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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 29, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, began the twenty-seventh meeting at 12:01 P.M. on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room 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
GUNTHER, Bob
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWE, Jeff
JOHNSON, Clark
KIEL, Deb
KOZNICK, Jon
LUCERO, Eric
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
RARICK, Jason
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

Members excused:
MILLER, Tim

Representative Torkelson began the meeting at 12:01 P.M. A quorum was not present.

Representative Torkelson called the meeting to order at 12:08 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of March 22nd, 2017 and March 23rd, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Petersburg assumed the gavel at 12:39 P.M.

Representative Torkelson assumed the gavel at 1:00 P.M.

The following bill were presented in front of the committee, no action was taken.

HF228 (Peppin) Dayton; I-94 interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1543 (Smith) Trunk Highway 610 interchange project modification funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF662 (Drazkowski) Goodview and Minnesota City; railroad crossing quiet zone funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF2105 (Haley) Red Wing; highway-rail grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1097 (Koznick) Metro Orange Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF207 (Uglem) Coon Rapids; Hanson Boulevard high-rail grade crossing separation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF206 (Uglem) Brooklyn Park; Trunk Highway 169 and 101st Avenue interchange project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF2034 (R. Peterson) I-35W bridge over the Minnesota River replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF412 (Masin) Dakota County; I-35W bridge and interchange project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF2203 (Zerwas) Elk River; U.S. Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 169 interchange reconstruction feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF187 (West) Blaine; 105th avenue reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF304 (Hortman) Coon Rapids; Hanson Boulevard highway-rail grade crossing separation funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF288 (Ecklund) Falls International Airport funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2385 (Franke) Red Rock Corridor transitway demonstration project funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF930 (Omar) Minneapolis; 10th Avenue bridge repair and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF224 (Omar) Minneapolis; pedestrian bike bridge over I-94 replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF223 (Omar) Minneapolis; 5th Street Southeast bridge over I-35W replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF856 (Pinto) Ramsey County; Riverview corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF493 (Sundin) Cromwell; Trunk Highway 73 realignment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF2428 (Sundin) Carlton County; airport hangar construction funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF462 (Dettmer) Anoka County; interchange improvement and road realignment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF472 (Hertaus) Loretto and Medina, railroad crossing safety improvement projects and quiet zones funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF471 (Hertaus) Wayzata; controlled railroad crossing project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 2453 (Fenton) Gateway Corridor Busway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF2442 (Ward) Gateway Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF588 (C. Johnson) New Ulm and Nicollet; U.S. highway 14 reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF436 (A. Carlson) Mall of America light rail transit station improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF263 (Rosenthal) I-35W and I-494 interchange improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF539 (Fischer) Ramsey County; Rush Line Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1002 (Barr) Inver Grove Heights; Broderick Boulevard reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1000 (Barr) Inver Grove Heights; Argenta Trail realignment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF914 (Runbeck) Hugo Short Line Railway capital improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 852 (Wills) Rosemount; railroad quiet zone funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1953 (Wills) Rosemount; railroad quiet zone funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF194 (Wills) Dakota County; County Road 42 and Trunk Highway 52 interchange reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF216 (Wills) Dakota County; County Road 42 and Trunk Highway 52 interchange reconstruction funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF1286 (Whelan) Anoka, Coon Rapids, and Ramsey; U.S. Highway 10 and frontage road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1044 (Whelan) Anoka; high-rail grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1435 (Whelan) Ramsey; County State-Aid Highway 56 highway-rail grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF165 (Newberger) Watab; trunk highway interchange and frontage road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF126 (Hansen) West St. Paul; Robert Street reconstruction funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 618 (Hansen) West St. Paul; Robert Street reconstruction funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 1277 (B. Johnson) Cambridge; Trunk Highway 95 improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF1636 (B. Johnson) Isanti County; Trunk Highway 65 segment designated as Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway.

HF2514 (Sandstede) Calumet; U.S. Highway 169 additional lane construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1506 (Koegel) Coon Rapids; Foley Boulevard Northwest rail grade separation funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF590 (Koegel) Anoka County; Foley Boulevard Northstar commuter rail station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF176 (Shomacker) Rock County; town road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF432 (Metsa) Mountain Iron; Enterprise Drive North road improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1761 (Hoppe) Carver County road and trail improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF134 (Mahoney) Ramsey County; East Metro Rail Corridor funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF88 (Gruenhagen) Carver County; Trunk Highway 212 right-of-way acquisition and construction funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF598 (Gruenhagen) McLeod County; County State-Aid Highway 15 road improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF385 (Lucero) Wright County; I-94 lane expansion and replacement of black iron overpasses funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF1181 (Hornstein) Hennepin County; I-35W and Lake Street access project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF125 (Becker-Finn) Ramsey County; I-694 and Rice Street interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF2093 (Loon) Eden Prairie; rail grade crossing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF948 (P. Anderson) Glenwood; railroad grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF265 (Petersburg) U.S. Highway 14 reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Torkelson moved for a recess at 2:26 P.M.

