St. Paul, MN – To hear from the public firsthand about the transportation needs in Greater Minnesota, the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee will travel to St. Cloud and Willmar on Friday, February 20. The visits will include tours, presentations on transportation projects and opportunities, and a public hearing.
Chair of the Committee, Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) is encouraging people to provide their input on the state’s transportation network, as well as the Senate’s transportation funding plan.
“Minnesota has over 144,000 miles of roads and bridges, stretching across our vast state. As Minnesota continues to grow, the pressures on our aging transportation network grow as well. By going on the road, our committee can see firsthand where the need for state investment is, and give us the opportunity to hear from the people that depend on this network every day,” Dibble said.
Details of the Friday February 20 tour itinerary are available below, all stops are open to the press and public to attend:
9:30 AM – Arrive at the Miller Center at St. Cloud State University for transit presentation
720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
11:30-1:30 PM – Public Hearing with testimony in St. Cloud City Council Chambers (media advisory available immediately following the hearing)
400 2nd Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
3:20 PM – Willmar Presentation on Highway 23 (Northern States Supply, 600 Industrial Blvd, SW, Willmar, MN 56201)
More information around the Senate Transportation Plan is available here: http://senatedfl.mn/transportation/
For more information on this or any other legislation, contact Sen. Dibble’s office at tinyurl.com/SenatorDibbleEmail or 651-296-4191. Members of the public interested in testifying should follow instructions here: http://www.senate.mn/schedule/schedule.php?ls=&date=02/20/2015