Transportation Day at the State Capitol

Another big transportation event is happening this week in the Minnesota State Capitol. Sponsored and organized by Transit for Livable Communities and Move MN, Thursday, February 12 is Transportation Day of Action.

The main event of the day will be a march from the National Guard Armory (600 Cedar Street) to the State Capitol. Supporters can gather at 2:00 PM, where Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Sen. Scott Dibble, and other leaders will be present to share updates and an outline of transportation plans for the session. At 3:30 PM, the march will begin, as activists deliver 10,000 collected postcards to our state lawmakers. These postcards are intended to “remind [our lawmakers] that Minnesotans support long-term investment in all modes statewide.”

Move MN and TLC will also be helping to arrange meetings with your state Senator or Representative between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM if you register through the event website. Check the “legislator meeting option” if you’re interested.

Related activities from the TLC event website:

  • Green Line Action Train, 9 AM, Raymond Ave. Station. Hop on the Green Line with TLC staff and allies and show your support for transit funding on the way to the Armory.
  • Transit Press Conference, 9:30 AM, near Capitol/Rice St. Station. Transit riders from the metro and Greater Minnesota will speak up for more investments in bus and rail. Attend to show your support.
  • Advocate Trainings, 9-11:30 AM, Minnesota Armory. A quick training from Move MN staff will help you prepare to meet with your legislators. Get your transportation funding questions answered and connect with other advocates. Move MN materials and refreshments will be provided.
  • Informal Lunch, 11:30-1:30 PM, MnDOT Cafeteria. Eat and network with TLC and Move MN supporters. Brown-bag or purchase your meal in the Transportation Building cafeteria on State Capitol grounds. Move MN buttons and materials will be available.
Rebecca Airmet

About Rebecca Airmet

Rebecca is a Twin Cities transplant from the mountain west. She is an editor, writer, and bicycle advocate with Saint Paul Women on Bikes. She enjoys riding fast and far with her husband and nice and easy with her kids.