Government agencies are not trying to reduce road congestion. Indeed, they welcome congestion, because impossible driving conditions will force Twin Cities residents out of their cars onto trains, buses and bicycles, where MnDOT and the Met Council want them.
The Twin Cities metro area has a rather modest population and is located on a prairie where there are no significant obstacles to building adequate highways. There is no reason why the should be one of the most congested urban areas in America.
Public pressure on our legislature, our governor and the responsible state agencies is needed to produce a transportation policy that meets the needs of the people of Minnesota.
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