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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING STATE LEGISLATION FOR A $225,000 TRANSIT DEMONSTRATION GRANT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH FOR A BUS PASS PROGRAM.
BY COUNCILOR NESS:

WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council supports the use of mass transit wherever feasible to minimize the environmental consequences of heavy vehicular traffic; and

WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council has been informed that legislation is about to be introduced for the Minnesota State Legislature appropriating $225,000 for use by the University of Minnesota, Duluth, to establish a transit demonstration bus pass program at the university hub; and

WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council finds that increased use of mass transit in the university area would have the effect of decreasing traffic and parking problems in and around the campus area;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby expresses its support for legislation funding a demonstration bus pass program for the University of Minnesota, Duluth, to alleviate parking and traffic congestion problems both on the campus and in the surrounding neighborhood.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Duluth City Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this resolution to the Duluth delegation to the legislature.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution expresses support by the Duluth City Council for a proposed state grant to the University of Minnesota, Duluth, of $225,000 to be used to establish a transit demonstration bus pass program for students. The implementation of this program would relieve traffic congestion at the UMD hub and also help remedy parking problems in the area and surrounding neighborhood.