relating to transportation; commuter rail; authorizing the commissioner to contract for use of railroad right-of-way; regulating civil liability;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 174.82.
174.82 COMMISSIONER'S DUTIES.
The 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.
Presented to the governor May 15, 2006
Signed by the governor May 18, 2006, 6:41 p.m.