St. Paul, MN – To hear from the public firsthand about the State’s transportation needs, the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee will hold a field hearing with public testimony in North Minneapolis on Tuesday, March 10. The visit will give residents the opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns for the metro’s transportation network.
Chair of the Committee, Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) is encouraging people to provide their input on the state’s transportation network, as well as the Senate’s transportation funding plan.
“Minnesota’s transportation network is under increasing pressure to deliver the high-quality and efficiency we deserve and expect. As our population grows, especially in Minneapolis, this challenge threatens the prosperity of our community. People need a strong transportation network for access to jobs, to reduce their daily commutes, to ensure our businesses can succeed, and to make our community as strong as it can be. A comprehensive transportation plan, including the ability to accelerate the build-out of planned transit ways and stronger bus service, and better opportunities to walk and bike to destinations, can deliver on these needs,” said Sen. Dibble.
Details of the hearing are available below, and is open to the public and to the press:
6-8:00 PM – Hearing with Public Testimony at the Minneapolis Park Board Office
2117 W. River Road N., Minneapolis, MN, 55411
More information about the Senate Transportation Plan is available here: http://senatedfl.mn/transportation/
For more information on this or any other legislation, contact Sen. Dibble’s office at tinyurl.com/SenatorDibbleEmail or 651-296-4191. Members of the public interested in testifying should follow instructions here: http://www.senate.mn/schedule/schedule.php?ls=&date=3/10/2015