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Transportation Finance

THIRTIETH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 01, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Petersburg, Vice Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, called the thirtieth meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in the basement of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

TORKELSON, Paul Chair
PETERBURG, John Vice Chair
BAKER, Dave
BARR, Regina
BERNARDY, Connie
DANIELS, Brian
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
JOHNSON, Clark
GUNTHER, Bob
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWE, Jeff
KIEL, Deb
KOZNICK, Jon
MILLER, Tim
LUCERO, Eric
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
RARICK, Jason
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

A quorum was present.

Metropolitan Council - Update on status of Bottineau and Southwest Light Rail

Testfiers:
Judd Schetnan, Director of Government Affairs, Met Council
Mark Fuhrman, Deputy General Manager, Met Council

Chair Torkelson assumed the gavel at 1:13 PM.

Update and status on conflicted contractors for light rail project construction bidding

Testifiers:
Mary Bogie, Chief Financial Officer, Met Council

Overview on recently published Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA)/Amended Draft Section 4 (f) Evaluation by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Met Council

Public Testifiers:
Mary Pattock, Board Member, Lakes and Parks Alliance
David Lilly, Board Member, Lakes and Parks Alliance

Office of Legislative Auditor (OLA) review of the 2nd Quarter Transit Report audit



Testifiers:
Judy Randal, Deputy Legislative Auditory, Office of the Legislative Auditor
Judd Schetnan, Director of Government Affairs, Met Council

House Fiscal Staff Presentation
Andrew Lee, Fiscal Analysts, House Fiscal Staff

The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Sam Moyer, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..

Metropolitan Council - Update on status of Bottineau and Southwest Light Rail

Update and status on conflicted contractors for light rail project construction bidding

Overview on recently published Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA)/Amended Draft Section 4 (f) Evaluation by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Met Council which is allowing public comment period from Feb 23 to April 9, 2018

Office of Legislative Auditor (OLA) will testify on 2nd Quarter Transit Report audit

House Fiscal Staff Presentation

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