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HF 4268

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 02/26/2024 02:21pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to mass transit; requiring Metropolitan Council to design, construct, and
fund certain aspects of bus rapid transit projects; amending Minnesota Statutes
2022, section 473.4485, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 473.4485, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bus rapid transit project infrastructure. new text end

new text begin (a) The Metropolitan Council must
design, construct, and fully fund the following elements of all bus rapid transit projects,
regardless of the project's scope: (1) sidewalk curb ramps and signals meeting the most
current Americans with Disabilities Act standards at all intersection quadrants in intersections
affected by construction of a bus rapid transit station; and (2) transit priority infrastructure,
including but not limited to red transit pavement marking and traffic signal modifications.
new text end

new text begin (b) Intersections impacted by the requirements under paragraph (a) must include
infrastructure serving the bus rapid transit station from the opposite side of a street or from
a nonadjacent mid-block location. This paragraph must be construed to require full and
complete intersection upgrades to the most current Americans with Disabilities Act design
standards, notwithstanding any conflicting or lesser minimum requirements or suggestions
set forth in separate laws, regulations, advisories, or other published Americans with
Disabilities Act materials.
new text end