MINNEAPOLIS - The Metropolitan Council votes Wednesday on whether or not to temporarily lower the cost to ride the Northstar Commuter Line by as much as $1.
John Siqveland with Metro Transit says the goal is to get more people to ride. He says the number of weekday travelers has remained relatively steady but weekend and special events riders have dropped. Siqveland says less people attending Twins games is driving down ridership on the Northstar Line.
The drop in cost, if approved, would be implemented August 1 and run through April 2013. A one-way ticket between Target Field and Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids would drop $1. A ticket between Fridley and Target Field would go down by $0.25.
The Northstar Line, which opened in 2009, runs 41 miles from Big Lake to Target Field.
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