by Charley Shaw
Published: July 12, 2013
Tags: budget, Frank Hornstein, House Transportation Finance Committee, Margaret Donahoe, Mark Dayton, Mark Gieseke, Mike Beard, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Legislature, Minnesota Transportation Alliance, MnDOT, Scott Dibble, shortfall, Tim Pawlenty, Transportation, Transportation Funding Advisory Committee, Trunk Highway Fund
State lawmakers and transportation advocates have their summer homework cut out for them in crafting a politically feasible way to begin addressing a projected $20 billion shortfall in the state’s transportation funding over the next two decades.
by Chris Newmarker
Published: July 10, 2013
Tags: Gail Dorfman, Jan Callison, Jeff Johnson, Linda Higgins, Mike Opat, Minnesota Transportation Alliance, Minnesota Trucking Association, Peter McLaughlin, Public Works Energy & Environment Committee, Randy Johnson, wheelage tax
The majority of Hennepin County commissioners appear to support a proposal to tack on an extra $10 to vehicle registration tab renewals to better maintain the county’s road system.
Hennepin County is considering a proposal to impose a $10 wheelage tax on motor vehicles – a funding source that county officials say could raise $9 million annually to maintain the county’s road system.
by Charley Shaw
Published: December 26, 2012
Tags: Bernie Lieder, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Margaret Donahoe, Minnesota Security Hospital, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, Minnesota Transportation Alliance, Morrie Lanning, Paul Thissen, Peter Trocke, Terry Morrow, Thom Petersen, Uniform Law Commission, Vikings Stadium
St. Peter DFLer played key role on Vikings stadium, other sensitive issues.
In light of the dramas in Washington recently over increasing the debt ceiling and temporarily shutting down the Federal Aviation Administration, it’s possible that federal highway funding could be the next casualty of Beltway partisanship.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing the waters on two unusual ways to pay for transportation projects.
Transportation advocates and lawmakers agree that the clock is still ticking on issues related to transportation funding. Limited progress was made earlier in the legislative session to increase funding for roads, and lead negotiators agreed on $46 million last weekend for transit projects. But those advances aren’t a complete fix for the funding issues that [...]