Friday, July 6, 2012

Northstar Cuts Fares To Lure Riders

Three years ago Metro Transit, the public agency that runs the buses and passenger trains serving the Minneapolis-St.Paul area of Minnesota, launched the Northstar commuter rail line, a normal size train that travels on existing tracks 45 miles between the baseball Twins new home, Target Field, and the hamlet of Big Lake, an exurb of St. Cloud, five times a day each way during the week and three times a day on weekends.  While fares range from $3.25 to $7.00 per trip, the cost is more like $24.  Read the dismal details here.

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