State officials will hold a Tuesday, March 15 informational meeting about the new I-394 toll lane that opens in May and runs through the Bryn Mawr and Lowry Hill neighborhoods. The toll lane is part of a project called MnPASS.
A 7-8:30 p.m. open house will be held at the Anwatin Middle School Cafeteria, 256 Upton Ave. S., with a 7:30-8 p.m. presentation and discussion.
The MnPASS project will allow solo drivers to use the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane for a fee, levied electronically. While common in states such as New York, this will be a first in Minnesota.
Carpool drivers and buses will still be able to use the MnPASS lane (now commonly referred to as the "sane lane" or "diamond lane") for free.
Minneapolis State Sen. Scott Dibble and State Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher will host the meeting, arranged by the Humphrey Institute’s Lee Munnich. They’re expected to discuss MnPASS details and talk about a new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane project.
Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation are also expected to be on hand at the meeting.