Safe, Accessible, and Affordable Transportation
I used to be that single mother on the bus with a stroller, so I understand the importance of a strong public transportation system. Our district continues to develop rapidly and absolutely must provide multiple options for transportation. I will support our transit operators and prioritize safety, accessibility, and affordability for all transit riders, cyclists, and pedestrians.
I will collaborate with the MET Council to expand the Transit Assistance Program. I will prioritize expansion to Metro Mobility, which is currently not included in the program.
I will work directly with the Transit Advisory Board of the Met Council to uncover potential funding opportunities for TAP expansion. I will partner with cities to plan intersection design to decrease accidents and fatalities. The scope of this partnership is to bring impacted community members (cyclists, drivers, pedestrians, rail operators and bus drivers) into state, city and county planning.
I will prioritize community voices around transportation needs in all future development Hennepin County takes part in.
- I will work hard to continue Minneapolis' bike-friendly designation, and collaborate with community and all levels of local government to identify county roads right for new, protected bike lanes and secure the funding necessary for their design, build, and maintenance.