Dakota County on the road to better roads

The breakup of a regional transit board means more revenue for Dakota County projects

Transportation is often cited as the most important concern of Dakota County residents as past surveys have shown that the majority of working adults travel north and cross the Minnesota River each day to go to work.

County government leaders think that 2017 will be looked back upon as a year in which there was a seismic change in addressing the county’s transportation needs.

In March 2017, the Counties Transit Improvement Board dissolved after Dakota County protested that it was not getting its fair share of return on investment in projects to serve its residents.

The result is that the county will no longer be funneling millions into CTIB and instead the county has implemented the Dakota County Transit Sales Tax, which will generate an expected $16.6 million in 2018 for local transportation projects.

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