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by jebr
February 14th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: REAL ID Compliance
Replies: 42
Views: 1766

Re: REAL ID Compliance

The current biennium is through June 30, 2019, and they're also adding 5 trainers with that budget as well. That means that assuming they're hired on April 1, it's $88k per employee for 15 months, not 12. If they're completely new employees who need all new equipment, that's probably not too far off...
by jebr
February 6th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1167
Views: 134925

Re: MSP Airport

Living in Minneapolis, if you fly with any regularity it's hard to justify anything but Delta. If the regularity is for business (especially if there's a number of unique destinations) I'd agree. However, as someone who's mainly a leisure traveler (but does fly a few times a year) I rarely fly Delt...
by jebr
February 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6178

Re: Arby’s Island

I think they replaced the sign for the one on University and Fairview. There's still one on Snelling just south of County B in Roseville, though. Right on the A Line. :)
by jebr
January 10th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 614
Views: 21355

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

Looks like Starry (from the founders of Aereo) will be launching wireless internet service sometime this year in parts of Minneapolis (or, at least, the Minneapolis "market.")

https://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Sta ... ets-141018
by jebr
January 10th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 338
Views: 36730

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

High-speed rail study halted. Not sure if this also impacts the study for a second daily train, but wouldn't be surprised if it does.

http://www.startribune.com/not-everyone ... 468357413/
by jebr
January 5th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 614
Views: 21355

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

I have CenturyLink DSL - have the 40Mbps/20Mbps package (paid an extra $5 to upgrade the upload side.) I got a good deal signing a one year contract, but not sure if they offer that sort of promotion anymore now that they've switched to the "price for life" model. That being said, I've found their p...
by jebr
December 7th, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment
Replies: 122
Views: 23290

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment

Ballot petition regarding Ford Site zoning tossed out. Neighbors for a "livable" Saint Paul considering court options.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/06/st ... e=Facebook
by jebr
November 13th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 749
Views: 66749

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

mamundsen wrote:
November 11th, 2017, 11:30 am
This is kind of getting really off topic... but my two cents is that anything that is greater than Hi- Frequency should be part of the METRO system and have a color.
As long as we can also demote any line that isn't high-frequency out of the METRO system (*cough*red line*cough*)
by jebr
November 9th, 2017, 7:25 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 366
Views: 17892

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I think that paper ballots with electronic counting (with random manual audits to ensure accuracy) is the best of both worlds. It'd take a lot for me to be comfortable with electronic voting, and the current implementations in other states makes me say no to bringing it here with any permutation of ...
by jebr
November 8th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 366
Views: 17892

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Yeah, the exact number of combinations doesn't really matter. You could pretty much keep the ranking of voters in some sort of table or entry from first to sixth (or whatever) and once the first choice drops out, push their other ranks "ahead" so the "first choice" vote is actually a "current choice...
by jebr
November 8th, 2017, 12:26 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election
Replies: 93
Views: 5497

Re: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election

The police federation mailer didn't make a huge difference in how I voted, but Harris was already well down on the list anyways (we could rank up to six spots, and I made full use of that despite there only really being three strong frontrunners.) I'm a bit surprised Thao did as poorly as he did on ...
by jebr
November 8th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election
Replies: 93
Views: 5497

Re: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election

Honestly, I'm most surprised that Carter had more first-choice votes in a lot of the Ward 4 precincts than Harris. That, above all else, seems to tell me that the Ford Plan either is supported or just wasn't the deciding factor for a lot of people in that neighborhood.
by jebr
October 19th, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 256
Views: 11833

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

It's cool how new residents won't need any services from the state. The math above assumes that 35% of the additional tax revenue would be used to pay for increased spending needed due to the additional people. That's probably not too far off; assuming there aren't too many workers making significa...
by jebr
September 19th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 548
Views: 64720

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Do they ever run just one car outside of the night shuttle between the two airport terminals? (I think, though I'm not 100% sure, that the airport shuttle uses just one car. It's been a while since I've been down there when it's operating, though.)
by jebr
September 19th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 46004

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

I've finally remembered my password. I'd like to make a suggestion if I may. For simplicity's sake, I suggest using the same line color for aBRT and regular bus routes. Functionally, aBRT isn't any different from the hi frequency network. You may also want to use different line thicknesses to show ...
by jebr
September 6th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 414
Views: 46821

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

A heads-up: streets.mn is hosting a group ride on the Red Line Friday night (September 8.) All are welcome!
https://streets.mn/event/ride-the-red-l ... treets-mn/
by jebr
September 5th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 2802

Re: Metro Transit fares

The rush hour card is kinda covered by the 10-ride pass option and the monthly card idea is already covered with the 31-day pass product. Both of these can be loaded onto any standard Go-To card along with stored value. There may be some help in advertising the existing products more, but I don't se...
by jebr
August 27th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 447
Views: 47049

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

It was standing room only on my ride from Snelling/University to the State Fair. They've moved the stop to Midway Parkway/Dan Patch for the fair, although the bus we were on used the ramps anyways to bypass traffic. On the way home we actually took an "84X" home. It seems to be a route that Metro Tr...
by jebr
July 29th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1908
Views: 164408

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The 3A/B seems really drastic to me. Is the ridership that low that it can't support every half-hour per branch on Saturdays in St. Paul? I'd almost justify the half-hour frequency as a minimum baseline for coverage service, especially in St. Paul. Most of the other St. Paul-side changes (which seem...
by jebr
July 10th, 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment
Replies: 122
Views: 23290

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment

"this is the neighborhood that elects mayors" Well I didn't have a strong feeling one way or another about the St. Paul mayoral race, but I certainly want Ward 1 to come out in droves to turn the tide to Thao now. What a repulsive sentiment. I'm half-tempted to vote for Thao (or, really, any candid...

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