The House and Senate both passed the compromise transportation bill on Thursday, the third day (and ultimately final) day of the special session. The bill is now headed for the Governor’s desk. Once it is “presented” to the Governor, he has 14 days to sign or veto it.
As for the priorities of the Highway 14 Partnership, the final bill provides $25 million per year in cash and $300 million in bonding for Corridors of Commerce. There is project selection language in the bill which limits MnDOT’s discretion in choosing Corridors of Commerce projects, but we anticipate that it will not affect the eligibility of Highway 14.
We will provide updates when/if the Governor signs the bill.