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Scott Co. needs to add the transit tax as part of their sales tax, like the rest of the metro, then they can have a seat at the table. Until then, their concerns over light rail are no more relevant than Brainerd's.
Not all of the metro, Mark44. Carver isn't part of CTIB either.
1. Scott opted out of the CTIB. You get no transit money because you've chosen that fate. 2. Even so, Scott County is so far outside the urbanized metro (even the suburban areas like Shakopee, Savage and Prior Lake have low population density compared to areas inside the beltway) it is not economical to operate anything other than express buses and paratransit.
There's nothing wrong with planning ahead, just as long as that's all the County is really trying to do (and not derail this project for spite).
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