November 16, 2009
The Northstar commuter train line begins service today, carrying residents from the northwestern Twin Cities suburbs and beyond to downtown Minneapolis. Supporters hope it's just the start of a new era of transit options in the region.
On the first day of operation, Northstar rail passengers were finding their way to the stations and onto the trains without difficulty.
After nearly a dozen years and $320 million in investment, the Northstar commuter rail line begins serving passengers today.
Thousands of people came out over the weekend to celebrate the launch of Northstar -- with a distinctly Minnesota touch.
Watch the video.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Northstar commuter rail service.
To mark the beginning of Northstar commuter rail service, MPR's Public Insight Network asked expert commuters on the East Coast for their advice to Minnesota riders.
With the start of Northstar service, lawmakers and transit officials are turning their sights to the future.