At a recent meeting at the state capitol, the topic was transportation funding and the future of our transit systems. State Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle made the case for billions of dollars in new investments to develop what officials called “World Class” Transportation System.
Zelle argued that the current funding structure won’t support needed improvements over the next 20 years.
A report from the Governor’s Transportation Finance Advisory Committee calls for more than 50 billion in additional funding in the next two decades, to be paid for with increased state gas taxes, sales taxes and other vehicle related fees.
One of the business leaders at the meeting to endorse the idea of a better transit system was Todd Klingel, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. Todd Klingel talked with Dale Connelly and Yvette Howie on KFAI's Morning Blend.