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Jan. 3, 2023

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Public invited to comment on proposed rule changes for Special Transportation Services providers

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the rules that govern Special Transportation Services providers. STS providers provide transportation services primarily for the elderly or people with disabilities, as well as nonemergency medical transportation services paid for with public funding.

All new rule amendments that are implemented will affect STS providers, drivers and attendants of special transportation service vehicles, instructors and organizations that provide training related to special transportation service, clients of special transportation services, and insurance companies who provide coverage for STS providers.

Comments on the proposed rule changes can be made in one of the following ways:

  • Online, by visiting the Office of Administrative Hearings Discussions webpage, then selecting the heading “38819 Minnesota Department of Transportation Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules.”
  • By United States mail addressed to Judge Palmer-Denig. The mailing address is:

Judge Palmer-Denig
P.O. Box 64620
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620

  • By fax to Judge Palmer-Denig. The facsimile number is 651-539-0310.
  • In person, delivered to Judge Palmer-Denig’s office: 600 N. Robert St., St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.
  • If 25 or more people request a public hearing on these proposed rule changes before 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 2023, a public hearing will be held online starting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. To request a public hearing, email william.jensen-kowski@state.mn.us, call 651-366-3649, or send written request to: Will Jensen-Kowski, 395 John Ireland Blvd, Mail Stop 420, St. Paul, MN 55155. Written requests must be received prior to the February 2 deadline. If a public hearing is held, instructions to join will be posted on MnDOT’s website mndot.gov/cvo/rulemaking.html prior to February 21.

More information about the rulemaking process can also be found on MnDOT’s Commercial Vehicle Operations rulemaking website mndot.gov/cvo/rulemaking.html.

MnDOT administers the STS program, which certifies and regulates STS providers, drivers, attendants and trainers. Procedures for the program are established in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 8840.