Commuters taking light-rail trains to and from downtown Minneapolis this weekend will be hopping on a bus for a portion of their trip, according to Metro Transit officials. The Blue Line, formerly called the Hiawatha Line, will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday at 7:30 p.m. till Monday at 3:30 a.m. between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations.
Three days after some of the worst driving conditions in recent memory, plenty of people were still late to work, but the roads weren’t the culprit. The Northstar Commuter Rail line was once again delayed for commuters coming in from the northwest, with Monday morning delays of 60 to 90 minutes reported.
The closer we get to spring, the harder it is to deal with a snowy commute into work. Such was the case Monday morning.
The average price of gas in the Twin Cities is around $3.45 per gallon, which is nearly 40 cents higher than it was a month ago. So, why did prices jump so high so quickly?
It’s among the oldest stretches of interstate in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and at 124,000 vehicles traveling the beltway each day, Interstate 694 is also among the area’s most heavily traveled.
While some folks were enjoying the snow, those who had to try to get around in it Wednesday were not as happy.
More people are avoiding high gas prices and jammed freeways by jumping on buses and trains.
New figures show the Northstar Commuter Rail isn’t getting nearly as many riders as expected, but overall more people are taking public transit as they head to and from work.