Price Cut on Northstar Rail Line to Encourage Ridership MINNEAPOLIS, MN--It's going to be cheaper for you to ride the Northstar Rail Line during the week. Metro Transit is hoping discounting fares will get more people to ride. Most fares will drop one dollar, the fare from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake that costs seven dollars now, will cost six dollars beginning Wednesday.
FFM was featured in the segment that ran on KSTP-TV on the Northstar Commuter Rail line extension. As reported, the Phase II extension from Big Lake to St. Cloud has been placed on hold. (Watch the piece on KSTP.com)
FFM's Tom Steward wrote a commentary piece for MPR on the proposed Northstar extension from Minneapolis to St. Cloud.
National Watchdog group Watchdog.org ran our piece: The Taxpayers' Missing Link?
KSTP's Tracking Your Money segment featured FFM analysis on Metro Transit's plan for a second back-up locomotive, or a back-up for the back-up.
FFM's analysis of the first 100 days of the Northstar Commuter Rail was featured on national watchdog group Watchdog.org. The report uses public data to calculate the true cost of the commuter rail service and raises questions about if taxpayers are getting railroaded.
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