For fans of road and bridge improvements, the 2014 legislative session was sort of like winning the consolation prize instead of the big stuffed animal in the ring-toss game at the State Fair.Read More »
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Minnesota Department of Transportation officials have good news for motorists who are weary of driving on bad pavements and for contractors who work on roads and bridges. The message: Help is on the way in the form of a $1.1 ...Read More »
A state transportation bill introduced last Friday includes a gas sales tax that would help road improvement funds keep pace with inflation, an idea that has the strong support of transportation backers but is likely to face stiff resistance in an election year.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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St. Peter DFLer played key role on Vikings stadium, other sensitive issues.
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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.Read More »
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 ...Read More »