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SF 1487

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/27/2015 08:54am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; appropriating funds for a suburban connections
demonstration project.

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

Section 1. new text beginSUBURBAN CONNECTIONS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT;
APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2016 and $....... in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated from the
general fund to the Metropolitan Council for financial assistance to replacement service
providers under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388, to implement a demonstration
project that provides regular route transit or express bus service between municipalities in
the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2,
excluding cities of the first class. Following notification under paragraph (b), the council
shall allocate the appropriated funds as directed by the replacement service providers.
new text end

new text begin (b) The replacement service providers shall collectively identify one or more
demonstration projects for financial assistance under this section and submit a notification
of the allocation to the Metropolitan Council. Criteria for evaluating and identifying
demonstration projects must include but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) scope of service offering improvements;
new text end

new text begin (2) integration with transit facilities and major business, retail, or suburban centers;
new text end

new text begin (3) extent to which a proposed route complements existing transit service; and
new text end

new text begin (4) density of employment along a proposed route.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015, and applies in the
counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
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