New Maple Grove park-and-ride station would add commuter options
By LAURIE BLAKE, Star Tribune
Maple Grove is set to approve a second transit station that initially will offer nearly 500, and ultimately more than 900, additional parking spaces for commuters headed from the northwest suburb into Minneapolis.
If the City Council approves the project on June 15 as expected, the $8.8 million station could open by the fall of 2010 on Maple Grove Parkway near the new Maple Grove Hospital, just off Interstate 94.
Without the new station, the Metropolitan Council has predicted that in 20 years the northwest I-94 corridor would have the biggest park-and-ride parking shortage of all metro commuter routes.