Transportation Bill Passes Senate

Saint Paul, MN – The Corridors of Commerce program will see an additional $800 million over the next four years thanks to the Senate’s passage of their omnibus transportation bill passed today. The bill, will provide $200 million a year for this critical program, to reduce bottlenecks, decrease congestions, and expand important transportation projects across the state.

Chief author of the legislation to create the Corridors of Commerce program, State Senator Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) praised this continued investment in a program that works.

“Our transportation network is the engine that drives Minnesota’s economy forward, and is critical to our success,” said Sen. Jensen. “I’m happy to see a continued investment and commitment to the Corridors of Commerce program. This increased investment will help deliver on projects that serve our region, like Highway 14, and others that can help deliver economic opportunity.”

The Senate’s bill provides increased dedicated funding for Minnesota’s transportation network, including over $600 million in new dollars annually for state, county, and city road and bridge repair. The bill also provides $57.6 million over the next two years for both the small cities streets and bridges account (for cities under 5,000) and for the larger cities streets and bridges account (for cities over 5,000) that will give local communities more resources to complete much needed repairs.

For questions on this or any other legislation, please contact Senator Jensen at 651-296-9457 or at vickij@senate.mn.

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Vicki Jensen represents District 24 in southeastern Minnesota. She is the vice chair of the Commerce Committee.

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