The agency is rapidly approaching a key decision point as a committee meets this week.
“If you are not in with your paperwork by June first, I cannot guarantee,” you will get a REAL ID by the Oct. 1 federally mandated deadline, said Emma Corrie, director of the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services division.
The move has triggered alarm among environmental and transit activists.
The move comes in response to criticism of a draft of the Minnehaha Regional Trail Master Plan, which called for new concrete medians at four key intersections.
Despite big promises from President Trump on infrastructure, little has been done to increase federal funding.
The approach has become so common — if so far unsuccessful — that when someone says “this shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” at the Capitol, it usually means the issue has already become just that.
The regional bus system is facing a deficit of more than $53 million over the next two years — and more than $250 million over the next decade, according to state estimates.
The study found that people who cycled also had lower stress levels, better mental health, greater vitality and fewer feelings of loneliness.
Minnesota transporation officials had high hopes for federal investment in the state’s aging systems. So far, they have little to show.
Minnesota House and Senate Republicans aren’t buying what the Met Council is selling regarding bus rapid transit, leading some DFLers to accuse the party of having an anti-transit bias.
The proposed amendment would ask voters if they want to dedicate sales tax revenues generated from auto parts sales and repairs toward fixing roads, bridges, highways and other transportation projects.
Since the prospect of turning roads to gravel often causes public outcry, it’s not something local governments are always eager to talk about.
Using a mix of water and salt, rather than rock salt, to clear roads can reduce overall salt use by 40 to 70 percent.
The wall has fed a narrative that the regional governing body lacks transparency, and that it cooperates with local officials only when it is convenient for the Met Council.
Both of the governor’s proposals raise $600 million a year for transportation over the next decade. But one includes a gas-tax increase, a non-starter for Republicans.
The governor’s priorities for the session include everything from addressing racial disparities to finding a transportation funding fix.
Though many people find detours frustrating, there are a few simple rules for making a good one.
Move MN’s transportation proposal may be good politics, but it is bad policy.
Businesses want “predictable and sustainable funding that allows for planning, expanding and repairing Minnesota’s transportation system.”
Minneapolis claims it cannot afford the bridge — but why can’t Minneapolis afford this bridge?