Ensure Minnesota maintains a safe, reliable, multimodal transportation system that provides for the needs of employers and employees by delivering projects as efficient, cost-effective, and transparent as possible. This includes an efficient freight system that enhances Minnesota’s economic competitiveness in national and international markets. It also includes an aviation system – comprised of both commercial and general aviation – that provides Minnesota’s businesses and business travelers reliable, affordable and efficient access to markets across the country and around the globe.
2017 LEGISLATIVE RESULTS
We delivered largest investment in roads and bridges since 2008 - without an increase in taxes or fees
- Roads and bridges: Funds from existing sales tax from auto parts and rental vehicles directed to roads and bridges, $2 billion over 10 years; $934 million bonding – $300 million for Corridors of Commerce and $634 for state roads. For FY 2018/19, Minnesota Department of Transportation required to meet 15% efficiency standard.
- Metro transit: Metro counties allowed to expand light rail and bus rapid transit systems through local option sales tax; $70 million allocated for deficit in metro bus funding
- Real ID: Last remaining state to comply with federal law, which takes effect January 2018.