Over 600 Minnesota bridges are structurally deficient and thousands of miles of roads are in poor condition. This costs the average Minnesotan more than $1,000 a year in gas, lost time and car repairs.
In October 2018, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) graded Minnesota’s roads a ‘D+’, bridges a ‘C’ and transit a ‘C-‘; a 'C-' for drinking water and a 'C' for wastewater infrastructure. Minnesotans deserve better. Check out Minnesota’s Infrastructure Report Card here.
The Legislature needs to pass a comprehensive, long-term transportation funding package that includes funding for roads and highways, bridges and transportation infrastructure throughout Minnesota. Any transportation funding package must be balanced across transportation modes and between Greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro, must be long-term and sustainable and must be dedicated to transportation systems.