Representative Torkelson reconvened the committee at 2:37 P.M.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:41 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Chelsea Peter, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2442 (Ward) - Gateway Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2428 (Sundin) - Carlton County; airport hangar construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2385 (Franke) - Red Rock Corridor transitway demonstration project funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2203 (Zerwas) - Elk River; U.S. Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 169 interchange reconstruction feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2105 (Haley) - Red Wing; highway-rail grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1636 (Johnson) - Isanti County; Trunk Highway 65 segment designated as Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway.
  • HF1543 (Smith) - Trunk Highway 610 interchange project modification funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1506 (Koegel) - Coon Rapids; Foley Boulevard Northwest rail grade separation funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1286 (Whelan) - Anoka, Coon Rapids, and Ramsey; U.S. Highway 10 and frontage road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1277 (Johnson) - Cambridge; Trunk Highway 95 improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1002 (Barr) - Inver Grove Heights; Broderick Boulevard reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1000 (Barr) - Inver Grove Heights; Argenta Trail realignment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF930 (Omar) - Minneapolis; 10th Avenue bridge repair and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF914 (Runbeck) - Hugo Short Line Railway capital improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF856 (Pinto) - Ramsey County; Riverview Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF852 (Wills) - Rosemount; railroad quiet zone funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF662 (Drazkowski) - Goodview and Minnesota City; railroad crossing quiet zone funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF618 (Hansen) - West St. Paul; Robert Street reconstruction funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF590 (Koegel) - Anoka County; Foley Boulevard Northstar Commuter Rail station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF588 (Johnson) - New Ulm and Nicollet; U.S. Highway 14 reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF539 (Fischer) - Ramsey County; Rush Line Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF493 (Sundin) - Cromwell; Trunk Highway 73 realignment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF472 (Hertaus) - Loretto and Medina; railroad crossing safety improvement projects and quiet zones funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF471 (Hertaus) - Wayzata; controlled railroad crossing project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF462 (Dettmer) - Columbus; interchange improvement and road realignment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF432 (Metsa) - Mountain Iron; Enterprise Drive North road improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF412 (Masin) - Dakota County; I-35W bridge and interchange project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF385 (Lucero) - Wright County; I-94 lane expansion and replacement of black iron overpasses funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF304 (Hortman) - Coon Rapids; Hanson Boulevard highway-rail grade crossing separation funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF288 (Ecklund) - Falls International Airport funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF263 (Rosenthal) - I-35W and I-494 interchange improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF228 (Peppin) - Dayton; I-94 interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF224 (Omar) - Minneapolis; pedestrian bike bridge over I-94 replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF223 (Omar) - Minneapolis; 5th Street Southeast bridge over I-35W replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF207 (Uglem) - Coon Rapids; Hanson Boulevard highway-rail grade crossing separation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF206 (Uglem) - Brooklyn Park; Trunk Highway 169 and 101st Avenue interchange project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF187 (West) - Blaine; 105th Avenue reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF176 (Schomacker) - Rock County; town road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF165 (Newberger) - Watab; trunk highway interchange and frontage road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF134 (Mahoney) - Ramsey County; East Metro Rail Corridor funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF126 (Hansen) - West St. Paul; Robert Street reconstruction funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF88 (Gruenhagen) - Carver County; Trunk Highway 212 right-of-way acquisition and construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF436 (Carlson) - Mall of America light rail transit station improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1953 (Wills) - Rosemount; railroad quiet zone funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1044 (Whelan) - Anoka; high-rail grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1435 (Whelan) - Ramsey; State-Aid Highway 56 highway-rail grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2514 (Sandstede) - Calumet; U.S. Highway 169 additional lane construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1761 (Hoppe) - Carver County; road and trail improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF598 (Gruenhagen) - McLeod County; County State-Aid Highway 15 road improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2453 (Fenton) - Gateway Corridor Busway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF415 (Metsa) - Virginia; utility relocation related to relocation of Highway 53 funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF948 (Anderson) - Glenwood; railroad grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF125 (Becker-Finn) - Ramsey County; I-694 and Rice Street interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2093 (Loon) - Eden Prairie; rail grade crossing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1097 (Koznick) - Metro Orange Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1181 (Hornstein) - Hennepin County; I-35W and Lake Street access project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF265 (Petersburg) - U.S. Highway 14 reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

The Transportation Finance Committee will hear informational hearings only on some of the bonding projects members have requested hearing on. There will be a five minute limit on testimony per bill maximum and the committee will forward a list of projects which have been initially sent to the Transportation Finance Committee and which will be forwarded to the Capital Investment Committee. The list of projects being heard will be posted on Monday March 27th. Contact the Committee Legislative Assistant Chelsea Peter for testimony 651-296-9302 or Chelsea.peter@house.mn. We will not be taking additional public testimony on these projects due to limited time available and that these are informational hearings only,.