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Metro Transit is reporting record ridership on the Northstar Commuter Rail line last year. Transit officials say there were nearly 794,000 ides in 2017 which is a 12 percent increase over the previous year. Last year's ridership broke the previous record which was set in 2013. Light rail, both the blue and green lines, also set new ridership records. Officials say gas prices hovering around $2.50 a gallon has more people taking mass transit.