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HF 2365

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/22/2021 02:08pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/22/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; establishing requirements governing project development
for certain transit and highway projects; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginTRANSIT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
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new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.
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new text begin (c) "Highway 252/I-94 project" means the project on marked Trunk Highway 252 and
marked Interstate Highway 94, as selected in the corridors of commerce program from the
appropriation under Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 16, subdivision 11.
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new text begin (d) "I-94 project" means the project on marked Interstate Highway 94 in a study area of
downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, also known as the Rethinking I-94 project.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bus rapid transit project development; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal
year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the Metropolitan Council to complete
planning and predesign that incorporates bus rapid transit into the Highway 252/I-94 project
and the I-94 project, in consultation with the commissioner. The bus rapid transit service
may be identified as separate routes or a continuous route.
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new text begin (b) The design for bus rapid transit in the Highway 252/I-94 project must include (1) an
online station at marked Interstate Highway 94 and Lowry Avenue North, (2) an inline
station at marked Interstate Highway 94 and Dowling Avenue North, (3) an inline station
at marked Interstate Highway 94 and 49th Avenue North, and (4) stations along marked
Trunk Highway 252.
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new text begin (c) The design for bus rapid transit in the I-94 project must include an online station at
marked Interstate Highway 94 and Snelling Avenue and a station that serves the University
of Minnesota.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Highway 252/I-94 project limitations. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must not
encumber or expend any funds for final engineering or for construction of the Highway
252/I-94 project, unless:
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new text begin (1) the commissioner completes an alternatives analysis for transit service in a corridor
serving residents in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and north Minneapolis, which must
include analysis of bus rapid transit;
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new text begin (2) the commissioner incorporates the preferred alternative identified under clause (1)
into the Highway 252/I-94 project; and
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new text begin (3) the Metropolitan Council includes the preferred alternative in its transit operating
planning.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner must perform the alternatives analysis in consultation with the
Metropolitan Council.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021, and
applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
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