate more than $850 million a year for statewide transportation projects.

MnDOT Releases Freight Rail Safety Study

(Published Jan 12, 2015)

The report recommends improvements to some of the most heavily traveled railroad mainlines in the state.

MnDOT Seeks Public Feedback on State Rail Plan Update

(Published Nov 3, 2014)

The state will hold a series of meetings around the state to talk about the rail plan update and gather input.

New Complete Streets Project Report to Document Policy Implementation

(Published Sep 22, 2014)

The submission of MnDOT’s Complete Streets Project Report will be required for all MnDOT construction projects beginning with the 2015 construction season.

Local Road Improvement Program Grant Solicitation Opens Sept. 15

(Published Sep 8, 2014)

Funds will be allocated on a competitive basis for projects that meet the Routes of Regional Significance Account or the Rural Road Safety Account criteria.

New Freight Rail Laws Aim to Improve Safety

(Published Jul 14, 2014)

The new laws, which took effect July 1, will implement stricter oversight of railroad companies.

National Fire Academy Releases Training Guide on Crude Oil Hazards

(Published Jun 30, 2014)

'Coffee Break Training' addresses hazards associated with transporting Bakken crude oil.