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  • Over 15,000 rides from Newport Transit Station to Minnesota State Fair

    Metro Transit officials report that 15,092 transit riders used the Newport Transit Station Park and Ride lot as a state fair park and ride this year. This is the second year that the transit station was used as a fair park and ride.  Preliminary numbers show that overall transit ridership to the fair increased 4.73 percent

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  • Newport Transit Station to be 2017 State Fair park and ride

    After last year’s success, the Newport Transit Station will be offering express service to the Minnesota State Fair again this year. Fair-goers can park at the transit station and ride round trip to the fairgrounds a small fare. Details regarding service frequency and hours of operation are coming soon.

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  • Minneapolis Service Coming to Newport Transit Station

    Limited Route 365 service rerouted Beginning Aug. 21, three selected Route 365 trips to Minneapolis during peak commute times will be rerouted. A recent survey of Route 365 riders asked if they would use the Newport Transit Station if the facility was served by Route 365. As a result of this survey, limited Route 365

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  • Red Rock Corridor Small Area Plan Work Begins

    On April 11, 2017, the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority passed a resolution of support for the findings of the recently completed Red Rock Corridor Implementation Plan. Washington County was the last Red Rock Corridor Commission member to act in support for the findings of the Implementation Plan. One of the recommendations from the Implementation

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  • Washington County Commissioner Bigham Elected Chair of commission

    The Red Rock Corridor Commission elected Washington County Commissioner Karla Bigham as its chair for 2017 at its Jan. 26 meeting. Bigham has been a member of the commission since 2015. The Red Rock Commission’s 2017 work plan includes: concluding the Implementation Plan, which details a phased approach to full buildout of bus rapid transit in

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  • Red Rock Corridor Commission Approves Implementation Plan

    At the October 26, 2016 meeting, the Red Rock Corridor Commission approved the Implementation Plan. The plan outlines projected ridership, construction costs, and operating considerations for the build out of a bus rapid transitway along the Highway (Hwy) 61 corridor. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an all-day transit service that: • Provides frequent, consistent service

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  • Nearly 12,000 rides from Newport Transit Station to state fair

    Metro Transit officials report that 11,833 transit riders used the Newport Transit Station Park and Ride lot as a state fair park and ride this year. Red Rock Corridor park and rides in Newport and Cottage Grove provided a combined 41,000 rides to the fair! This is the first year that the transit station was used

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  • Red Rock Commission Approves Implementation Plan for Public Commment

    The Red Rock Corridor is a proposed 30-mile transitway running along Highway 61 and Interstate 94 to better connect the southeastern metro to St. Paul.  A previous study identified a preferred route for bus rapid transit service along Highway 61 between Hastings and Union Depot in St. Paul. Bus Rapid Transit is an all-day transit

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  • Catch Your Ride to the State Fair from Newport Transit Station

    Metro Transit is using the Newport Transit Station as a park-and-ride site for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. The transit station is on the southwest corner of Interstate 494 and Highway 61 at 250 Red Rock Crossing in Newport. Metro Transit striped an additional 350 parking spaces in the grassy areas near the station, bringing the parking

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  • Newport Transit Station will be a State Fair Park and Ride!

    Metro Transit will use the Newport Transit Station as a park-and-ride site for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. The transit station is on the southwest corner of Interstate 494 and Highway 61 at 250 Red Rock Crossing in Newport. The Cottage Grove park-and-ride will also be used as a state fair transit site. Metro Transit

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