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Transportation Long-Range Funding Solutions


Minnesota Laws 2008, Chapter 287, Article 1, Section 118 directed the Commissioner of Transportation, in consultation with other state agencies and key stakeholders, to complete a study of transportation long-range solutions. Minnesota Laws 2009, Chapter 134, Section 8 amended the study requirements to include consideration of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.



Download Study of Transportation Long-Range Funding Solutions


Executive Summary (1.08 MB)


Complete Report (1.84 MB)







On June 24, 2009 MnDOT, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Council and Fresh Energy, sponsored a one-day symposium and invited some 200 persons representing a wide range of agency and stakeholder interests to participate. The symposium program included background presentations on needs, revenues and challenges by MnDOT, Met Council, and Cambridge Systematics. University of Minnesota faculty and staff from Fresh Energy also discussed challenges. The second part of the symposium was dedicated to stakeholder input.


Symposium on Transportation Long-Range Funding Solutions Agenda


Symposium on Transportation Long-Range Funding Solutions Proceedings



Presentation Slides


Needs - Revenues - Challenges Presentations:


       1. State Roads (Peggy Reichert, MnDOT)


       2. Metropolitan Area Transit (Arlene McCarthy, Metropolitan Council)


       3. Greater Minnesota Transit (Mike Schadauer, MnDOT)


National Perspective on Revenue Options for Transportation Presentation (Jeffrey Buxbaum, Cambridge Systematics)


Potential Revenue Options for Minnesota Presentation (Ed Idzorek, MnDOT)