Build transport for the region

Bob Ritz | President and CEO, Mercy Health Network

The Idea: Create a light rail train (surface) or monorail (above ground) to connect all suburbs with downtown Des Moines and each other. This new added transportation system would extend from Waukee to Ankeny with community stations in each suburb and with public commuter parking lots associated with the stations. This would address the need to improve capacity to grow by increasing access to regional areas; reduce traffic on existing highways; and remove or reduce the need for parking complexes in multiple areas. >




+1 Mark Rasmussen, Account Executive, LMC Insurance & Risk Management

+1 Olivia Rockers, Integrated Marketing Manager, Principal Financial Group

+1 Michael Robinson, Chef, Edencrest

+1 John Peterson, Principal, Petersson Planning Strategies

+1 Brad Anderson, Iowa State Director, AARP