Jan 31, 2014 at 9:29 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Ridership on both the Northstar Link Commuter bus and Northstar train grew in 2013.
The Northstar Corridor Development Authority says bus ridership grew nine-point-four percent last year, with total ridership at 55,213.
Train ridership was also up 12 percent from the year before. The authority says ridership was 787,239--the highest in the line's four year history.
Stearns County Commissioner Leigh Lenzmeier chairs the authority. He says reasons for the growth include stress-free travel and convenience.
The Northstar Commuter Rail Line, operated by Metro Transit, provides service on the 40-mile segment of existing track along Highways 10 and 47 from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis.
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