Lawmakers want enhanced licenseLawmakers propose creating an enhanced driver's license to ease travel across the Canadian and Mexican borders.
Lawmakers propose creating an enhanced driver's license to ease travel across the Canadian and Mexican borders.
A Senate transportation bill near final passage would create the special driver's license that will include an embedded radio chip identifying the license holder as a U.S. citizen.
U.S. citizens crossing the Mexican or Canadian borders will be required to prove citizenship beginning in June. The enhanced license will cost $15 more than a regular license.
The Senate bill also would allow the governor to order that the biodiesel fuel content used in Twin Cities-area public buses be lowered in cold-weather months. There are concerns the fuel, stored in large tanks, can clog engines in the cold.