Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators Transportation Funding Matters to You!
Tell Your Legislators Transportation Funding Matters to You!
You can take action on this alert by reading the information below and following the
directions at the bottom.
Transit for a Stronger Economy
Key decisions about public transit will be decided very soon. Legislators need to hear from you that the time is now to secure the funding for expanded bus, rail, and safe connections by walking and bicycling. You can take action by reading the information below and following the directions at the bottom.
Urge your legislators to support an increase of 3/4 cent in the regional sales tax to expand investment in transit, including bus, light rail, and safe, accessible walking and bicycling routes. A sales tax is the way that nearly all US regions fund transit. Most regions impose a full penny for transit.
Important votes will be taken starting this week.
Transit systems in the Twin Cities region and across the state are not adequate to meet the demand or the need. Without new funding transit service cannot grow and it could even shrink!
A 3/4 cent increase in the regional sales tax will provide new travel options for everyone -- including the people who need them the most -- seniors, people with a disability, and low income workers. More transit will also create jobs and reduce traffic congestion. Networks for walking and bicycling help kids get to school safety and help everyone get exercise.
The Governor's budget recommendations are a good start but we need you to contact your legislators and let them know that a full 3/4 cent increase will build and operate the system the region and state really needs.
Please send a note to the Governor and your legislators using the form below.
Your message will be sent to each of the following targets:
Governor Mark Dayton
Your State Representative
Your State Senator
A sample message appears below, which you may edit before sending.
Support Transit for a Stronger Economy
Dear Governor Dayton,
Thank you for making transit a priority in your budget. It's a great start for the legislative session, but there's still work to do.
Transit makes the economy stronger for working families, students, seniors, and people with disabilities. Transit creates jobs and improves access to jobs, reduces traffic congestion, and expands affordable options for getting around.
This session, I urge you to support investments in transit, including bus, light rail, and safe, accessible walking and bicycling routes.
I am ready to pay more sales taxes to make these investments possible.