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MnDOT Commissioner Zelle and Met Council Chair Haigh hold transportation meetings

The first of three metro-area meetings to look at transporation needs and costs is Tuesday at St. Paul’s Union Depot.

Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle and Metropolitan Council Chair Sue Haigh will hold three metro-area town hall meetings this month to talk about about transporation needs and costs.

The first is today, 4 to 6 p.m., at the St. Paul Union Depot.

The other meetings this month are:

  • Dec. 12, 4 to 6 p.m., Century College, 3300 Century Ave. N., East Campus, Room #2315, White Bear Lake 
  •  Dec. 17, 4 to 6 p.m., Burnsville High School Theatre, Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, 600 East Highway 13, Burnsville

The meetings will look at the state’s transportation system, how it affects quality of life and the state economy, the costs and the need for state and local investment in the system.

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They’ll also answer questions about the transportation system.

State officials are promoting a 20-year transportation investment proposal called Minnesota Go. It calls for billions of dollars for highways, roads, bridges, transit and rail projects, as the state works to upgrade its aging infrastructure.