Talking Headways Podcast: More Than Just a Transit Line

This week we’re joined by Jonathan Sage Martinson, former director of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative in the Twin Cities. Jonathan discusses the collaborative’s work on the Green Line light rail corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and how one member got the FTA to change its regulations.

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