Governor Dayton Signs Transportation Bill that Addresses $600 Million Per Year Shortfall For Roads and Bridges

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Good news for transportation following the 2017 Legislative Session!  During the four-day special session, the House and Senate agreed sent a transportation bill to Governor Dayton that he approved and signed on May 31, 2017.
Corridors of Commerce Funding Included

The Coalition supported securing a minimum renewed funding level of $300 million for the Corridors of Commerce program which would deliver projects efficiently, cost effectively, and transparently. This program utilizes a more comprehensive approach to transportation funding than is often promoted by focuses on funding projects that have already been partially funded, such as the I-94 West Corridor projects.Outlined in the bill, the Corridors of Commerce program received $350 million over the next 2 years!

I-94 Corridor Receives Letter of Support from Delegation
On May 11, the majority of the Minnesota federal delegation signed a letter addressed to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging her to advance the critical improvements along the I-94 West Corridor.
We greatly appreciate the continued support as congress begins developing an infrastructure bill in the coming year. The support from our delegation will be important to I-94 receiving the necessary funding to continue lane capacity expansion and improvements.
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