Minnesota State Freight Investment Plan 2017

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On November 9, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) began taking public comments on the state’s Freight Investment Plan. The investment plan identifies $99 million in freight capital improvement projects, using funds from the FAST Act. FAST Act In short, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law on December 4, […]

2016 MN Freight System Plan: Trucking Overview

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This November, Commissioner Charles A. Zelle signed the 2016 Minnesota Statewide Freight System Plan. This Plan is an update to Minnesota’s first State Freight Plan developed in 2005. The 96-page document describes: Minnesota’s freight transportation system and its role in the state’s economy Current and emerging industry trends The performance of the freight transportation system Current […]

I-35E HOV Lane Laws Cause Concern Among Truckers

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On January 4th, Minnesota’s I-35E HOV lanes opened to traffic. Unlike most cities, tractor-trailers can use the lanes as long as two people are visible in the cab. The required visibility of two individuals worried team truck drivers since the two alternate between driving and sleeping, meaning only one driver would typically be visible in the cab since […]