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MN-CCD seeks qualified applicants

MN-CCD Seeks Applications for the Managing Director Position The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Managing Director. MN-CCD is a 501.c.4 non-profit membership organization.  Members of the MN-CCD are organizations that serve or advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.  The MN-CCD seeks to influence, promote and change ...

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Capitol-area LRT stations include accessibility features

Capitol-area LRT stations include accessibility features Light rail train riders with disabilities should see a number of accessibility features at the planned Central Corridor line’s three stations near the Minnesota State Capitol complex. Light rail transit (LRT) project engineers have incorporated the features into the stations to better serve the large number of riders with disabilities who work at and visit ...

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2009 provided an estimated long term, projected savings, more than $11,500,000.00

Dear Governor Pawlenty,  No doubt with the release of the supplemental budget proposal today, you will be receiving a volume of letters, emails and phone calls.  I am writing today on behalf of the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL).  MCIL provides a wide range of services to individuals with various types of disabilities across the ...

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Effective in October – Transit rate hike affects Metro Mobility

Hikes in transit fares, which take effect next month, will affect Metro Mobility riders as well as riders of Metro Transit buses and Hiawatha Corridor light rail. The rate hike was approved August 13 by the Metropolitan Council and will go into effect October 1. The increase is 50 cents for Metro Mobility service for ...

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The Central Corridor and light rail stations – How accessible will the line be?

Plans for Central Corridor won Metropolitan Council approval September 3, putting the project in contention for needed federal funding. Under the best-case scenario construction on the light rail line would start in 2010, with operations starting in 2014. The line will connect downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, and will connect to the Hiawatha light rail ...

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New Mpls. Central Library – Access Input Needed

There’s a new library coming to Minneapolis.  The Central Library will be home to a collection of 2.5 million items—the largest of any public library in Minnesota and the fourth largest in the nation.  Called “Minneapolis’ most important civic project,” the new facility looks to be far more friendly to patrons and workers with disabilities ...

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