House Speaker Kurt Daudt and other Republican transportation leaders announced their plan to repair and replace 15,500 miles of roads and 330 bridges statewide by “re-aligning” existing tax revenue toward transportation, bonding and general fund money.
Crews of carpenters, ironworkers and quality control experts, clad in yellow safety vests and orange hard hats, are carefully crafting the giant concrete puzzle pieces that will go into the bridge that is so far on schedule to open in 2016.
Ron Erhardt's plan borrows some of the ideas currently favored by Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and House Republicans.
Three former state transportation commissioners told the Minnesota Transportation Conference to work across the aisle to get things done, consider transportation’s legacy for future generations, and take a bigger-picture view of infrastructure investment.
Lawmakers spent week digesting economic forecast data and planning strategies for the looming budget battle.
Hoping to squeeze more life out of the 2,100-foot-long concrete arch bridge over the Mississippi River, the city has made the project a centerpiece of its 2015 legislative agenda.
The job count in MnDOT's annual report for the Transportation for Economic Development program is for the next three years.
This is the second of two commentaries on Greater Minnesota transportation options.
The governor’s plan is similar to one supported by a coalition of transportation and transit advocates and to the plan Senate Democrats put forward, but is light years away from House Republicans’ plan.
The package is likely to face resistance from House Republicans, who unveiled their own transportation plan last week
The House GOP and transportation advocates offer their plans to improve roads and bridges and expand transit.
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce lobbyists plan to push for a lesser tax burden on individuals and corporations, and will advocate for the using at least some of the projected $1 billion budget surplus to alleviate transportation shortfalls.
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