STA Honors Representatives Tim Kelly, Tony Albright and Jen Loon

From Left:  MVTA Chair Clint Hooppaw (Apple Valley), Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyre Lukens, STA Vice Chair Jerry McDonald, STA Chair Jeff Wosje (Plymouth), Rep. Jen Loon, Rep. Tony Albright, Rep. Tim Kelly, Eagan Councilmember Gary Hansen.

From Left: MVTA Chair Clint Hooppaw (Apple Valley), Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyre Lukens, STA Vice Chair Jerry McDonald, STA Chair Jeff Wosje (Plymouth), Rep. Jen Loon, Rep. Tony Albright, Rep. Tim Kelly, Eagan Councilmember Gary Hansen.

Eden Prairie, MN – The Suburban Transit Association (STA) recognized Representatives Tim Kelly (R-21A – southeastern Minnesota), Tony Albright (R-55B – Prior Lake) and Jen Loon (R-48B – Eden Prairie) on Monday, Dec. 14, for their efforts on behalf of transit.
Rep. Kelly was honored for his leadership as chair of the House Transportation Committee.
Rep. Albright received a Champion of Transit award for being the chief author of HF 1526 that funded a demonstration suburb-to-suburb transit service between Shakopee and Maple Grove via highways 494 and 169, also serving SouthWest Station/Golden Triangle in Eden Prairie and Station 73 in Plymouth. The bill appropriated $2,000,000 to the suburban providers for the demonstration project that will begin service on Jan. 19.
Rep. Loon was also recognized as a Champion of Transit for her being chief author of HF 1525 which authorized the Suburban Transit Association to name an elected official to the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB).
The Awards Reception took place at J.J.’s Coffee and Wine Bistro in Eden Prairie.

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