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Joint meeting of the House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, and the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Budget Division


Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:00:00 AM

13:00 - Gavel. 15:50 - Review status, update and discussion on conference committee HF4 (Kelly/Dibble) Omnibus transportation policy and finance bill. Overview presented by House Fiscal Analysis and House Research staff, and Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis staff. 1:26:10 - MnDOT presentation on status of recently passed federal transportation FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act legislation and its impacts on Minnesota. - Mark Gieseke, MnDOT Office of Transportation System Management. 1:42:05 - MnDOT presentation on federal Fast Act provisions related to rail safety. - Tim Spencer, MnDOT Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations. - Phillip Qualy, United Transportation Union. 2:17:40 - Update on railroad safety improvements. - Brian Sweeney, BNSF. - John Apitz , Minnesota Regional Railroads Association. Runs 2 hours, 46 minutes.