Comment on proposed fare increase for metro-area public transit by June 26

Posted In: About Council, Council News, Transportation
Date: 4/13/2017 1:07 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Locations: Various dates, times and locations around Twin Citiies metro region

The Metropolitan Council is seeking public input on a proposal to raise transit fares in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.


See details about the proposal to raise transit fares.
 

The public comment period is from April 13 to June 26, 2017.

The Metropolitan Council will receive public comments via the following methods:

Informational Displays

  • Displays explaining the fare change, along ways to comment will be available in the lobby during regular business hours beginning May 1 of the Metro Transit F.T. Heywood Building at 560 N. 6th Avenue, Minneapolis, and the Metropolitan Council offices at 390 North Robert St., St. Paul.

  • Transit representatives will also be present at busy transit stations and stops throughout the region during May and June. For updates and to learn more, visit metrocouncil.org or follow us on Facebook [Link].

Public Hearings/Meetings for Proposed Changes to Regional Transit Fares


The Met Council will hold 4 public hearings and 8 public meetings to gather comments on the proposed fare changes.

Public Hearings

Public hearings are opportunities for people to offer formal public testimony – delivered orally or in writing - on the proposed increase to regional transit fares. There will also be information about the proposed fare increase available, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the proposal and its impact prior to the public hearing and after the close of the hearing.
 
Wednesday, May 17: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rum River Library Meeting Room
4201 – 6th Avenue, Anoka
Near regional park-and-ride facilities
for routes 766, 850, 860, and the Northstar Line
 
Wednesday, May 31: noon to 1 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Served by many regional transit routes
 
Wednesday, June 7: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Burnhaven Library Meeting Room
1101 County Rd 42 W, Burnsville
Served by regional route 444
 
Wednesday, June 14: 6 p.m.
Metropolitan Council Chambers
390 North Robert St., St. Paul

Served by many regional transit routes
 
Public Meetings
Public meetings will be like traditional open houses, with information about the proposed fare increase available, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the proposal and its impact. People will be able to offer public comment, though there will be no formal opportunity to offer testimony at the public meetings.

Thursday, May 11: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Chanhassen Library, Wilder Meeting Room
7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen

Near regional park-and-ride facilities
for routes 690, 691, 692,695, 698, 699
 
Tuesday, May 23: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Stillwater Library, Margaret Rivers Room

224 – 3rd St. N., Stillwater
Near regional park-and-ride for route 294
 
Tuesday, May 30: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Maplewood Library, Meeting Room
3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood

Served by regional transit routes 64,
80, 219 and 223. Near regional
park-and-ride for routes 265, 270, 272
 
Wednesday, May 31: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Wescott Library, Meeting Room
1340 Wescott Road, Eagan

Served by regional transit route 446
Near regional park-and-ride facilities
for routes 437, 438, 440, 444, 445, 446,
470, 472, 475, 480, 484, 491, 492,
and METRO Red Line
 
Thursday, June 1: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Plymouth Library, Meeting Room
15700 36th Ave N, Plymouth

Served by regional transit routes 740, 741
Near regional park-and-ride facilities
for routes 672, 674, 675, 776, 790, 793
 
Monday, June 5: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Savage Library, Meeting Room
13090 Alabama Ave. S., Savage

Served by regional transit route 444. Near regional park-and-ride facilities
for routes 421, 464
 
Thursday, June 8: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Southdale Library, Meeting Room
7001 York Ave. S., Edina

Served by regional transit routes 6, 537, 538
 
Tuesday, June 13: 6 to 7 p.m.
North Regional Library, Meeting Room
1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis

Served by regional transit routes 5 and 32




 

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