Minnesota Department of Transportation

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MnDOT Policies

Great Lakes User Fees

Retired - formerly MnDOT Policy 7.82-1
View/print signed policy rescission (PDF)

Policy statement

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.

Reason for retiring the policy

Discussion continues nationally regarding this issue. MnDOT will address the issue in its on-going freight planning and government relations activities.