St. Paul, Minn. – On Tuesday, Governor Tim Walz held a ceremonial bill signing for legislation expanding Metro Mobility 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.
“Today is the culmination of years of advocacy from members of our community that will provide stable, consistent transportation access for seniors and folks with disabilities,” said Senator Little. “This will make a real difference in the lives of so many people, and I am 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.