proposed new fares


ST. CLOUD – Northstar Link, a commuter bus service operated by Metro Bus on behalf of the Northstar Corridor Development Authority, is seeking public input on a proposed rate adjustment for the service.

“We are proposing to simplify fares by keeping them the same regardless of the time of day or direction of travel,” said Tom Cruikshank, Metro Bus Director of Planning and Marketing. “This would result in a fare equalization — reducing fares for some riders and slightly increasing for others.”

If approved, the fare change would take effect June 2. The public is invited to share feedback by May 16. Feedback may be shared via email, US Postal Mail or by phone: [email protected], 665 Franklin Ave NE, St. Cloud MN 56304 or 877.LINK.010 (877-546-5010).

The proposed changes would affect fares for Northstar Link routes 887, 887T, 887V and any special event service. Route 887F, which provides Friday mid-day service between St. Cloud, Becker and Northstar Stations between Big Lake and Minneapolis, is unaffected by the proposed changes. Travel on 887F would remain $5.50 for full cash fare or $3.25 for station-to-station travel.

Northstar Link proposed fares effective 6/2/14