The Northstar Commuter Rail Fridley Station is expected to be fully operational when the Northstar Line, Minnesota’s first commuter rail service, begins in late 2009. Yesterday, the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) granted $9.9 million for construction of the previously deferred station as part of its first round of transportation grants.
“I am so pleased to see this local result of the transportation bill we
passed at the legislature earlier this year,” said State Representative
Carolyn Laine who represents Fridley. “The transportation bill provided
the option for the sales tax increase for transit projects.”
Yet another good outcome of funding transit projects! For more information, click here.