ROCHESTER, Minn. – Residents in larger cities like Rochester depend on public transit to get people to and from work, and a state conference is happening this week focusing on that issue.
Hundreds of people from across Minnesota are learning more about new transit options, including electric buses. But we’re told it’s also about how to get people to use public transportation — something that will be key with the Destination Medical Center project.
“The Destination Medical Center, that’s one of the reasons we wanted to come down here to Rochester to learn more about the role transit is going to play in that development. There’s been so much growth in Rochester in population and in transit coverage and service, and telling people what kind of things are going on in Rochester is just really important,” said Laura Eash, Minnesota Public Transit Association.
The conference continues Wednesday with a panel on how the center is using transportation, which will feature DMC and city leaders.