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(a) Upon completion of the alternatives analysis and draft environmental impact statement, and selection of the locally preferred alternative, for each light rail transit facility, the responsible authority may prepare an application for federal assistance for the light rail transit facility. If the commissioner is the responsible authority, the application must be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Council before it is submitted by the commissioner. In reviewing the application the council must consider the operating cost estimate developed under section 473.3994, subdivision 9.

(b) Except for the designated responsible authority for a particular light rail transit facility, no political subdivision in the metropolitan area may on its own apply for federal assistance for light rail transit planning or construction.

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