Stops for Us Coalition in St. Paul Wins National Environmental Justice Award

From Michelle Dibblee, Senior Organizer

The Central Corridor “Stops for Us” Campaign recently announced that it is the winner of a National Achievements in Environmental Justice Award for 2010. The award recognizes the work of the “Stops for Us” coalition that resulted in additional Central Corridor light rail stations at Hamline, Victoria, and Western. These stations serve a highly transit dependent area of St. Paul and fill in the mile-long gaps between stations at the eastern end of University Avenue.  

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson made the announcement on December 15, 2010, at the first-ever White House Environmental Justice Forum. The Forum was convened to highlight the Obama administration’s commitment to environmental justice and sustainable communities. To read the full press release from the coalition, click here. For a list of coalition members, click here.

Transit for Livable Communities is proud to be part of this diverse coalition and sends kudos to all those who worked hard for these stations. We look forward to future victories supporting the communities and businesses along Central Corridor and other transitways.

Coalition Members:

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
Asian Economic Development Association
Aurora/Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation
Community Stabilization Project
District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Including: Como, D-10, North End/South Como, District 6, Thomas-Dale, D-7, Summit-University, D-8, Hamline-Midway, D-11, Saint Anthony Park, D-12, Union Park, D-13, Macalester-Groveland, D-14, Summit Hill, D-16, CapitolRiver Council, D-17, Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Assoc., Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Assoc., Southeast Como Improvement Assoc., University District Improvement Assoc., West Bank Community Coalition, Got Voice, Got Power! Hmong Organizing Project, Take Action MN

Housing Preservation Project
ISAIAH
Jewish Community Action
JUST Equity
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Model Cities, Inc.
MICAH
Preserve and Benefit Historic Rondo Committee
Saint Paul NAACP
Saint Paul Urban League
Transit for Livable Communities
UFCW Local 789
University UNITED
University Avenue Business Association

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