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Transportation Finance and Policy

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 8, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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 8, 2022, 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
ELKINS, 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.


Representative Petersburg moved that the March 3 minutes be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3623 (Hansen): G Line (from Little Canada to West St. Paul)

Chair Hornstein moved to lay over HF 3623 for possible consideration in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Hansen gave an overview of HF 3623.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF 3623.


HF3767 (Jordan): H Line (from downtown Minneapolis to east side of St. Paul)

Chair Hornstein moved to lay over HF 3767 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Hornstein moved that the H3767A1 amendment be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Jordan gave an overview of HF 3767, as amended.

Public Testimony on HF 3767, as amended

Elliot Altbaum, ISAIAH

Chair Hornstein laid over HF 3767, as amended.


HF2997 (Bernardy): F Line (from Blaine to Minneapolis)

Chair Hornstein moved to lay over HF 2997 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Bernardy gave an overview of HF 2997.

Public Testimony on HF 2997

Scott Hickok, City of Fridley

Chair Hornstein laid over HF 2997.


General Public Testimony

Suzanne Sobotka, Policy and Research Director, Move Minnesota
Will Schroeer, Executive Director, East Metro Strong


Metro Transit Zero-Emission Bus Transition Plan

Nick Thompson, Metro Transit
Judd Schetnan, Met Council Government Affairs


Duluth Transit Authority Electric Bus Program Presentation

Nancy Brown, Procurement Manager
Matt Lelou, President, CWA Local 7304
Kathleen Schuler, Policy Director, Health Professionals for a Health Climate
Hieu Le, Sierra Club
Anjali Bains, Lead Director, Energy Access and Equity, Fresh Energy
Nick Martini, Coordinator of Transportation, Osseo Area Schools
Steve Jorrisen, MN350


Chair Hornstein adjourned the meeting at 2:24pm.



Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair


Dan Dodge, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3767 (Jordan) - St. Paul; H line bus rapid transit project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3623 (Hansen) - G Line bus rapid transit projection funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2997 (Bernardy) - Metropolitan Council F Line bus rapid transit funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

Bills will be heard on an informational basis:.
03:21 - HF3623 (Hansen) G Line bus rapid transit projection funding provided, and money appropriated.
09:26 - HF3767 (Jordan) Saint Paul; H line bus rapid transit project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
17:48 - HF2997 (Bernardy) Metropolitan Council F Line bus rapid transit funding provided, and money appropriated.
30:35 - Overview on bus electrification and the Zero-Emission Bus Transition Plan.
Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.


Informational Overview on Bus Electrification and the Zero-Emission Bus Transition Plan

HF2997 (Bernardy) Metropolitan Council F Line bus rapid transit funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF3623 (Hansen) G Line bus rapid transit projection funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF3767 (Jordan) St. Paul; H line bus rapid transit project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

**Agenda items may be added or removed

Meeting documents will be posted on the Transportation Finance & Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/home/92028

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

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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