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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    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1999 c 227 s 23]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1988 c 544 s 27; 1988 c 670 s 14]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.
    Subd. 11. Design-build transportation project. When the Department of Transportation
undertakes a design-build transportation project as defined in section 161.3410, subdivision
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, the statement of qualification evaluation criteria and scoring methodology, statement of
qualification evaluations, technical proposal evaluation criteria and scoring methodology, and
technical proposal evaluations are classified as protected nonpublic data with regard to data not
on individuals and as confidential data on individuals. The statement of qualification evaluation
criteria and scoring methodology and statement of qualification evaluations are public when the
Department of Transportation announces the short list of qualified contractors. The technical
proposal evaluation criteria, scoring methodology, and technical proposal evaluations are public
when the project is awarded.
    Subd. 12. Transportation Department data. When the commissioner of transportation
determines that the design-build best value method of project delivery is appropriate for a project
under sections 161.3410 to 161.3428, relocation reports, planimetric files, digital terrain models,
preliminary design drawings, commissioner's orders, requests for proposals, and requests for
qualifications are classified as protected nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals
and confidential data on individuals until the department publishes the data as part of the request
for proposal process. The commissioner may release design-build data to land owners, counties,
cities, and other parties under contract to a government entity as necessary to facilitate project
development. The released data retain their classification as protected nonpublic data with regard
to data not on individuals and confidential data on individuals as provided by section 13.03,
subdivision 4
, paragraph (c), until the department publishes the data as part of the request for
proposal process.
    Subd. 13. Account data. The following data pertaining to applicants for or users of toll
facilities, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes for which a user fee is charged under section 160.93,
are classified as nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals and as private data with
regard to data on individuals: data contained in applications for the purchase, lease, or rental of
a device such as an electronic vehicle transponder which automatically assesses charges for a
vehicle's use of toll roads; personal and vehicle identification data; financial and credit data;
and toll road usage data. Nothing in this subdivision prohibits the production of summary data
as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 19.
    Subd. 14. Market research data; classification. (a) Names, home addresses except for zip
codes, home e-mail addresses, and home telephone numbers obtained for or received in response
to a survey conducted by or on behalf of the Department of Transportation are classified as
private data on individuals.
    (b) Business names, business addresses except for zip codes, business e-mail addresses, and
business telephone numbers obtained for or received in response to a survey conducted by or on
behalf of the Department of Transportation are classified as nonpublic data.
    Subd. 15. Overhead rate data. Financial statements and shareholder financial data provided
to the commissioner of transportation by a consultant in order to establish its overhead rate, and
the schedule of audit adjustments and the overhead rate schedule prepared by the Department of
Transportation in order to establish the overhead rate for a consultant are classified as nonpublic
data or private data on individuals. The overhead rate percentage is public data.
    Subd. 16. Bid escrow data. Bid documentation held in escrow by the Department of
Transportation is classified as nonpublic data. Any data on individuals in the bid documentation
are classified as private data on individuals. "Bid documentation" means all writings, working
papers, computer printout charts, and other data calculations used by a contractor to determine its
bid in bidding for a contract. The bid documentation includes, but is not limited to, the contractor's
costs for operating each piece of equipment owned by the contractor, the contractor's overhead
costs and its calculated overhead rate, the contractor's pay rates for its employees, efficiency or
productivity factors, arithmetic extensions, and the rates and quotations from subcontractors
and material suppliers to the extent that the rates and quotations were used by the contractor in
formulating and determining the amount of the bid.
History: 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; 2005 c 163 s
46-48; 1Sp2005 c 7 s 16; 2007 c 129 s 39-41