Everything listed under: high speed rail

  • Northstar Rail Fare Cut Flops in First Month

    --A month into Metro Transit’s marketing experiment that cut fares with the hope they would add passengers to the flailing Northstar Commuter Rail line is not working. Initial monthly passenger counts indicate that the experiment may be heading full speed in the wrong direction. Metro Transit figures obtained by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) for the first month of the experimental fares indicate that monthly Northstar ridership plunged by more than eight percent , some...

  • Anoka County Pulls Out of Proposed ‘High Speed’ Twin Cities-Duluth Passenger Train Line

         It's no longer all aboard among the local governments attempting to rev up support for a ‘high speed’ rail line from the Twin Cities to Duluth.  The Anoka County Regional Rail Authority today voted 4-3 to get off the Northern Lights Express (NLX) and withdraw from the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance, effective in 90 days. “We have taken a look at the information and frankly, we are not willing to gamble with the taxpayers’ dollars on a passenger rail ...

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