Transportation Strategic Management and Operations Advisory Task Force
Active dates:2008 - 2009?
Function: Report to the Governor and Legislature by December 15, 2008 on transportation management and operations strategies that will improve efficiency in transportation. The Task Force must provide an assessment that identifies strategies and makes recommendations, including any proposals for legislative changes, to improve efficiency in (1) state transportation construction and maintenance projects, and (2) management of state transportation infrastructure. In developing its assessment, the Task Force may consider best practices in business and construction management; efficiency concepts in academic, business, or other environments; and how requirements under law effect transportation efficiency. The assessment provided by the Task Force must include, but is not limited to, analysis of the project development process, cost estimation, bidding and aware of contracts, contract management, cost overruns, and construction project oversight by the Department of Transportation.
Appointing: Governor and Legislature
The Commissioner of Transportation or designee; the Chair of the Metropolitan Council or designee; one person appointed bythe Governor as a representative of the construction industry who has expertise in transportation construction projects; three persons appointed by the Governor from a postsecondary academic institution who have expertise in applied economics, organization efficiency, or business management; three persons appointed by the Governor from the private sector who have expertise in management or corporate efficiency but would not qualify for membership as a representative of the consturction industry; two members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; one person appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives who is a member of organized labor; two members of the Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration under the rules of the Senate; and one person appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration under the rules of the Senate who is a member of organized labor.
The Task Force's Preliminary and Final reports are available in the Legislative Library's collection and online.
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