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Funding needs to keep pace with increased need for transit services

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WILLMAR -- An aging population, increasing gas prices and a growing immigrant population that can't afford multiple vehicles to drive to work are all factors in the increasing need for transit services in rural Minnesota.

That's why the expected unallotment of state funds and the expiration of the federal transportation bill this fall is making those in the transit business a little nervous.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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