East metro transit options to be discussed Monday

Transportation alternatives will be discussed Monday in Woodbury for the I-94 corridor coming into the Twin Cities from the east — including western Wisconsin.

Officials are launching a study to determine “best mode of alternative transit for commuters, residents and business owners” along the route, known as the Gateway corridor. A goal is to alleviate freeway congestion.

The study will include a look at options connecting Eau Claire, Wis., with the Twin Cities.

A Gateway Corridor Commission was created in 2009 to study and plan alternative transportation options for the area along Interstate 94. It’s made up of local elected officials and community leaders in the area.

The study is expected to be completed by spring 2012.

Monday’s meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at The Hartford Financial, 500 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury.

Scheduled to attend are:

  • Tami Fagely, vice president of Mutual Funds Accounting for The Hartford Financial
  • Washington County Commissioner Gary Kriesel
  • Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega
  • St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
  • Woodbury Mayor Bill Hargis
  • Sen. Kathy Saltzman, DFL-District 56

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by David Greene on 08/13/2010 - 04:38 pm.

    So remind me why these “public” meetings get held at times inconvenient to the public but very convenient for business leaders.

    This is a huge problem with our transportation planning process. The people most impacted can’t even weigh in on the decisions until they’ve already been made.

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