The Dakota County Regional Railroad Authority was formed under Minnesota Statute Chapter 398A. The group has broad powers to plan, acquire, construct and operate railroads, including light rail transit (LRT). In addition, it oversees bus rapid transit (BRT) in the Cedar Avenue Corridor.
Within the powers granted by law, it evaluates rail modes of transportation for their use to reduce congestion, improve mobility and provide alternative forms of transportation.
Dakota County Commissioners also participate on the Metropolitan Transitways Development Board (MTDB), the Red Rock Corridor Commission, the Cedar Corridor Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Group, and the Robert Street Corridor Transit Steering Committee.
Regional Railroad Authority members and officers
Commissioner Mike Slavik
Commissioner Kathleen A. Gaylord
Commissioner Laurie Halverson
Commissioner Joe Atkins
Commissioner Liz Workman
Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg
Commissioner Mary Hamann-Roland (chair)