[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)
Thank you and have a great day!
Shakopee Council Supports Transit Tax – Shakopee Valley News
The Itasca Project – Private sector-led study on ROI of building out a Greater MSP transit system. $6-10 billion ROI.
Transportation for a New Generation - 2011 Study showing youth are migrating toward areas of better transit
Dayton Offers Game-Changing Transit Plan - MinnPost