Minnesota House Passes $7 Billion Transportation Budget Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Another piece of Minnesota’s budget picture fell into place when the House passed a $7 billion transportation funding bill.

The bill includes money for two new bus rapid transit lines for the Twin Cities.

It preserves the Northstar commuter rail line. It includes money for a second daily Amtrak train between St. Paul and Chicago.

It will outfit state troopers with body cameras.

And it will reopen driver’s exam locations closed due to COVID-19.

The House approved the bill 112-21 Wednesday. The Senate could give final approval Thursday. Four other budget bills passed earlier this week are awaiting the governor’s signature.

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