Star Tribune: Minnesota Needs Roads and Transit Funding
According to a new study, Minnesota’s transportation needs $16.3 billion in investment through 2037. New federal money providing Minnesota with $36 million in additional highway and transit funding this fiscal year (and amounts increasing thereafter to $107 million in fiscal 2020) will help us meet this need. And some of the $1.87 billion projected surplus in the state budget may be tapped as well. However, more needs to be done to ensure that the state is able to raise the revenue it needs to build out our transit system and repair our aging roads. This Star Tribune article from the editorial board describes a potential path forward this session.