MN HF 1844

Author

Matt Dean
401 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55155
651-296-3018
rep.matt.dean@house.mn
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Bill Text

Category

Rail

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State

MN

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Summary

Provides for grants for freight railroad preservation and improvement.

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Issue

This bill authorizes $4.5 million in G.O. bonds and appropriates the funds for a new category of freight railroad rehabilitation and infrastructure improvement grants being established under the Minnesota Rail Service Improvement (MRSI) program. The program requirements consist of: Grant eligibility for class II and class III railroads, local governmental units, and shippers(regardless of rail facility ownership); A grant maximum at 80 percent of project costs; and Prioritization of awards based on capital or rehabilitation projects to improve service, segments experiencing low rail service use, and more than 20 percent of the funding coming from non-state and nonfederal sources.

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Notes

Carries-over to 2018. Companion to SF 2093.

History

03/01/2017 Introduction and first reading. Referred to House Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
03/09/2017 House Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy report recommends adoption and referral to House Committee on Transportation Finance.