St. Paul, Minn. – With today’s passage of the Transportation Budget Omnibus bill, Metro Mobility services will now extend to Lakeville. Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) began advocating for this low-cost door-to-door transportation service for seniors and those with disabilities as the mayor of Lakeville six years ago, and introduced a bill in the first week of the 2019 Legislative Session to make it a reality.
“Expanding Metro Mobility to Lakeville will provide stable, consistent transportation access for seniors and folks with disabilities,” said Senator Little. “This would not have been possible without the sustained advocacy of Lakeville residents and the bipartisan efforts of legislators to get this work done. To be able to stay independent and live at home is a source of dignity for many people. So grateful we were able to get this done for our community.”
Metro Mobility is a shared public transportation service for certified riders who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. Rides are provided for any purpose. Though Lakeville pays into the operating cost of Metro Mobility, residents of the city have been unable to use the service until now. With this expansion, seniors and people with disabilities living in Lakeville will now have access to this important service.