In Seattle, WA, Maggieh Rathbun, a 55-year-old diabetic who has no car, takes an hour-long bus ride to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. She cannot haul more than a few small bags at a time so she shops frequently—if she feels well enough. “It depends on what kind of day I’m having with my diabetes to decide whether I’m going to make do
with a bowl of cereal or try to go get something better,”
she told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
On June 14, the opening of the Green Line will mark a monumental moment in the Twin Cities’s transit trajectory—but what’s next? How will specific transit plans and priorities shape the future of our cities? And how do we keep up the momentum for expanding transit options throughout the metro?