Sunday, March 31, 2013
Trains from Fridley to downtown Minneapolis and Big Lake will provide Wi-Fi by the end of the summer, Finance & Commerce reported.
By next fall, you'll be able to pick up a Wi-Fi signal when you step from the Fridley Station platform onto a passenger train, according to Finance & Commerce Metro Transit, which is trying to boost Northstar ridership after the third consecutive year of declines, says it makes sense to offer the service to passengers who spend up to 50 minutes getting to work. “Customers are beginning to expect Wi-Fi as a service, and for commuters, I think there’s a feeling that a lack of connectivity while riding transit equates to wasted productivity,” said Dave Hinrichs, Metro Transit’s chief information officer. Read the full article at finance-commerce.com. The cost of installing Wi-Fi on Northstar: $20,000. A Metropolitan Council Transportation …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Passenger rail connections added for five Saturdays to and from Fridley Station. You can buy an $11 family pass online.
Ride the rails direct from Fridley to the Holidazzle parade in downtown Minneapolis this holiday season. The Target Holidazzle Parade is free. It starts at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday from Nov. 23–Dec. 23, 2012. The parade route is along the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis from 12th Street to Fourth Street. The special Northstar Commuter Rail trains to and from the Holidazzle parade on four Saturdays only: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, 2012. The train leaves from Fridley Station at 3:39 p.m. The return train leaves Target Field Station at 8 p.m. Holidazzle Family Passes for a round trip on the Northstar train from Fridley Station to downtown Minneapolis are available online. They cost $11 for two adults …
Friday, July 6, 2012
25 cent fare drop for Fridley riders is lowest on commuter-rail line.
An August fare-price reduction on the Northstar Commuter Rail line got front-page treatment in the Star Tribune Friday. The main question the article asked: Will lower ticket prices attract more riders? An excerpt: Transit officials say surveys show that fares and the lack of off-peak service are cited as reasons for not riding the Northstar. "We've had many surveys coming back that the fares are just too high," [Metro Transit Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Commuter and Light Rail Ed] Byers said. Passengers pay $7 to ride the 40 miles from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis. That fare will drop to $6 under the new pricing formula. Fares from Anoka or Coon Rapids-Riverdale to downtown will be cut from $4 to $3. [University of Minnesota …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Fare would drop from $3.25 to $3 on weekdays starting Aug. 1.
Weekday fares would drop by $1 at all Northstar Commuter Rail stations except Fridley's, under a plan that the Metropolitan Council's Transportation Committee is considering Monday. Fares for Fridley riders would drop 25 cents. All weekend/non-rush-hour fares would stay the same. The fare change, as reported in the Star Tribune, would be temporary, running from Aug. 1, 2012, to April 30, 2013. If the committee approves it Monday, the full Met Council would vote on the play July 27. The plan provides "pricing flexibility in a time of economic recovery and encourages customer integration to public transportation," according to a Met Council memo (see PDF). "Our surveys of non-Northstar riders living within the Northstar Corridor shows that a…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Twin Cities trend is toward greater use of lots near transit stops.
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Friday, February 24, 2012