The Council's job is to continue to tell the story of transit and to turn to our partners in the many ventures around the region. Every large business group in the region has endorsed an expansion of our transit system, every community along the Southwest LRT line has endorsed the project, and put up millions in local funding to back it.
The proposed 20 transitways, 46 new local bus routes and 77 expanded routes are necessary to serve the region’s growing needs. By 2040, we’ll have another 800,000 people living in the seven-county metro region. It’s important to keep telling the positive story about transit, because in the end our plan to build out a regional transit system represents progress.
Transit is the future.
See the full March column from Council Chair Adam Duininck.