Yearly Archives: 2016


June 2016

Stalled Transportation Funding is Hurting Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota (June 21, 2016 )- Four weeks after the tumultuous end to the regular legislative session, local elected officials, business leaders, and transportation advocates came together today to [...]

Statement on Governor’s position on Special Session

St. Paul, Minnesota (June 1, 2016) – Transportation Forward, a coalition of transportation stakeholders statewide, released a statement today on Governor Dayton's proposal for a possible special session to deal [...]

May 2016

May 26, 2016

Duluth News Tribune: Dayton has doubts on transportation funding MinnPost: How a transportation deal didn’t get done at the Legislature MPR: Dayton: Transportation doubtful in special session Politics in MN: [...]

Coalition Decries Lack of Action as Legislature Runs Out of Time

St. Paul, Minnesota ( May 23, 2016 ) – The final weeks of the legislative session came down to final minutes and ended with a failure to compromise on transportation. [...]

MAY 23, 2016

AP: Lawmakers end session in a blur, sans transportation funding (In Politics in MN) Austin Daily Herald: Red Bike is rollin’; Red Bike demand out-pedals supply Duluth News Tribune: Transportation, [...]

MAY 19, 2016

MinnPost: Raising Minnesota’s license tab fees could be a key component of any transportation deal. Here’s how it would work — and who would pay MinnPost: Dayton presents two options [...]

MAY 16, 2016

Fox 9: Gov. Dayton's 2 proposals to pay for roads, bridges and transit Minnesota lawmakers are entering the final week of the session without a compromise on transportation spending, so [...]

Governor’s Compromise Proposals

As the clock runs down on the legislative session, today a coalition of Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota community leaders urged the Minnesota Legislature to increase statewide funding for all [...]

MAY 12, 2016

AP: Transportation debate in focus as budget negotiations begin Minnesota legislators entered private negotiations Monday over how to spend a $900 million budget surplus, turning their focus to transportation in [...]

MAY 9, 2016

MinnPost: Political fights over light rail projects in Minnesota are nothing new Sen. Al Franken warned recently about the possible loss of federal funds for the $1.8 billion Southwest LRT [...]