Podcast #60 – The Pros (and Cons) of the Move MN Bill

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A MoveMN Presser

The podcast this week is a conversation with a round table of streets.mn writers all about Move MN, the new transportation bill at the Minnesota Legislature this year. The bill raises money for roads using a statewide tax on wholesale gasoline, and raises money for transit using a metro area sales tax. It’s supported by a huge coalition of transportation (all kinds), construction, and economic development groups, and so we gathered anyone from streets.mn who was interested around a table at the One on One bike shop in downtown Minneapolis to talk about its pros and cons. At the table were streets.mn writers Robin Garwood, Matt Brillhart, Janne Flisrand, Mike Hicks, Nate Hood, Matt Steele, Tony Desnick, and myself. We talked for an hour about the chances for passage of the bill, whether it’s a game changer, and in our fantasy worlds, how we might fund Minnesota transportation in the future.

The link to the audio is here. Enjoy!

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.