Messages from the Council Chair

October, 2013
Chair Susan Haigh

Equity: 'the superior growth model'

Much of the region is recovering from the recession, but poverty continues to increase in communities of color. Together, we can alter employment and income disparities by taking a regional approach.

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August, 2013
Chair Susan Haigh

Southwest LRT: Building a line that stands the test of time

The Southwest light rail line offers us an opportunity to accelerate the already positive economic momentum of the greater Twin Cities region while simultaneously moving our regional transit system closer to being the modern, intermodal system residents desire.

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June, 2013
Chair Susan Haigh

Moving forward on transit and highway funding

The 2013 legislative session is over and although many great legislative accomplishments will positively impact the work we do here at the Metropolitan Council, many of us are disappointed that the transit sales tax did not become law.

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