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by commissioner
September 10th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93551

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

IIRC the Fridley station was built for tracks on both sides of the platform, I would think that would help more than anything.
by commissioner
August 29th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114122

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I can't imagine anything happening with Cub or Target ( or anything else on that block for that matter) anytime soon especially since they just redid their stores, not to mention that Kraus-Anderson said that they were going to honor the existing leases when they bought that block.
by commissioner
June 27th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114122

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

What's the status of the Lunds/Bylery's store on Grand? Haven't heard anything in a while?
by commissioner
May 16th, 2019, 12:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404514

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Forgive me but I don't have a lot of sympathy for the residents of Kenworth in this. If there was historical value to the trees or the land, I MIGHT have some sympathy, but 1,000 trees in a pretty wooded area isn't going to matter too much. aren't they going to replant as much as they can anyway?
by commissioner
April 25th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 189
Views: 37131

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Anyone know what they are building where the LRT curves off of 34th? Looks like a bunker of some kind. Thanks!
by commissioner
April 6th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 284
Views: 60595

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

I heard from someone that Magnolia's on Payne avenue was closing, is this true?
by commissioner
January 26th, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 114122

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Realignment of Lexington and senior housing. We talked about this somewhere already. Will be interesting to see if this is the first of many along W 7th. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2018/05/18/proposed-senior-living-community-on-st-paul-s-west.html [locked] Was by there today and it...
by commissioner
November 19th, 2017, 1:41 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 750
Views: 81218

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

What buildings between Pascal and Snelling are being demolished to make way for the soccer stadium?
by commissioner
July 8th, 2017, 12:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2325
Views: 234912

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

One thing I'm confused about is that I looked at the presentation slides from February. It said Bidirectional signaling would be installed from Target field to US Bank Stadium station. I haven't seen any evidence of that yet, or maybe I missed something, they also took out the train signals between ...
by commissioner
May 30th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1252
Views: 161577

Re: MSP Airport

I could've sworn that when Airbus brought the 380 in to woo Northwest several years ago, it was at a gate at the Humphrey terminal.
by commissioner
December 17th, 2015, 1:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 6720

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I might have asked this but can't remember. There is a signal for the trains toward the east end of the Washington Ave. Bridge for trains going east and another one at the end of the Stadium Village platform going west that are never on, does anyone know what these are for?
by commissioner
September 6th, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: West 7th Street and MN-5 Interchange
Replies: 48
Views: 7289

Re: West 7th Street and MN-5 Interchange

Why are they redecking the bridge at all? Seems like it was done not too long ago, and looks to be in pretty good shape.
by commissioner
July 23rd, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Fort Snelling Upper Post
Replies: 38
Views: 7754

Re: Fort Snelling Upper Post

From what I remember Minneapolis Fire responds to the hospital and St Paul responds to the vet's home across the street(this may have changed, it's been a while) As for Fort Snelling itself, probably HCSO or DNR has everything else except the military stuff and the federal building which had their o...
by commissioner
June 25th, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 132
Views: 17317

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

They already are double tracking near MPLS Jct, although I do agree triple tracking would help. Especially if/when we get more Northstar service.
by commissioner
May 2nd, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: West Side Flats - (84 Wabasha Street South)
Replies: 55
Views: 17027

Re: West Side Flats - (84 Wabasha Street South)

Not real often, probably 5-6 times a day, and they only go about 5 mph across the bridge.
by commissioner
March 13th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 132
Views: 17317

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

CP's vehicle offloading facility is not far to the east/southeast of the area BNSF is buying. Yes, the siding there has been too short to fit the trains that feed it, so it has needed a longer (set of) siding(s). I currently measure the longest one at almost 3,900 feet -- I'm not sure if that's a c...
by commissioner
March 5th, 2015, 1:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 122
Views: 12493

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Snelbian wrote:
Vagueperson wrote:Are the trucks still using Snelling with the bridge closed?
Absolutely. I can see them out my living room window all day.
OK, I'm confused. What bridge is closed?
by commissioner
December 26th, 2014, 9:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 122
Views: 12493

Re: Cover Ayd Mill Road

No way we should cap it. It's a natural valley. Ayd Mill should be two lanes (at least until connected to 94) and a linear park in the valley is a wonderful idea. Now that Amtrak is at Union Depot, can we reroute the train and reclaim the rail right-of-way? Do any freight lines run along there? Ext...
by commissioner
June 27th, 2014, 10:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1252
Views: 161577

Re: MSP Airport

Usually they use the 747s for Air Force One. "Usually", because "Air Force One" is actually the call-sign of whatever aircraft is carrying the president, not the name of the aircraft itself. The familiar 747s used since 1990 are specially modified and are known as "VC-25A"s. I saw it yesterday even...
by commissioner
June 26th, 2014, 10:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1252
Views: 161577

Re: MSP Airport

The longest runway at St Paul is just under 6500 feet which makes it impossible for anything bigger than a 737 to land there. Usually they use the 747s for Air Force One.

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