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Transportation Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 25, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair of the Transportation Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00pm on March 25, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HORNSTEIN, Frank, Chair
KOEGEL, Erin, Vice-Chair
PETERSBURG, John, Lead
BAHR, Cal
BERNARDY, Connie
EKLINS, Steve
FREDERICK, Luke
HAUSMAN, Alice
HEINRICH, John
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
MURPHY, Mary
NELSON, Michael
OLSON, Bjorn
RICHARDSON, Ruth
TORKELSON, Paul
WEST, Nolan

A quorum was present.

Rep. Petersburg moved to adopt the minutes from the March 23 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2169 (Richardson) Rondo Land Bridge project development funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Richardson gave an overview of HF 2169.

Public Testimony on HF 2169

Marvin Anderson, Board Chair, ReConnect Rondo
Keith Baker, Managing Director, ReConnect Rondo

Vice Chair Koegel assumed the gavel at 1:24pm.


HF 2213 (Hornstein) – Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board permitted to reduce speed limits on parkways under its jurisdiction, and local approval required.

Rep. Hornstein gave an overview of HF 2213.

Public Testimony on HF 2213

Jono Cowgill, President, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board


The Sustainable Transportation Act (Hornstein)

Rep. Hornstein gave an overview of the Sustainable Transportation Act.

Public Testimony on the Sustainable Transportation Act

Tim Sexton, Assistant Commissioner, Chief Sustainability Officer, MnDOT
Sam Rockwell, Executive Director, Move Minnesota
Ann Koller
Emily Neuharth
Peter Wagenius, Sierra Club North Star Chapter


The Hazardous Substances Transportation Safety Act (Hornstein)

Rep. Hornstein gave an overview of the Hazardous Substances Transportation Act.

Public Testimony on the Hazardous Substances Transportation Act

Claire Ruebeck, Citizens Acting for Rail Safety
Mark Nichols
Jim Smith, Minnesota State Fire Marshal
Peter Dahlberg, Rail Safety Inspection Supervisor, Rail Service Improvement Program Manager
John Apitz, Minnesota Regional Railroads Association


Chair Koegel adjourned the meeting at 2:30pm.



Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair


Dan Dodge, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2213 (Hornstein) - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board permitted to reduce speed limits on parkways under its jurisdiction, and local approval required.
  • HF2169 (Richardson) - Rondo Land Bridge project development funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

Bills will be heard on an informational-only basis.
05:05 HF2169 (Richardson) Rondo Land Bridge project development funding provided, and money appropriated.
24:44 HF2213 (Hornstein) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board permitted to reduce speed limits on parkways under its jurisdiction, and local approval required.
30:10 HF___(Hornstein) Establishing certain transportation goals and policies; establishing an electric vehicle infrastructure development program; appropriating money.
1:04:58 HF___(Hornstein) Governing railroad safety and certain incident response preparedness; appropriating money.


Agenda items and bills may be added or removed. Bills will be heard on an informational only basis.

HF2213 (Hornstein) - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board permitted to reduce speed limits on parkways under its jurisdiction, and local approval required.
HF2169 (Richardson) - Rondo Land Bridge project development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF___(Hornstein) The Hazardous Substances Transportation Safety Act – see attached language coded MB052-1
HF___(Hornstein) The Sustainable Transportation Act – see attached language coded MB051-1

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Written testimony is encouraged and will be accepted by emailing john.howe@house.mn. Written testimony is entered into the committee’s record, shared with committee members, and posted to the committee’s webpage.

Materials related to this meeting are available online: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/home/92028

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to House Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.