STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Ron Erhardt, Chairman of the Transportation Policy Committee, called the Twenty-Fifth meeting to order at 9:10 AM on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
ERHARDT, Ron, Chairman
NELSON,Pete Vice Chairman
A quorum was present.
Rep. Ruth moved approval of the April 20, 2005 and November 1, 2005 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Carol Lovro, Association of Minnesota Counties, provided the introduction to the Freight Movement in Minnesota video produced by MnDOT.
Presenting the truck size and weight proposal on behalf of MnDOT were:
Betsy Parker, MnDOT Director of Government Affairs
Rick Kjonnas, MnDot
Gene Halverson, MnDOT, Road Info & Trans Permit Chief
Rep. Pete Nelson assumed the Chair.
Public testimony provided by:
John Hausladen, MN Trucking Association
Steven Frank, President and CEO of AAA Minneapolis
William Drusch, President of Twin Cities and Western Railroad and Minnesota Regional Railroads Association
Dr. Fred Beir, Carlson School of Management and Trailer Train Corporation (TTX)
Fred Corrigan, Aggregate and Ready Mix Association
Tim Becken, Cemstone Products Company
Rick Johnson, Tillio Corporation
Bill Gillespie, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Mat Hodapp, Minnesota State Patrol Troopers Association
Toni Collins, President, Minnesota Federated Women’s Club
Margaret Donahoe, Minnesota Transportation Alliance
Providing testimony in support of the MnDOT proposal were:
Wayne Brandt, Minnesota Forest Industries; Minnesota Timber Producers
Bruce Kleven, Various agriculture commodity groups
The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 P.M.
Rep. Ron Erhardt, Chairman
Committee Legislative Assistant