Washington County Commissioner Bigham Elected Chair of commission
The Red Rock Corridor Commission elected Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham as its chair for 2017 at its Jan. 26 meeting. Bigham has been a member of the commission since 2015.
The Red Rock Commission’s 2017 work plan includes:
concluding the Implementation Plan, which details a phased approach to full buildout of bus rapid transit in the southeast metro;
completing small area plans for the proposed stations in St. Paul Park and Cottage Grove to support transit ridership based on market demand;
advocating for improved local bus service, such as the proposed Route 363. The route would connect the Cottage Grove park and ride with the Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul with all-day service by way of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, and Newport.
In addition to Bigham’s election, Commissioner Mike Slavik of Dakota County was elected Vice Chair.