A human-centered design approach to transportation in Greater Minnesota can lead to more efficient transit solutions that utilize the existing public and private assets in rural communities. This approach can take several directions, depending upon the community's needs and assets. We propose engaging the city of Wabasha in a community transit pilot project that would give people with transportation needs access to rides in under-utilized vehicles, with the goal of testing whether a shared, mobility services approach to transit transportation in Greater Minnesota can meet people's needs at a lower cost, with more convenience, and with a greater impact on the local economy that current practices.
Idea No. 378