Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tell us what you think about the Cedar Avenue Transitway Implementation Plan

We want your feedback on the latest plans for Cedar Avenue’s bus rapid transit. On July 13 the Dakota County Regional Railroad Authority will release the latest draft of the Cedar Avenue Transitway implementation plan, which identifies potential station locations and a proposed station development schedule, along with information on what the station-to-station vehicles may look like. Written comments will be collected from the public until Aug. 13 and will be considered by the Dakota County Regional Rail Authority when finalizing the plan. The implementation plan is part of the ongoing planning process for the Cedar Avenue Transitway and outlines what is needed to launch bus rapid transit on Cedar Avenue.

Copies are available at, search “Cedar Avenue”. A printed copy is available for review during business hours at the Dakota County Physical Development Division offices, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Written comments may be mailed to Sam O’Connell, Dakota County Transportation Department, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124 or sent via e-mail to Comments must be received by the end of the business day on Aug. 13 for consideration.

The Cedar Avenue Transitway project is possible due to the collaboration and support of the Metropolitan Council, the Dakota County Regional Rail Authority, the Counties Transit Improvement Board, the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, and city, state and federal government partners.

The Counties Transit Improvement Board — comprised of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties — is a leader in developing the Metro Area’s comprehensive regional transit system in collaboration with the Metropolitan Council and neighboring Scott and Carver counties. The Board–through the use of a quarter-cent metro sales tax and a $20 motor vehicle sales excise fee—provides funding to advance transit projects in the Metro Area that will help commuters, residents and businesses move more quickly and efficiently.

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