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HF 1150

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/23/2017 07:40pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transit; establishing a farebox recovery objective for certain Twin Cities
metropolitan area transit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146,
subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Development guide: transportation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe transportation chapter must
include policies relating to all transportation forms and be designed to promote the legislative
determinations, policies, and goals set forth in section 473.371.

new text begin (b) In addition to the policy plan content requirements under subdivision 1, the policy
plan must also establish as a primary objective an increase of the average farebox recovery
ratio, calculated for all regular routes and lines operated by the council, to at least 80 percent
by 2022. The plan must identify strategies to achieve the farebox recovery objective under
this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end In addition to the requirements of subdivision 1 regarding the contents of the policy
plan, the nontransit element of the transportation chapter must include the following:

(1) a statement of the needs and problems of the metropolitan area with respect to the
functions covered, including the present and prospective demand for and constraints on
access to regional business concentrations and other major activity centers and the constraints
on and acceptable levels of development and vehicular trip generation at such centers;

(2) the objectives of and the policies to be forwarded by the policy plan;

(3) a general description of the physical facilities and services to be developed;

(4) a statement as to the general location of physical facilities and service areas;

(5) a general statement of timing and priorities in the development of those physical
facilities and service areas;

(6) a detailed statement, updated every two years, of timing and priorities for
improvements and expenditures needed on the metropolitan highway system;

(7) a general statement on the level of public expenditure appropriate to the facilities;

(8) a long-range assessment of air transportation trends and factors that may affect airport
development in the metropolitan area and policies and strategies that will ensure a
comprehensive, coordinated, and timely investigation and evaluation of alternatives for
airport development.

new text begin (d) new text endThe council shall develop the nontransit element in consultation with the transportation
advisory board and the Metropolitan Airports Commission and cities having an airport
located within or adjacent to its corporate boundaries. The council shall also take into
consideration the airport development and operations plans and activities of the commission.
The council shall transmit the results to the state Department of Transportation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies to all future updates to the plan. This section applies in the
counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

new text end

new text begin By December 31, 2017, the Metropolitan Council must revise the transportation policy
plan under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.146, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end