Senator Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, and Representative Cheryl Youakim, DFL-Hopkins, with seventy-one legislators across the state, penned a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao supporting the Federal New Starts program which provides funding for transit projects nationwide, including SW LRT. Continued Federal support is critical to the region’s future economic success, traffic congestion reductions, and mobility increases.
GOP killed road and bridge funding across the state because they wouldn’t let metro counties pay for its own transit. The South West Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project has been subjected to willful disinformation by those who oppose transit categorically.… Read More »Senator Ron Latz Responds to False Attacks on SWLRT
At the start of the 2015 legislative session, the Governor, as well as Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate, expressed their interest in dealing with Minnesota’s mounting transportation issues. However, with all the conversations on roads and bridges, some in the legislature are ignoring the importance of the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SW LRT) project.Read More »Sen. Ron Latz Plans To Fully Fund Southwest Light Rail Transportation Project