Transportation Regional Candidate Forums

It's a major election year with newly drawn legislative districts and many new candidates running for office!

Transportation issues and funding will be decided by tomorrow's elected officials. Please help us raise the profile of transportation among the many other issues the legislature will deal with in 2023.  

Minnesota's transportation system continues to be underfunded and we will need increased state matching funds to compete for federal dollars under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  In addition, the legislature did not pass a capital bonding bill during the 2022 Session while leaving a surplus of over $9 billion on the table.

The Minnesota Transportation Alliance is teaming up with local organizations to bring our members and local business leaders together with candidates for state office to share information about local projects and needs. 

Please Join Us at a Forum near you!

    Transportation Regional Candidate Forum List:

    Eagan Forum - Thursday, September 15th 7:30 am to 9:00 am

    $20 Co-Hosted by Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Lost Spur Country Club - 2750 Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan

    Willmar Forum - Friday, September 30th 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    $25 Hosted by Minnesota Transportation Alliance - Includes Lunch

    Willmar Conference Center - 240 23rd Street SE, Willmar

    Blaine Forum - Thursday, October 6th 7:30 am to 9:00 am

    $20 Co-Hosted by Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Metro North Chamber of Commerce - Includes breakfast

    Fire Station #3 - 11920 Ulysses Street NE, Blaine

    Duluth Forum - Tuesday, October 11th 11:45 am to 2:30 pm

    $35 Co-Hosted by Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce - Includes lunch

    Greysolon by Black Woods - 231 E. Superior Street, Duluth

    Report Card on Minnesota's Infrastructure, Craig Bursch, TKDA - 12:00 to 12:50 pm

    Candidate Forum - 1:15 to 2:30 pm 

    Rochester Forum - Wednesday, October 12th 7:30 am to 9:00 am

    $20 Hosted by Minnesota Transportation Alliance - Includes breakfast

    Heintzman Commons, 1926 Collegeview Road E., Rochester

    St. Cloud Forum - Friday, October 14th 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    $25 Hosted by Minnesota Transportation Alliance - Includes lunch

    Kelly Inn - 100 4th Avenue S., St. Cloud

    Owatonna Forum - Thursday, October 20th 7:30 am to 9:00 am

    $20 - Co-Hosted by Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism - Includes breakfast

    Torey's Restaurant, 208 N. Cedar Avenue, Owatonna