MnDOT works closely with the Minnesota Delegation on transportation policy issues and on communicating updates on important transportation projects throughout the state. Our Congressional Briefing provides Minnesotans and their representatives with transportation updates organized by congressional district.
Scott Peterson , Director, 651-366-4817
Serge Phillips, Federal Relations Manager, 651-366-3075
Nancy Bennett, Office and Administration Specialist, 651-366-4819
Federal Funding for transportation projects is provided through an authorization bill and an appropriation bills are multi-year policy and funding bills that authorize funding for a specific purpose, but does not appropriate the money. The creation of transportation authorization bills begin in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Appropriation bills provide money to pay for the programs that are authorized, and are under the jurisdiction of the Appropriation Committee.
The current surface transportation authorization is the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
MnDOT's Office of Capital Programs and Performance Measures has information on Minnesota's transportation policy plans.