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Public Hearing for Proposed Changes to Regional Transit Fares (St. Paul)

The Metropolitan Council is seeking public input on a proposal to raise transit fares in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

The public comment period is from April 13 to June 26, 2017.

The Metropolitan Council will receive public comments via the following methods:

Mail: Public Information, Metropolitan Council, 390 N. Robert. St., St. Paul, MN 55101

Email: public.info@metc.state.mn.us

Recorded line: 651-602-1500

TTY: 651-291-0904

Online survey

The Met Council will hold 4 public hearings and 8 public meetings to gather comments on the proposed fare changes.

Public hearings are opportunities for people to offer formal public testimony – delivered orally or in writing – on the proposed increase to regional transit fares. There will also be information about the proposed fare increase available, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the proposal and its impact prior to the public hearing and after the close of the hearing.

Wednesday, June 14: 6 p.m.
Metropolitan Council Chambers
390 North Robert St., St. Paul
Served by many regional transit routes

More information about the other meeting dates


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Public Hearing for Proposed Changes to Regional Transit Fares (Minneapolis)

The Metropolitan Council is seeking public input on a proposal to raise transit fares in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

The public comment period is from April 13 to June 26, 2017.

The Metropolitan Council will receive public comments via the following methods:

Mail: Public Information, Metropolitan Council, 390 N. Robert. St., St. Paul, MN 55101

Email: public.info@metc.state.mn.us

Recorded line: 651-602-1500

TTY: 651-291-0904

Online survey

The Met Council will hold 4 public hearings and 8 public meetings to gather comments on the proposed fare changes.

Public hearings are opportunities for people to offer formal public testimony – delivered orally or in writing – on the proposed increase to regional transit fares. There will also be information about the proposed fare increase available, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the proposal and its impact prior to the public hearing and after the close of the hearing.

Wednesday, May 31: noon to 1 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Served by many regional transit routes

More information about the other meeting dates


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Public Hearing for Proposed Changes to Regional Transit Fares (Anoka)

The Metropolitan Council is seeking public input on a proposal to raise transit fares in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

The public comment period is from April 13 to June 26, 2017.

The Metropolitan Council will receive public comments via the following methods:

Mail: Public Information, Metropolitan Council, 390 N. Robert. St., St. Paul, MN 55101

Email: public.info@metc.state.mn.us

Recorded line: 651-602-1500

TTY: 651-291-0904

Online survey

The Met Council will hold 4 public hearings and 8 public meetings to gather comments on the proposed fare changes.

Public hearings are opportunities for people to offer formal public testimony – delivered orally or in writing – on the proposed increase to regional transit fares. There will also be information about the proposed fare increase available, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the proposal and its impact prior to the public hearing and after the close of the hearing.

Wednesday, May 17: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rum River Library Meeting Room
4201 – 6th Avenue, Anoka
Near regional park-and-ride facilities
for routes 766, 850, 860, and the Northstar Line


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Sunday Summary – May 14, 2017

Every Spring, there comes a day when I realize there’s shade again from the trees; that happened this week. For another Spring ritual, Stephanie Rouse takes us to The Annual MayDay Parade staged by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask puppet with many pictures, some history, and how the event carries out HOTB’s “brings people […]

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Scrutinizing Roads To The Same Degree As Transit

Note: This article contains my personal opinions and are not official nor endorsed statements from my employer. The Tunnel Vision That Shapes Transportation Funding Proposals The current omnibus bill proposal regarding the state’s allocations for transportation funding has been a popular subject for Minnesotans. The Republican legislators successfully passed their proposed omnibus bills in both […]

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Rush Line Open House & Public Hearing

Dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) from Union Depot in St. Paul to White Bear Lake, generally along Phalen Blvd, Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority right-of-way (Bruce Vento Trail) and Hwy 61, is being recommended as the draft locally preferred alternative for the Rush Line Corridor.

The Policy Advisory Committee is hosting an open house and public hearing to provide information and collect input.

Schedule
5pm Open House – Learn about the recommended route, selection process, and next steps

6pm Presentation – Hear an overview of the project and details on the draft locally preferred alternative

6:30pm Public Hearing – Provide comments and questions to the Policy Advisory Committee and for the public record

Can’t attend? View materials online. Comments on the draft locally preferred alternative will be accepted until May 4, 2017.


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Sunday Summary – April 23, 2017

streets.mn has been named Best Website by City Pages for 2017 with the review, “At its best, Streets.MN is a data-driven but engaging conversation about what kind of cities Minneapolis and St. Paul might become. These writers want a Twin Cities that’s friendlier to bicycles, pedestrians, and mass transit. Whether they win that fight remains […]

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State Employees Lead the Way With Sustainable Transportation Initiatives

Several state employees within St Paul are working on transit/earth fairs and community rides in April and May: April 11th: Electric Bike Panel, Lafayette Park April 20th: Lafayette Park Community and Transit fair April 21st: Bike to Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary from Lafayette Park May 17th: State capitol transit and health fair May 17th: Bike […]

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Preparing for Threats to Federal Transit Funding

Businesses and communities in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region who understand our need for a high-quality transit system have been watching debates in the state legislature. But federal transit funding is just as relevant; all new lines in the region — including SWLRT — plan on using federal matches.

Based on what’s already been reported and what is being discussed in Washington, DC, federal funding for public transportation is very likely to be threatened this spring during the budget process. The Trump Administration has clearly stated their intent to increase spending on the military and make sizable cuts to non-defense spending — including transportation.

There are three credible scenarios for public transportation funding cuts, which range from cuts from current FAST Act levels that would result from passing another continuing budget resolution, to cutting funding for all new transit construction, and finally to a scenario of repeating the House’s failed 2012 attempt to kick transit out of the protected trust fund entirely.

Details are just now becoming available. This Administration moves quickly, and the time to participate in the debate is now. Join us March 22 for a briefing on possibilities for and threats to federal transit funding, what’s at stake with the range of potential cuts, and what we can — and should — be ready to do in response.

Featured Speakers:
– Adrea Turner | Director of Transportation for America
– Geoff Anderson | President of Smart Growth America
– Commissioner Jim McDonough | Ramsey County

Smart Growth America is a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Smart Growth America’s program Transportation for America is the alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government invest in smart, locally-driven transportation solutions — because these are the investments that hold the key to our future economic prosperity.

T4A is committed to helping your community create the transportation investments necessary for a prosperous future.


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Metro Transit Fare App – A Review

I recently started using Metro Transit’s new app after my Go To Pass ran out of funds. It was an opportunity to give it a trial before refilling my pass. Here is my review. Ease of Use The biggest benefit has been not having to keep track of my card or make sure my card […]

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