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HF 1351

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; providing for a study of long-range transportation
solutions.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginSTUDY OF TRANSPORTATION LONG-RANGE SOLUTIONS.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study to evaluate the
current and long-range needs of the state's transportation system, and investigate possible
strategies to meet these needs.
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new text begin (b) The study must include, but is not limited to:
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new text begin (1) evaluation of the current needs of the state's highway systems and bridges;
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new text begin (2) analysis and quantification of the needs for the next 20 years of the state's
highway systems and bridges;
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new text begin (3) comparison of estimates of revenues raised by current transportation funding
sources, with long-term needs of the state's transportation system;
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new text begin (4) identification of options for maintenance and improvement of the state's transportation system with specific reference to factors such as changes in vehicle fuel economy, availability of alternative modes of transportation, and the nation's attempts to decrease dependence on foreign oil; new text end

new text begin (5) analysis of alternative pricing options utilized in other states, and their potential
for use, public acceptance, alleviation of congestion, and revenue generation in this
state; and
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new text begin (6) identification of options for road pricing or other alternative financing
mechanisms, and estimates of implementation costs, user costs, and revenue.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall report the results of the study to the legislature no later
than January 15, 2008.
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