Archive for category: Transportation Policy & Funding
Minnesota’s 2018 legislative session officially kicked off on February 20. Being active at the State Capitol is a high priority for us at TLC-Smart Trips. It’s a key time to unite around a shared vision for the future—and to push for change to make it happen.
The summit brought people together from across the country to explore the latest innovations, trends, and policy questions around bike sharing, car sharing, ride sharing, and other shared transportation options.
Design standards play a big role in determining what our streets look like, and that in turn influences transportation choices and safety. Following a successful push from TLC and allies, new recommended changes should mean more streets designed to work for everyone, not just for cars.
MnDOT is finalizing three big plans that will influence transportation projects and spending in Minnesota for the next twenty years. Is it business as usual or will we see a greater focus on transit, bicycling, and walking statewide?
TLC members, allies, and other local advocates made a successful push for another imperiled transit project as summer came to a close. With our help, and with the commitment of our state and metro leaders, Southwest light rail is officially moving forward!