Conversation on Greater MSP Regional Transit System

[UPDATED 2/27/13 with Press Conference video]

A funded, comprehensive transit solution is vital to the future of Shakopee, Scott County, and the Greater MSP Region to maintain job growth, attract young talent, and move goods and services along the 169 corridor.

(Click the video above to learn more. Click here if it doesn’t load.)

As local units of government, and as a region, we need bold action on transit. The transit sales tax proposal is that bold step and reflects a commitment to long term investment in a connected, integrated and prosperous region. We need to make this happen.

I am very proud that Shakopee City Council supports the Governor’s .25 cent sales tax dedicated to building out the transit system. While the details of who will levy the tax and how it will be utilized are yet to be sorted out, I am excited to work as part of our region crafting a solution for the future of transit.

Today (2/26/13), I will be joining Mayors from across the Greater MSP region at a press conference at the Capitol supporting transit and the Governor’s .25 cent sales tax.

Condensed press conference (from Met Council)

Full press conference (from St Paul)

Transit Tax Presser group

Transit Tax Presser Tabke

 

Please join the conversation by commenting below and talking with your MN Legislators, Scott County Commissioners

One Response to Conversation on Greater MSP Regional Transit System

  1. Brad Johnson February 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I don’t understand how this makes sense when we continue to get screwed by the CTIB and MET Council. Perhaps it would have been better for us to collect our own tax, choose how we spend it, and offer to team with the other side of the river to get the work done. I trust that your personal reputation is attached to Scott County seeing benefit in the next 5 years from this?

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