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by jebr
April 4th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2267
Views: 217454

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

It looks like it's the 3A that offers the Rice-Maryland route, not the 3B. Of course, using two routes to get to that frequency means that it's not always obvious that the frequency exist (you have to look at two timetables, and know that both of those routes and branches go where you're wanting to ...
by jebr
March 1st, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 722
Views: 86506

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

What was up with that ridiculous extend-to-Camp-Ripley concept? Based on what I was reading, it sounded like the proposal was basically to see if any additional federal funding sources come up if it connects to some sort of military base. The rationale is a bit wonky, but if it costs less to serve ...
by jebr
February 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 722
Views: 86506

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Yeah, 10 minutes is definitely too tight to reliably turn a train. Metra's done this, but even they're having to change that a bit (I think to 12 minutes?) just to account for the increased time it takes to turn a train under current PTC implementations. I think an every-two-hour service would be th...
by jebr
December 5th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389961

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: 40918

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: 2267
Views: 217454

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: 390
Views: 55164

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: 722
Views: 86506

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: 2267
Views: 217454

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: 390
Views: 55164

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: 79
Views: 5840

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: 1187

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: 1187

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: 1187

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: 1187

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: 10097

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: 2267
Views: 217454

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: 940
Views: 107661

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: 940
Views: 107661

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: 32183

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...

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