By Barb Thoman, Executive Director In July, President Obama signed a new transportation law: MAP-21. The new law ran 600-pages and is effective for 27-months...
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Recent proposed changes to the FTA New Starts/Small Starts program will increase the likelihood of federal funding for a local streetcar project. The challenge for streetcar enthusiasts in the Twin Cities, however, is the lack of a local funding source.
Transit for Livable Communities joined with many organizations in opposition to this large, expensive bridge for the same reason we have opposed other highway expansion projects. We are not anti-road or anti-driving, but we are against a pattern of decision making that continues to say “Yes” to highway expansion, shortchanging road maintenance and the ability to offer a range of transportation options to Minnesotans.
For me, there are two values that guide my work on the Met Council: equity and inclusion. I believe that we can do a better job of providing the tools to cities so that they can design communities where everyone can prosper, whether you’re old or young, whether you have a car or not.