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HF 2752

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/09/2014 03:58pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to metropolitan transit; requiring Metropolitan Council to adopt
standards for light rail vehicles; requiring Transportation Accessibility Advisory
Committee review of vehicle standards; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [473.4056] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT VEHICLE DESIGN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Adoption of standards. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 1, 2015, the Metropolitan
Council shall adopt and may thereafter amend standards for the design of light rail
vehicles that are reasonably necessary to provide access for, and to protect the health and
safety of, persons who use the service. All light rail transit vehicles procured on and after
January 1, 2015, must conform to the standards then in effect.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee must review the standards
and all subsequent amendments before the Metropolitan Council adopts them.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Metropolitan Council shall post adopted standards, including amendments,
on its Web site.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Minimum standards. new text end

new text begin Standards adopted under this section must include,
but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) two dedicated spaces for wheelchair users in each car;
new text end

new text begin (2) seating for a companion adjacent to at least two wheelchair-dedicated spaces; and
new text end

new text begin (3) further specifications that meet or exceed the standards established in the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
new text end