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Transportation at a crossroads: Are we ready?

TRANSPORTATION AT THE CROSSROADS: ARE WE READY?

Tuesday March 22, 2016

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Guardian Angels Church, 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale, MN

Are you tired of wasting time in traffic jams when you could be with your family or being productive at work? If you think gridlock is bad now, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” The population in the Twin Cities metro area is expected to grow by more than half a million people by 2030. In addition, our population is aging and seniors who can no longer drive need options for getting around if they want to stay in their homes. Not only do our roads and bridges need repair now, we’ll need more effective options to safely move people and products as our communities grow.

Although there’s been a lot of talk about investing in our transportation system, the legislature has failed to put together an adequate plan. Moreover, the east metro has historically seen less than its fair share of transportation funding. That can change this spring when the legislature comes back to work. Join us for Transportation at the Crossroads: Are We Ready?, at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to better understand the opportunities for Washington County and learn what can be done to make 2016 the year for action and solutions for transportation.

Lori Sturdevant, author and journalist for the StarTribune, will serve as moderator of a panel discussion on transportation needs and what the legislature will be considering.

Panelists include:

1. Jan Lucke, Washington County Transportation Manager

2. Roger Green, Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce

3. Tom Cook, Metropolitan State University

4. Dave Van Hattum, Transportation Forward and Transit for Livable Communities

Following brief presentations by the panelists there will be time to ask questions and learn how to make your voice heard by decision makers. If you have questions about the event please contact Andrea at AndreaK@tlcminnesota.org.

This forum is co-sponsored by River Valley Action, Izaak Walton League, League of Women Voters White Bear Lake and Woodbury-Cottage Grove Area, Guardian Angels Social Justice Committee, Sierra Club and Transit for Livable Communities.