473.3997 Federal funding; light rail transit.
(a) Upon completion of the alternatives analysis and draft environmental impact statement for the central corridor transit improvement project, the council, the commissioner of transportation, and the affected regional rail authorities may prepare a joint application for federal assistance for light rail transit facilities in the metropolitan area. The application must be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Council before it is submitted by the council and the commissioner. In reviewing the application the council must consider the information submitted to it under section 473.3994, subdivision 9.
(b) Until the application described in paragraph (a) is submitted, no political subdivision in the metropolitan area may on its own apply for federal assistance for light rail transit planning or construction.