Businesses support Southwest Light Rail as the next leg of the Twin Cities transit system.

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Transit: Important to Business

This legislative session is the time to SUPPORT FUNDING for transit that will serve jobs & reduce traffic.

The Minnesota Legislature is debating transit funding right now. They need to hear:

 WE NEED BETTER TRANSIT TO COMPETE FOR JOBS

80 percent of current transit users are traveling to work or school. Better transit improves travel times and reliability, reduces business costs, and will attract the next generation of employees to our region.

 TRANSIT IS A GOOD INVESTMENT

The business-led Itasca Project evaluated transit’s “return on investment” in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. The study found a complete transit system would produce regional benefits of $2 to $9 billion.

 MINNESOTANS WANT MORE TRANSIT

In a statewide poll conducted for the chambers this January, nearly 80% of Minnesotans agree the state would benefit from an expanded and improved public transit system. A strong majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans believe the state benefits from an expanded and improved transit system.

To help us build a better metro-wide transit system please click here and share your contact information with us.  We’ll let you know when we need help reaching out to legislators.  You can also reach us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who we are: The Minneapolis Regional, Saint Paul Area, and TwinWest Chambers of Commerce represent more than 3,000 businesses.

These businesses rely on transit to get their employees to work.  They understand the need for a 21st century transportation system to keep the state and region moving.

Number of jobs that Southwest LRT will serve

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2013 Final

Source: Metropolitan Council

 

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