The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® (SPAAR) recognizes that assessing transportation needs requires a multifaceted approach that provides various regional transportation options and incorporates local planning and transit-oriented development. An integrated transportation system in the Twin Cities is important for the housing market, as well as for continued regional growth and economic development. Investment in infrastructure today will prepare the region for tomorrow. An efficient transportation system needs to include a combination of autos, buses, light and commuter rail transit, and coordinated land use planning. Transportation solutions also include improved ground, rail, water, rideshare, and air transit options.
It is important to maintain and expand road systems, provide options for public transit and transportation, encourage solutions to drive time congestion, and coordinate land use and planning policies with transportation and housing needs.
SPAAR supports dedicating any increased transportation-related revenues solely to transportation and transit needs, revising the highway user tax distribution fund formula which distributes transportation funds for highway purposes, long-term planning to meet the transportation needs, and accountability for transportation decisions by local planning commissions, the Metropolitan Council, state agencies and the Minnesota Legislature.
As active members of the communities in which they live, Realtors® are committed to better communities.
Approved by the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® Board of Directors on March 23, 2023.