“Boy, wouldn’t that be convenient, to have that rail line going from the prison to North Minneapolis." It's racist, it's outrageous, and Rep. Jim Newberger from Becker, MN said it on the Capitol floor while the House was debating their transportation bill.
We need transit to get to work and school, not prison. In the Twin Cities, only 10% of jobs in the metro area are accessible by convenient transit.
After Rep. Newberger's racist remarks, the House passed a transportation bill that would cut public transit service by 25%. Sign our petition telling the legislature we need to expand funding for public transportation--and tell them why YOU need transit in the comments. #HowWeRollMN