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by jebr
December 5th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4327
Views: 371026

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think it much more likely that people will be (possibly irrationally) irritated by frequent stops at stations and will perceive the express bus to be faster simply because it's mostly always moving, albeit sometimes slowly. The corridor isn't really designed for outer-ring-to-downtown service, de...
by jebr
December 3rd, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 357
Views: 40137

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

If the train could do downtown-to-downtown in four hours with airport access and useful suburban stations, it could be a real competitor. Until the infrastructure improvements happen, any added train service is going to prove marginal in utility. I don't think direct O'Hare access is all that criti...
by jebr
November 7th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197550

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The loop to the Lyngblomsten Senior Home on the 84 is interesting. Hopefully that can help ridership; it seems well suited for the local route to make that loop (and for the senior home to be on the local loop) if they have to cut it back to roughly there anyways. I'm not sure how much life is left ...
by jebr
November 5th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51674

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

The biggest problem I see with Union Depot (especially the bus bay area) becoming a true local transportation hub is that it's relatively time-consuming to run buses through Union Depot without starting/ending there. Currently the 54 extension skips Union Depot, and any Gold Line through-traffic wou...
by jebr
November 5th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 683
Views: 79954

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I'm annoyed that we can do something like this for free (granted, with sponsorships) but daily travel that actually reduces carbon emissions and congestion has to pay standard fare. I get that this is a one-off thing versus daily ridership, but even having the opportunity to build ridership with "fr...
by jebr
October 8th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197550

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The 84 truncation is especially interesting to me. Midway Parkway seems like a pretty arbitrary ending point (it does serve the Fairgrounds, except southbound during the State Fair when that stop is closed,) but I'm not aware of any year-round bathroom access there for drivers, and there's not any s...
by jebr
July 30th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51674

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Ideally, I'd like to see the Gold Line extension do all trips during rush hour, and every-other-trip outside of rush, along with inline station stops at Snelling, Huron Ave., and perhaps Dale and somewhere around Cedar/Riverside. Too many stops between the two would remove the express feel of it, bu...
by jebr
July 23rd, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 40
Views: 2412

Re: Scooter sharing

Maybe this is an aside, but as a former resident who returns sometimes I find that the GoTo Cards are pretty useless except as monthly passes. There is no benefit to using the GoTo pass (discount wise) as many of the other passes (day pass, weekly pass, weekend pass) are not available, stored value...
by jebr
July 15th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: STREETS MN Meet-Up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: STREETS MN Meet-Up?

It'll be at Lake Monster Brewing from 2-6 PM on Saturday, July 28. Entrees will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/streetsmn- ... 8090078720
by jebr
July 10th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: STREETS MN Meet-Up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: STREETS MN Meet-Up?

https://twitter.com/StreetsMN/status/10 ... 3642226688

Saturday, July 28 from 2-6 PM. Further details coming (but there will be food!)
by jebr
June 29th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: STREETS MN Meet-Up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: RE: Re: STREETS MN Meet-Up?

Nope! All are welcome! There should be an annual picnic in either July or August on the blog side of streets.mn. I can link to details when those become available. That would be great! Do you have to be a streets mn blog writer to go? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus u...
by jebr
June 29th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: STREETS MN Meet-Up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: STREETS MN Meet-Up?

There should be an annual picnic in either July or August on the blog side of streets.mn. I can link to details when those become available.
by jebr
June 7th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan 2014
Replies: 72
Views: 9889

Re: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan 2014

Route 83-Extend to Rosedale Transit Center. This has been discussed in the urban bus route improvement thread, and this would make the route a lot more attractive to potential riders. I've only used this route twice; once just for fun from the Green Line going south to the terminus, and once recent...
by jebr
May 10th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197550

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Can you buy them with cash from a bus operator as well? I honestly don't remember, though I know you could buy a 24-hour pass (at least historically) from a bus operator. (The A Line platforms do sell day passes.) I really wish that the GoTo cards would automatically cap at the price of a day pass (...
by jebr
May 2nd, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 906
Views: 98044

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

This is the MnDOT's "metro" district: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/pdf/metro.pdf
by jebr
May 2nd, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 906
Views: 98044

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Lol, these are basically all in the metro area to improve commute times. So much for greater MN getting 50% of the grants. It actually does meet the requirement, because Wright/Sherburne County (where the I-94 extra lanes and US-169 expressway conversion are) are considered greater Minnesota. Why d...
by jebr
April 16th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 31199

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

I heard of some folks in less dense neighborhoods essentially stuck in their homes because they couldn’t get their car out and it was too far to walk anywhere. That would definitely have made this storm so much worse. OH, THE HORROR OF BEING STUCK IN MY COZY TOASTY HOUSE WHILE A GOD DAMNED BLIZZARD...
by jebr
April 13th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 695
Views: 51191

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

There's a dumb proposal for a constitutional amendment that auto taxes (gas, etc.) can only be used for roads. Note that the gas tax and the sales tax on the purchase of vehicles is already dedicated to roads via the Constitution. This would be for auto repair and auto parts, which sounds like a me...
by jebr
March 26th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197550

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Yeah, while it's kinda fun to ride on the Ford cutaways once in a while just for something different, I often can't ride on them for more than 15-20 minutes without feeling carsick. I've only really noticed this on the 225/227 when I get on in Roseville and do the full loop back to Rosedale, but it'...
by jebr
March 25th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 684
Views: 62085

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

There's probably an exemption of some sort already for Big Top and/or Snelling Avenue Fine Wine across from CVS. Both of those are standard off-sale liquor places (except maybe in the eyes of the city?) and are about 400 feet apart. It's also pretty close to the church across from Spruce Tree, thoug...

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