Minnesota voters passed the transportation amendment on the Nov. 7 ballot 57 percent to 43 percent, according to the unofficial final results reported by the Secretary of State’s Office.
The amendment changes the constitution so that 100 percent of the sales tax revenues on motor vehicles are dedicated to statewide transportation improvement. The amendment calls for a phased-in transfer of the revenues over five years, with up to 60 percent of the dedicated fund going to state highways and local roads, and at least 40 percent to public transit statewide.
The Pawlenty-Molnau Administration and Mn/DOT will work with the state Legislature to determine the future use of the new revenues.
Details of the vote, including a district-by-district breakdown, can be found on the Secretary of State's Web site