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13.72 Transportation Department data.

Subdivision 1. Estimates for construction projects. An estimate of the cost of a construction project of the Minnesota Department of Transportation prepared by department employees is nonpublic data and is not available to the public from the time of final design until the project is awarded.

Subd. 2. Repealed, 1999 c 227 s 23

Subd. 3. Repealed, 1988 c 544 s 27; 1988 c 670 s 14

Subd. 4. Motor carrier accident data. All data submitted to the Department of Transportation in the form of motor vehicle carrier accident reports, except the portions of the report forms in which the carrier and the driver provide their version of the accident, are classified as nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals, and private data with regard to data on individuals.

Subd. 5. Motor carrier accident version data. Those portions of the motor vehicle carrier accident report forms, that motor vehicle carriers are required to submit to the Department of Transportation, that contain the carrier's and driver's version of the accident are classified as protected nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals, and confidential data with regard to data on individuals.

Subd. 6. Complaint data. Names of complainants, complaint letters, and other unsolicited data furnished to the Department of Transportation by a person other than the data subject or department employee, which provide information that a person who is subject to chapter 221 or rules adopted under that chapter may not be in compliance with those requirements, are classified as confidential data or protected nonpublic data.

Subd. 7. Public investigative data. The following data created, collected, or maintained about persons subject to chapter 221 and rules adopted under that chapter are public: data contained in inspection and compliance forms and data contained in audit reports that are not prepared under contract to the Federal Highway Administration.

Subd. 8. Motor carrier operating data. The following data submitted by Minnesota intrastate motor carriers to the Department of Transportation are nonpublic data: all payroll reports including wages, hours or miles worked, hours earned, employee benefit data, and terminal and route-specific operating data including percentage of revenues paid to agent operated terminals, line-haul load factors, pickup and delivery (PUD) activity, and peddle driver activity.

Subd. 9. Rideshare data. The following data on participants, collected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Council to administer rideshare programs, are classified as private under section 13.02, subdivision 12: residential address and telephone number; beginning and ending work hours; current mode of commuting to and from work; and type of rideshare service information requested.

Subd. 10. Transportation service data. Personal, medical, financial, familial, or locational information data pertaining to applicants for or users of services providing transportation for the disabled or elderly, with the exception of the name of the applicant or user of the service, are private.

HIST: 1981 c 209 s 1; 1981 c 311 s 39; 1982 c 545 s 20,24; 1985 c 298 s 22-24; 1989 c 318 s 1,2; 1990 c 573 s 9; 1991 c 339 s 2; 1993 c 351 s 14; 1999 c 227 s 8,22