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by pfreyre
March 6th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74021

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet...

Lake St Station Park & Ride closing March 7th:
http://finance-commerce.com/transit/201 ... h-project/

Additionally, a policy prohibiting park & rides within Minneapolis city limits will now be in place too.
by pfreyre
July 18th, 2014, 2:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 3560

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

After 1 month, weekday ridership is already 30,264, while target ridership for 2015 is 27,500. Nice!

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/07/1 ... reen-line/
by pfreyre
May 9th, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4444
Views: 391092

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

No one has mentioned this yet, so...

Mediator hired for Southwest light-rail dispute:
http://www.startribune.com/politics/sta ... 92461.html
by pfreyre
April 9th, 2014, 8:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4444
Views: 391092

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

If they don't build the north tunnel, the 21St Station will make a nice stop right by the beach, you could even market it as "take the train to the beach". However, I'm sure the Kenwood residents will not appreciate a large influx of people getting off here... and the beach has had a shady history b...
by pfreyre
January 22nd, 2014, 10:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 283961

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

The date has been set. Service starts on Saturday, June 14th!

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 78411.html

[Edit]I didn't realize someone had already posted the date, whoops.[/Edit]
by pfreyre
September 12th, 2013, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 998
Views: 130489

Re: The Interchange

...And to be a transit nerd grammar nazi - technically, its called "Grand Central Terminal"
by pfreyre
August 1st, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74021

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Another question; why were Warehouse and Nicollet spaced so close? Station capacity? I've always assumed that its for two reasons: 1. Station capacity, just like you mention 2. Parking lot/ramp access: Between Nicollet and Hennepin on the north side (behind the Xcel building), there is a parking lo...
by pfreyre
July 31st, 2013, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Van White Memorial Bridge
Replies: 50
Views: 7387

Re: Van White Memorial Bridge

fehler wrote:Is there an opening date? I've seen lane paint, they must be pretty close right now.
At the bottom of the project page http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cip/all/WCMS1P-080728 it says " It is anticipated the road will be open to traffic by the end of August."
by pfreyre
June 20th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74021

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Does anyone know how long the bike/walking trail between the DTE station and Cedar riverside is going to be closed for? I'm pretty certain it will be closed through most of this year. I don't know if the opening will be late this fall, or next year when the Green Line opens. Just don't hold your br...
by pfreyre
March 7th, 2013, 8:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 283961

Re: Green Line (Central)

I was looking for news updates on the Green Line, since the snow will soon be melting, but instead got a surprise.

The Central Corridor website has been redesigned to match the Met Council's: http://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/ ... urce=child
by pfreyre
January 4th, 2013, 4:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Monorail
Replies: 41
Views: 6780

Re: Why not Monorail? and transit / Elephant accidents.

Here's a good piece on monorails from a planner's perspective:

http://www.humantransit.org/2009/08/bri ... rails.html
by pfreyre
January 2nd, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul Retail News
Replies: 44
Views: 6521

Re: Saint Paul Retail News

It's official, the downtown St. Paul Macy's will be closing.
Store employees were to be told this week that the store will shut down in late March, according to sources who did not want to be named.
http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/185462222.html
by pfreyre
October 3rd, 2012, 7:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4444
Views: 391092

Re: Southwest LRT

Ok experts! What is your predictions to when SW LRT will open? (Month Day and Year) should we start a forum "office pool bet" lol Since it will take the Central Corridor a full 10 years to open after Hiawatha's opening... I'm guessing with the expedited process, it will STILL take the Southwest Cor...
by pfreyre
September 21st, 2012, 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 283961

Re: Green Line (Central)

Here's an update that the Met Council posted for their upcoming meeting on Monday, September 24th. There are photos of each station, and it seems like the first track has been laid in the maintenance facility. Note: URL is a Pdf http://councilmeetings.metc.state.mn.us/Transportation/2012/documents/I...
by pfreyre
July 25th, 2012, 2:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 283961

Re: Central Corridor LRT

I should have worded my question a little better... I understand, but are those medians supposed to be used for plants in the future?
by pfreyre
July 25th, 2012, 1:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 283961

Re: Central Corridor LRT

Does anybody know if the plants growing between the tracks and the road in multiple locations are intentional? I've seen them in many places including near the Westgate Station. This site has a photo: http://lettherebelightrail.blogspot.com/2012/06/stuck-in-middle-with-you.html Are they there simply...
by pfreyre
July 23rd, 2012, 10:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 998
Views: 130489

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Short progress update: I haven't seen much happening yet, but the catenary wires between the in-use tracks and the out-of-service stub-end tracks have been disconnected. This project is slowly getting underway!
by pfreyre
July 2nd, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 283961

Re: Central Corridor LRT

I ran across this article today and had to post it. Although the Central Corridor project is not mentioned, I believe the fist and third blue & yellow train cars in the default opening photo are the new LRVs that will be shipped out here soon! So, here's a sneak peak: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/0...
by pfreyre
June 26th, 2012, 8:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 283961

Re: Central Corridor LRT

ECtransplant said: I'm very disappointed that there won't be express trains, at least during peak hours, that will take you downtown to downtown in under 20 minutes. While I know that folks here have been disappointed with end-to-end travel times for the Green Line, I think its important to remember...
by pfreyre
June 19th, 2012, 4:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 998
Views: 130489

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

From the Star Tribune today: The Hennepin County Board on Tuesday tentatively approved a $79.3 million transit hub near the ballpark in Minneapolis' North Loop area, even though the project is still $22 million short in funding. On 5 to 1 votes, commissioners agreed to proceed with the Interchange p...

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