All posts by Nate Ramacher

Northstar Link Holiday Service Schedule & Free Rides for Vets on Veterans Day

In honor of their service, all Veterans and active military ride free with a military ID on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Northstar Link Commuter Bus will not operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays and will run a modified schedule for Friday, Nov. 29 and Monday, Dec. 24 to coordinate with the Northstar Commuter Rail train schedule, Route 888.

Route 887F will not operate on Friday, Nov. 29. Regular fares apply for all routes.

 

Complete schedule is available at www.CatchTheLink.com/schedules/ for the bus and www.metrotransit.org/northstar for the train.

NSL-reduced-service_southbound_2019

NSL-reduced-service_northbound_2019

New Metro Bus privacy requirement may impact health care, residential care and social service providers

Northstar Link respects the privacy of our passengers. To protect their privacy, Northstar Link requires written authorization from passengers regarding who may communicate with Northstar Link on the passenger’s behalf. This requirement is effective May 1, 2019, and impacts all passenger communications discussion about issues or concerns.

How to provide authorization: Northstar Link is a service of St. Cloud Metro Bus service. The authorization is provided through the completion of the Metro Bus Passenger Release of Information form. This form  is available for everyone on the Northstar Link website. If the passenger has a legal guardian (Power of Attorney, Conservator, etc.) who is responsible for their well-being, proof of the legal guardianship is required.

Special Note for Caregivers, Health Care providers, Social Workers, Group Homes and Nursing Homes: This requirement impacts staff who set up rides for their patients/residents. In order for staff to talk about any issues with Northstar Link on behalf of the facilities’ clients, the facility or caregiver must be listed on the Passenger Release of Information form signed by the passenger or their legal guardian. Remember, if a legal guardian is authorizing, Northstar Link must have proof of the legal guardianship.

Download the form here: https://www.ridemetrobus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Passenger-Release-of-Information-Authorization-Form.pdf

Northstar Link Winter Holiday Hours 2018

Northstar Link Commuter Bus will not operate on the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays and will run a modified schedule for the Friday after Thanksgiving and Monday, Christmas Eve to match the Northstar Commuter Rail train schedule, Route 888. Route 887F will not operate on Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving. Regular fares apply for all routes.

holiday hours 2018 nsl

Fare information is available at www.CatchTheLink.com for the bus and www.metrotransit.org/northstar for the train.