ABC 6 News
Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says new busses and a new plan are the answer for Rochester. She was in the city Friday talking about the 2.6-mile rapid bus transit project.
The rapid transit line will connect to a parking lot where people can park for free and get on the bus to go to work. The line would include 7 stops connecting downtown Rochester, the Mayo Civic Center, Mayo Clinic campuses, and the government center.
"As you see, with Destination Medical Center, you see issues with congestion with traffic and you know that buses can be one way to get people from where they are to work," said Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Last month, Klobuchar announced the federal transit administration is prioritizing this project, meaning half of the budget will be coming from federal tax money. That's about 56 million dollars going toward this Rochester project.