Making Transit Work:
ACER takes a new direction in creating access and opportunity for underrepresented groups in the Twin Cities’ North West suburbs. We engage with underrepresented communities along the Bottineau Transitway Corridor for them to become actively involved in the planning and decision-making process.
Through the Corridors of Opportunity grant, ACER works to ensure that underrepresented communities along the Bottineau transit way corridor are engaged in the planning process to produce equitable outcomes. With our ‘Making Transit Meaningful Project’ we work to connect communities of color in the NW suburbs of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal and Maple Grove to be actively involved in the process. Together, we elevate the voices of the underrepresented communities in these cities to impact positive outcomes.
ACER is also serves a Co-Chair of the Blue Line Coalition. The Blue Line Coalition is a coalition of community organizations working together and representing the following populations: communities of color; immigrants and refugees; people living with disabilities; low income communities; and transit dependent populations along the Blue Line Corridor.