The Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority is dedicated to a long-range vision of transit services to meet changing needs for today and for succeeding generations. The Rail Authority strives to shape the future of Ramsey County and the region by preserving options for rail transit corridors and by providing rail transit services. The Rail Authority shall respond to the changing transit needs of the county's citizens in a manner that is sensitive to the financial impact to county taxpayers. The Rail Authority is committed to planning of integrated transportation services in cooperation with other agencies. The Rail Authority will encourage continuing community participation in its deliberations and decision-making process.