Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips officially announced our merged organization’s new name—Move Minnesota— with a big party in Saint Paul on June 4.
The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity at the Capitol, with both defensive wins for transportation and missed opportunities by the legislature. Read more to learn how, with our supporters and allies, we were able to stop harmful legislation, keep an eye on threatening bills, and raise awareness on both sides of the aisle of the importance of walking, bicycling, and transit.
Investing in transportation options can be a lot more cost effective than building new multi-million dollar vehicle parking ramps. How we’re using technology and data-driven solutions to help businesses and organizations maximize the efficiency of their existing parking spaces.
Now, keep them up if anyone on either side of the argument used actual data to support their points (made up percentages do not count). How many winners do we have?
As I look back at the past two years with St. Paul Smart Trips, now fused with Transit for Livable Communities, I’m glad I became a part of this community. This work has truly helped me evolve to the person I am today with their countless support and friendly smiles.
On March 7, the Saint Paul City Council voted overwhelmingly to support a recommendation for modern streetcar on West 7th Street. The move marks another major milestone for the Riverview Corridor project.
Minnesota’s 2018 legislative session officially kicked off on February 20. Being active at the State Capitol is a high priority for us at TLC-Smart Trips. It’s a key time to unite around a shared vision for the future—and to push for change to make it happen.
Picture this. You’re at the bustling intersection of Rice Street and University Ave. A streetcar whizzes by, people pop on and off, visiting the local businesses conveniently located only a block away from the State Capitol building. Shift over to now. On the same corner you’ll find the Green Line Capitol Rice Street Station. The State Capitol still stands prominently in the background. Yet, except for the League of MN Cities building, you will find a vastly different landscape, primarily made up of surface parking lots.
Great teamwork, Saint Paul! Last week, with support from local residents, Saint Paul City Councilmembers unanimously voted to approve bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Margaret Street between Forest and McKnight avenues.
By David Maldonado, Development and Member Engagement Coordinator This summer, TLC-Smart Trips partnered with Cycles for Change and several other community groups to organize Slow Roll community… more.
A fresh new podcast series from TLC-Smart Trips and Apparatus features stories about what commuting in the Twin Cities is, and what it could be.