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HF 1783

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2019 10:42am

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Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; authorizing a rail transitway feasibility study.

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

Section 1. new text beginRAIL TRANSITWAY FEASIBILITY STUDY.
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new text begin (a) One or more counties or regional railroad authorities may perform a feasibility study
for a rail transitway in a corridor from St. Louis Park to Savage.
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new text begin (b) A feasibility study performed under this section must:
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new text begin (1) be performed in a manner that meets state and federal requirements for light rail
transit and commuter rail project development, including providing for subsequent selection
of a locally preferred alternative;
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new text begin (2) limit the evaluation of trains to types that:
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new text begin (i) are diesel multiple unit trains, including diesel-electric multiple unit trains; and
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new text begin (ii) can operate on track and infrastructure for the Southwest light rail transit line; and
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new text begin (3) evaluate the impacts and costs to include each of the following in a transitway project:
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new text begin (i) quiet zones under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 222, at all at-grade
highway-rail crossings;
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new text begin (ii) positive train control system, as defined in United States Code, title 49, section
20157(i); and
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new text begin (iii) continuous safety fencing throughout the corridor.
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new text begin (c) This section applies notwithstanding any provision of Laws 2002, chapter 393, section
85.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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