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Additional Investments Needed for the Next 20 Years*

A healthy transportation system

  • Supports the Health of the People, the environment and the economy
  • Helps Minnesota businesses access labor, move products and prospers in our state
  • Helps the state compete for jobs, talent and contributes to economic growth

    To maintain what we have and position Minnesota for the future we need to strategically invest in and modernize our aging transportation system.

    Today there are many more worthy transportation projects than there is money to go around. The cost to complete needed improvements and make strategic investments in the transportation network exceed our projected funding by an estimated $50 billion during the next 20 years, of which $12 billion alone is needed for state highways and bridges.

    A breakdown of this $50 billion transportation need is as follows:

$12  billion in new revenue
Categories Addressed

  • Significant increase in user fees
  • Pavement and bridge targets are met
  • Fatalities and injuries decline
  • MnPASS system vision completed in Twin Cities Metro Area
  • Some capacity expansions implemented
  • Current congestion levels hold

$28.5 billion in new revenue
Categories Addressed

  • 10-ton road system improvements implemented
  • System-wide safety improvements implemented
  • Deficient bridges
  • Strategic expansions implemented

$4.2 billion in new revenue
Categories Addressed

  • Bus service expands at 1 percent growth per year
  • Two additional Light Rail Transit lines completed after Southwest Corridor
  • Six additional highway Bus Rapid Transit / Managed Lanes corridors completed

$ 900 million in new revenue
Categories Addressed

  • 90 percent of the service demand in Greater Minnesota is met in Greater Minnesota

FREIGHT – Rail and Ports
$600 million in new revenue
Categories Addressed

  • Shortline track improvements made, including rail spurs, shipper access and loading facilities, economic development / intermodal projects, etc.
  • New signal installations at high hazard locations; existing gates and signals replaced and high-value upgrades completed
  • Reconstruct dock walls, new port dredging and channel expansions, warehouse rehabilitation, improved rail access and loading equipment, etc.

$5.0-7.0 billion in new revenue
Categories Addressed

  • High-speed passenger rail service implemented from Twin Cities to Milwaukee/Chicago
  • High-speed passenger rail service expansions to Duluth and Rochester
    • Four conventional passenger rail service expansions within Minnesota and to adjoining states, including St. Cloud, Fargo-Moorhead, Mankato and Eau Claire

$1.3 billion in new revenue
Categories Addressed

  • Increase in user fees to achieve necessary enhancements
  • Some modifications to terminals, airfield and taxiways necessary to meet operations and passenger requirements
  • Improvements to reliever airports
  • Enhanced service, air safety, facility preservation and some airport expansions

*Source: Governor Dayton 2012 Transportation Finance Advisory Committee