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SF 2003

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2019 09:18am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; requiring Department of Transportation to promote use
of electric vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 174.01,
subdivision 2; 174.03, subdivision 7.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 174.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Transportation goals.

The goals of the state transportation system are as

(1) to minimize fatalities and injuries for transportation users throughout the state;

(2) to provide multimodal and intermodal transportation facilities and services to increase
access for all persons and businesses and to ensure economic well-being and quality of life
without undue burden placed on any community;

(3) to provide a reasonable travel time for commuters;

(4) to enhance economic development and provide for the economical, efficient, and
safe movement of goods to and from markets by rail, highway, and waterway;

(5) to encourage tourism by providing appropriate transportation to Minnesota facilities
designed to attract tourists and to enhance the appeal, through transportation investments,
of tourist destinations across the state;

(6) to provide transit services to all counties in the state to meet the needs of transit users;

(7) to promote accountability through systematic management of system performance
and productivity through the utilization of technological advancements;

(8) to maximize the long-term benefits received for each state transportation investment;

(9) to provide for and prioritize funding of transportation investments that ensures that
the state's transportation infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair;

(10) to ensure that the planning and implementation of all modes of transportation are
consistent with the environmental and energy goals of the state;

(11) to promote and increase the use of high-occupancy vehicles deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end low-emission
vehiclesnew text begin, and electric vehiclesnew text end;

(12) to provide an air transportation system sufficient to encourage economic growth
and allow all regions of the state the ability to participate in the global economy;

(13) to increase use of transit as a percentage of all trips statewide by giving highest
priority to the transportation modes with the greatest people-moving capacity and lowest
long-term economic and environmental cost;

(14) to promote and increase bicycling and walking as a percentage of all trips as
energy-efficient, nonpolluting, and healthy forms of transportation;

(15) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's transportation sector; and

(16) to accomplish these goals with minimal impact on the environmentnew text begin and human
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 174.03, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Energy conservation.

The commissioner, in cooperation with the commissioner
of commerce through the state energy office, shall evaluate all modes of transportation in
terms of their levels of energy consumption. The commissioner of commerce shall provide
the commissioner with projections of the future availability of energy resources for
transportation. The commissioner shall use the results of this evaluation and the projections
to evaluate alternative programs and facilities to be included in the statewide plan and to
deleted text begin otherwisedeleted text end promote the deleted text beginmoredeleted text end efficient use of new text beginlow- and zero-emission new text endenergy resources for
transportation purposes.