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During the 2017 legislative session, the legislature allocated $400 million to the Corridors of Commerce program. In response, MnDOT decided to select $400 million of projects in the next round of Corridors of Commerce funding. Since the inception of Corridors of Commerce, the funding has been distributed equally between Greater Minnesota and the Metro. Unfortunately,[…]

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Last week, members of the I-94 West Corridor Coalition visited Washington D.C. During this visit, Coalition members met with members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation and the Federal Highway Administration. The group met with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator Al Franken, Congressman Tom Emmer, Congressman Rick Nolan, and a staff member from the office[…]

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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[…]

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The I-94 West Corridor Coalition would like to thank the transportation conference committee for coming to an agreement on May 1 regarding the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill (HF0861/SF1060). A long-term transportation bill has been an area of concern that has gone unsolved at the Minnesota legislature of years. This year, legislators were able to come[…]

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By DAVID MONTGOMERY and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: May 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish the job. Forty-five minutes before their constitutionally mandated end of this year’s five-month legislative session, Republican legislative[…]

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By Associated Press March 31, 2017 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House on Friday approved a transportation bill that majority Republicans say will fund much-needed repairs to roads and bridges. The nearly $2.2 billion legislation passed by a vote of 76-54 largely along party lines. Republicans said the plan puts money toward projects that sorely need it after[…]

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Coalition members spoke with elected officials regarding the importance of passing a transportation bill during the 2017 legislative session. Attendees were able to hear elected officials insights surrounding transportation, along with the opportunity to share the coalition’s ideas, concerns, and legislative priorities. Specifically, members expressed the need a transportation bill that includes robust funding for[…]

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