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Major River Crossings Task Force (1977)
Active dates:1977 - 1978
Function: "To examine all existing and proposed Metropolitan Area major river crossings and recommend to the Transportation Advisory Board priorities for the construction of new bridges over the major rivers in the Metropolitan Area. To examine the functional classification system of the roadways on which the bridges are located, and recommend which governmental agency should have jurisdiction. To examine the availability of funding and consider it in developing priorities; further, to recommend alternative ways of funding identifies needs and suggest new funding resources, if appropriate. To consider the environmental impact of new bridges." -From Major River Crossings in the Twin Cities Metro Area Report.
"An examination of the needs for river crossings of all three rivers in the Metropolitan Area appeared essential. Such and examination required a broader perspective than that of the Minnesota River Crossings Advisory Committee which was concerned with only one of the three rivers.
The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) of the Metropolitan Council agreed to study the needs for crossings of the three rivers within the Metropolitan Area. In August 1977, the TAB chairman, after consulting with the Metropolitan Council Chairman, appointed a nine-member Major River Crossings Task Force to undertake this study. Elected officials, interested citizens and a representative of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) were named to the task force." -From Major River Crossings in the Twin Cities Metro Area Report.
9 members; Appointed by Transportation Advisory Board Chair
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