Metro Transit is excited to be partnering with 13 Twin Cities community leaders and organizations to host and facilitate community conversations around transit tradeoffs and priorities for bus network improvements. These conversations are designed by the hosts to meet the needs of the communities they are focused on and will help us better understand the communities we serve, particularly those who have been traditionally underrepresented in setting planning and investment priorities in the past.
The community conversations will take a variety of formats depending on the design developed by the community host but all of them will focus on tradeoffs in transit planning and community priorities for transit improvements. They will be hosted throughout October and November, and many of the community conversations are open to everyone, so please check out at our event calendar and join us if you can!
The selected hosts were chosen based on the high quality of their proposals, alignment with inclusion and accessibility engagement goals, and integration of transit tradeoff concepts, as well as balancing demographic and geographic focus areas. The thirteen hosts include:
Asian Media Access
Catch Your Dream Consulting
District 1 Community Council
Greater Eastside Community Council
Housing Resource Network
Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council
Nokomis East Neighborhood Association
Payne-Phalen Community Council
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association