Streets.MN - May 6, 2020
Public transportation policy and funding in Minnesota over the past several years – if not decades – has focused on roads, bridges and airports. As Minnesota’s population changes, these modes alone cannot satisfy all of our transportation needs. The time has come for investment in a truly multi-modal transportation system. Many Midwestern states have invested in intercity passenger rail and have seen tremendous returns in economic development, mobility, and environmental benefits. This article explains why Minnesota should invest in more passenger rail as defined by MnDOT.