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 from last year.
Red Rock Corridor park and rides in Newport and Cottage Grove provided a combined 47,000 rides to the fair!