Move MN: Transportation Funding Update

By Erin Daly, Sierra Club Green Transportation Intern

Under the leadership of Representative Frank Hornstein, the Move MN bill for comprehensive transportation funding has made it through the House Transportation and Finance Committee. Passing with a 9-6 vote, this bill offers a long term, sustainable funding solution for transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, as well as fixing our roads and bridges. Investing in convenient and accessible transportation options will help clean our air, reduce dependence on dirty oil, facilitate economic growth, improve equity and access, and maintain our Minnesota quality of life.

Credit: Metro Transit

Credit: Metro Transit

While we’ve made it over the first barrier, Move MN is still a long way from success. Let’s ensure the Senate committee does the same! Join Sierra Club and our Move MN allies to pack the Senate hearing room in support of this bill on Wednesday, April 2! Meet up with allies before the hearing to share signs, buttons and a quick update. Come for the full  afternoon or as much as you can!

Help us pack the Senate hearing room on Wednesday—keep transit and bike/ped funding moving forward at the Capitol in 2014!

Senate Transportation Hearing
Wednesday, April 2
Pre-hearing Meet-Up: 2:30pm
Rathskeller cafeteria (State Capitol, basement level)
Hearing: 3 – 5pm (Come for as much as you can), Capitol room 15

If you haven’t yet voiced your support for a comprehensive, sustainable transportation funding package, don’t wait any longer!

TAKE ACTION NOW: Remind your legislators that transportation is not something we can afford to keep putting off.

To learn more, contact Joshua at 612-259-2447.

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