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Transportation researcher Frank Douma's vision for Central Minnesota

Frank Douma explores sustainable rural transportation options.

"Urban transit options overlaid on rural communities don't work," says Douma. "It's not economically feasible to build light rail in small towns. To be blunt, conventional rural transit is expensive, which is why we need to be creative." Creative options include things like car sharing--shared ownership or community ownership of cars--or company-owned ride-share services like Zimride.

Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships
Jun 1, 2012

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