Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke spoke with residents online for nearly an hour Sunday evening.
Mayor Brad Tabke held an hour-long video chat with Shakopee residents Sunday night about the city's role in a future metro-wide transit system. "We have currently a transit system that is not fully functional," Tabke said during introductory remarks. "In Shakopee we have a significant problem in that we only have a few ways to get across the river." Here's more from his blog: A fully functioning, metro-wide transit system is key to our future development and growth as a region and local community. Please contact our legislators today to let them know why you support sales tax for transit. A fully-funded transit system provides:
The bill, in part, would create a Regional Transportation Governance Board for transportation planning, policymaking and fiscal administration purposes, while a Metro Transit Commission would be created to oversee Metro Transit operations.
The following was written by Mike Cook, of the Session Daily, which is produced by nonpartisan Public Information Services. In recent years, there has been discussion about transit oversight in the Twin Cities metropolitan area when it comes to things like representation and equality. Rep. Mike Beard (R-Shakopee) has developed a plan to make some broad-based changes. A bill he had drafted, but not introduced, was heard by the House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee. No action was taken, but Beard hopes the dialogue leads to greater discussion during the interim and into the 2013 session. The bill, in part, would create a Regional Transportation Governance Board for transportation planning, policymaking and fiscal administration …