The most economically healthy regions in the nation have strong transportation networks. Our transportation infrastructure has fallen behind those regions. Transportation is a core function of state government and needs to be funded like a core function. Yet, only 0.7% of Minnesota’s budget is available for transportation purposes.
Transit is an essential component of a balanced, sustainable transportation network. I will continue to work on behalf of Eagan and the region to support long-term sustainable funding, including funding for transit as an essential part of the transportation mix.