Great Lakes User Fees
Retired - formerly MnDOT Policy 7.82-1
View/print signed policy rescission (PDF)
MnDOT recognizes a uniform nationwide users’ fee as the only type of tax on Great Lakes commercial navigation that would not create significant inequitable impacts on the State’s economy. MnDOT opposes segment cost based taxes. Minnesota shippers want comparable treatment to that afforded Canadian shippers.
Discussion continues nationally regarding this issue. MnDOT will address the issue in its on-going freight planning and government relations activities.