Minnesota: Tell Your State Legislators to Approve Critical Transportation Funding Now
On Monday, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned without completing their work on the transportation bill. The decision on meeting the matching funds for transportation portion of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was left behind.
The federal infrastructure law—Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—includes $1.2 trillion in funding over the next five years which will address all infrastructure categories determined by the 2021 Report Card for American’s Infrastructure. It includes $100 billion in discretionary grants available from the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as several more billions for category and formula programs for roads and bridges.
All of these transportation funds require a state match to secure. It is imperative the legislature take action to fund these programs. Not securing these funds this year will create a one-year delay in getting projects on the ground and make us less competitive for the discretionary grants.
Our system will prompt you to edit and review two messages:
- Contact Governor Tim Walz through our system to urge him to call the state legislature back for a special session.
- Urge your state legislators why they must return for a special session to approve critical infrastructure matching funds.