MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One thing that did not get done this year’s Minnesota legislative session is a transportation bill.
Gov. Mark Dayton had hoped to pass a gas tax to help pay for fixes needed for the state’s roads and bridges.
The failure to fund those fixes pushed a statewide coalition of more than 200 businesses and organizations to act.
On Tuesday, Move MN kicked off a public awareness campaign that they are calling a “Duct Tape Tour.” That tour began outside Minnesota’s Department of Transportation building in St. Paul.
Margaret Donahoe is the co-chair of the campaign.
“We are using this giant roll of duct tape to help illustrate the fact that we don’t have the resources to take care of our crumbling roads, bridges and inadequate transit systems. So we are reverting to, trying to keep things together with duct tape,” Donahoe said.
This tour will make its way across the state with stops in Rochester, Willmar, St. Cloud, Alexandria, Bemidji and Duluth — among others.