Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Millions for Transportation Projects

By Katie Eukel, Acting Communications Manager

According to a press release just issued by Congressman Oberstar’s office, twenty-two Minnesota projects will receive nearly $30 million in funding from an appropriations bill that won final approval from the U.S. House of Representatives today.

Among the projects are nine focused on transit, bicycling, or walking, all which Oberstar advocated for including in the appropriations bill.

$   500,000   Northern Lights Express
$   400,000   Cambridge-Isanti Bike-Walking Trail
$1,200,000   City of Isanti Pedestrian Bridge over TH 65
$   600,000   Twin Cities-to-Twin Ports Trail Linkage
$3,000,000   Northstar Phase II – Extension of Northstar Rail to the Saint Cloud Area
$     97,400   Northstar Phase II Commuter Buses
$   711,661   Northstar Corridor Rail – Minneapolis – Big Lake
$2,000,000    Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project
$   730,500   Park Rapids Street and Utility Reconstruction Main Avenue

Congratulations to Congressman Oberstar on moving this important work forward for Minnesota!


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