Minneapolis-St. Paul Residents Get A New Commute

$320 million dollars and 13 years after construction began, the Northstar commuter rail began running today between Big Lake and Minneapolis.

Video at the Star Tribune site, an interview with reporter Jim Foti about the new system.

"Metro Transit reported that 1,207 paying customers rode Northstar trains this morning. On a typical day, the line is projected to have 1,700 passengers each way.

For many of the passengers this first ride was as much about commuting as it was about novelty and about being part of history."

Thanks to Josh

Full Story: Northstar commuter line hits the (rail) road

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