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Disbanding of local coalition could impact Minn. Metro Transit funding

Posted on January 25, 2017

Metro Transit
Metro Transit

MINNEAPOLIS — The Pioneer Press reports that an influential metro-county coalition that raises $120 million annually for Metro Transit voted last week to take preliminary steps toward disbanding.

The move would allow members of the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) to levy more local taxes for transit, allow each the flexibility to jump-start projects, and depend less on the State Legislature for funding.

The goal since CTIB’s launch in 2008 has been to award annual capital and operating grants to transit projects and boost the metro’s network of light rail, commuter rail, and bus rapid-transit lines, however, some of the counties involved argue that they have paid more money than they have received back through transportation investment. For the full story, click here.

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