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Enacting strategic and sustained funding for the statewide transportation network – roads, bridges and transit – is among the Minnesota Chamber’s top priorities for the 2017 Legislature. Following are Q&As with Senator Scott Newman and Representative Paul Torkelson.
Senator Scott Newman
Chair, Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee
Pass strategic and sustained funding of roads, bridges and transit.
- Increase long-term investment in roads, bridges, and transit.
- Generate new resources through efficiencies, bonding, use of transportation-related revenues from the general fund and adjustments to the depreciation schedule for passenger vehicle tab fees.
- Identify metro funding for build-out of the metro’s transit system.
Minnesota businesses say: "It’s time to pass a plan that funds roads, bridges and transit – for Greater Minnesota and the metro area.
Scott Brener, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
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