MN Complete Streets Coalition Update

From Ethan Fawley, Complete Streets coordinator at Fresh Energy

The Complete Streets bill will finish up in the House Transportation Finance and Policy Division next Thursday, Feb. 25.

As of Wednesday, February 24th, the Coalition is working to address concerns from some engineers around a pilot project that would allow variances from the state aid standards. It is likely that there will be an amendment followed by discussion and possibly testimony at the committee hearing, but we still expect the bill to move out of committee at this meeting.

Posted Feb. 19th: There won’t be any additional testimony or discussion outside of the fiscal note. We’ve heard that the final fiscal note is $200,000 over 4 years for the reporting and managing the state aid standards flexibility program. This is a vast improvement over the $2 million over 2 years that the preliminary fiscal note showed, and is unlikely to be a significant problem. If all goes well, the bill would move on to the Finance Committee, which is the final stop before the House floor.

THURSDAY, February 25, 2010 4:30 PM
Transportation Finance and Policy Division
Room: 10 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Bernie Lieder

Agenda:

HF2801 (Obermueller) Complete streets policy defined and implemented.
HF123 (Dill) General fund money transfer to state airports fund required.
HF605 (Hortman) Transportation Department management, priorities, research, and planning provisions modified.

 

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