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S.F. No. 1769 - Light Rail Transit Operating Costs Modifications
Author: Senator David J. Osmek
Prepared By: Krista Boyd, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
Date: March 7, 2017


Under current law, 50 percent of light rail transit (LRT) net operating costs (after federal and fare revenues are used) must be paid from state sources. This bill limits that requirement to light rail lines that (1) are in operation at the time of the bill’s enactment, or (2) after this bill’s enactment, have a specific appropriation from state funds for the capital costs of the LRT project.

LRT lines that do not meet either of these criteria must have operating and capital maintenance costs paid from nonstate funds.

This bill considers a light rail transit extension to be a separate project.

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