March 28, 2013
City planners concluded it’s a better public transit option for the area. Since a 2007 analysis of transit alternatives selected a commuter rail line as the future transportation choice, planners have seen the Northstar Commuter Rail struggle with operating costs.
February 20, 2013
Construction is expected to start in May and be done by year's end. The city is negotiating final agreements with the Metropolitan Council, which operates the three-year-old commuter line.
August 1, 2012
Most weekday trips on the Northstar Commuter Rail will cost $1 less beginning Aug. 1. The initiative kicks off a promotional campaign to show commuters in the Northwest metropolitan area that now is the time to try Northstar.
November 16, 2010
Although riders are happy with the service, ridership is running about 5 percent below projections, which is expected to worsen to as much as 15 to 20 percent below projections for the rest of this year.
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