Nick Halter

Civic beat

Metro Transit budget has uncertain future

Metropolitan Council officials say they’re trying to avoid raising bus fares while they wrangle with an uncertain transportation budget.

Gov. Mark Dayton, in his 2012 and 2013 budget, is proposing an $11 million cut to the Met Council’s transit fund. That would equal 9 percent of the Met Council’s state funding for its various transportation services, including Metro Transit.


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