The Counties Transit Improvement Board is taking regional transit to the next level in the metropolitan area. Since April 2008, five counties—Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington—have utilized a quarter-cent sales tax and $20 a motor vehicle sales tax, permitted by the Legislature, to invest in and advance transit projects by awarding annual capital and operating grants. The Board works in collaboration with the Metropolitan Council and Carver and Scott counties.
Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington—are members of the Counties Transit Improvement Board, and collaborate with the Metropolitan Council. Two counties - Carver and Scott—are ex-officio members.