At the end of the legislative session, transportation conference committee’s bipartisan negotiators came very close to finding a compromise.
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Collaboration with Transportation Options has helped families eliminate barriers and get to employment and child care. It has empowered them to get a job or get out in the community, get groceries. Over 90 percent of our families are fleeing domestic violence or have experienced family violence during their lifetimes. Gaining skills of self-sufficiency is really important for them. Being able to be independent, and having support while they are learning how to do that, has been vital.
The new federal transportation bill includes some notable changes likely to affect Minnesota’s transportation network. Where the FAST Act heads in the right direction—and where it falls short.
As we approach another legislative session at the State Capitol, Transit for Livable Communities and our allies remain committed to fighting for a transportation win that improves quality of life and economic opportunity for every Minnesotan.
In the past year, TLC has been proud to help Hawa and other Transportation Options program participants overcome transportation challenges. Their experiences reinforce just how empowering and transformative access to good multimodal options can be.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris culminated in a historic, global agreement to reduce climate change. Contributing nearly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US, transportation can either help us reach that goal or continue to exacerbate the problem.