Sarah McKenzie

A larger 50-cent bus zone for Downtown residents?

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A Loring Park leader has proposed expanding the Downtown bus fare zone to include the neighborhood's outer edges.

The 50-cent fare currently applies to riders who get on and off the bus within Downtown's business core. Its borders are roughly 3rd Avenue North to the Metrodome and the Convention Center to Riverplace on the East Bank.

The zone's boundaries exclude most parts of Downtown's surrounding neighborhoods, including Loring Park, North Loop and Elliot Park.

The rush-hour bus fare for those outside the zone is $1.75, or $1.25 during off-peak hours.

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