An upcoming increase in bus service between the free Station 73 park and ride ramp and downtown Minneapolis during peak rush hour times will make it even more convenient to take Plymouth Metrolink to work.
Beginning Jan. 1, buses will leave Station 73, located at the southeast corner of Highway 55 and County Road 73, for downtown every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. In the afternoon, buses will leave downtown every 15 minutes from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to return to Station 73.
This is an increase from the current 30-minute intervals.
The Plymouth Advisory Committee on Transit recommended the change. It is part of an overall goal to increase Metrolink ridership. The new schedule will also add convenience for current bus riders.
The additional service will cost about $100,000, but fares from the anticipated increase in ridership will help offset that cost. Currently, rush hour buses at Station 73 are fairly full, and Transit Coordinator Bernie Maciej acknowledges that some of those riders may switch to the newly added buses.
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