NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Where to Get the Lowdown on Light Rail

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St. Anthony Park is one of 14 neighborhoods, along the planned Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT), represented by the District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (DCC). The independent nonprofit organization’s mission is “to facilitate community involvement and engage underserved populations in Central Corridor issues that affect multiple neighborhoods and are best addressed through collaboration, sharing information, conducting research and coordinating advocacy on common concerns.”

St. Anthony Park’s Community Council (District 12), http://sapcc.org/, is a DCC member, along with eight other Saint Paul District Councils and five Minneapolis Neighborhood Associations. The latest news on Central Corridor issues can be found in the District Council Collaborative newsletter. Downloadable here: http://sapcc.org/sites/sapcc.org/files/01_201_DCC_Update.pdf

The current issue includes information on Central Corridor construction, parking,
contingency funding, station naming and a recently announced workshop on preventing transit service cuts and fare increases:

On February 2, Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) and DCC will be co-sponsoring the “Transit 101” Workshop at the Central Corridor Resource Center, (old Lexington Library), 1080 University Ave. W., St. Paul.
Find out where transit money comes from and how we can help protect bus and train service at this introduction to transit funding and decision-making. Forget the tech-speak! TLC will provide user-friendly information you can use to work with us for a fully funded sustainable transportation system – including bus service to support the Central Corridor once it’s open in 2014. Go to TLC’s website for more information or to sign up: (Sign-ups welcome but not required – all are welcome!)
https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/132/mtgdetail.asp?formid=tlcmeet&caleventid=19030.

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