STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, began the ninth meeting at 1:01 P.M. on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
TORKELSON, Paul Chair
PETERBURG, John Vice Chair
Representative Torkelson began the meeting to order at 1:01 P.M. A quorum not was present.
Presentation on Minnesota Regional Railroad Association Rail safety.
John Apitz, legislative Counsel.
Paul Hester, Hazmat Manager, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway(BNSF), Hazmat manager.
Brian Sweeny, Director of Government Affairs, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF).
Representative Torkelson officially called the meeting to order at 1:28 P.M. A quorum was present.
Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of January 26th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Presentation by Minnesota Department of Public Safety on recently released report on 2017 evaluation of safety preparedness related to the transportation of oil and ethanol in the State of Minnesota per the 2014 Rail Safety Act legislation.
Joe Kelly, Director, Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Kevin Reed, Deputy Director, Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
John Wolfgram, Chief Engineer, Minnesota Office Pipeline Safety.
Presentation by Minnesota Department of Transportation on 2015 Statewide Rail Plan for both freight rail and passenger rail.
Peter Dahlberg, Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations.
Dan Krom, Director, Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Passenger Rail.
Phillip Qualy, State Director, United Transportation Union.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:47 P.M.
Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair
Chelsea Peter, Committee Legislative Assistant