Could Highway 55 be considered for Bus Rapid Transit?
The Plymouth City Council voted to support future studies that would determine if Highway 55 would be a good fit for future bus rapid transit. Council members say a common concern from employers is getting their workforce to Plymouth.
“I am very concerned about becoming more of a transit desert than we are now,” said council member Ned Carroll, in the May 28th meeting.
Plymouth has the fourth largest economy in the state. A common concern from employers is getting their workforce to Plymouth.
A 2014 study identified Highway 55 as a possible bus rapid transit corridor. The Plymouth City Council says they would support more efforts to look into that option.
“If we don’t have something on the plan, we’re not going to get anything,” said Mayor Jeff Wosje. “I have this overarching concern about our ability to make sure we have good access for people to get to jobs in Plymouth.”
As of right now, there’s no price tag attached to this action. If the Metropolitan Council does pursue a study, they could approach the city for funding at that point.