Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 174.82, is amended to read:
174.82 COMMISSIONER'S DUTIES.
new text beginnew text endThe commissioner shall be responsible for all aspects of
planning, developing, constructing, operating, and maintaining commuter rail, including
system planning, advanced corridor planning, preliminary engineering, final design,
construction, negotiating with railroads, and developing financial and operating plans.
The commissioner may enter into a memorandum of understanding or agreement with a
public or private entity, including a regional railroad authority, a joint powers board, and
a railroad, to carry out these activities.new text beginnew text end