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by jebr
November 13th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 748
Views: 64858

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: 348
Views: 15618

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: 348
Views: 15618

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: 5168

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: 5168

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: 212
Views: 8503

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: 544
Views: 63375

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: 343
Views: 42817

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: 409
Views: 45683

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: 2566

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: 46473

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: 1802
Views: 154493

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: 121
Views: 22649

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...
by jebr
June 27th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 238
Views: 26134

Re: Road Geek Topics

It's signed throughout much of western Minnesota as Floyd B. Olson Memorial Highway as well. Google Street View doesn't have any great pictures of it, but when I drive through there I see it signed occasionally as that as well.
by jebr
June 18th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tenant Rights in Minnesota
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: RE: Re: Tenant Rights in Minnesota

Shitty/nonexistent climate control during the summer gets to be just unbearable. Yep, lying here in bed with my wife with only a fan at the moment and the heat is awful. Probably won't sleep much tonight..whee. One thing I just thought of, I wonder about the socioeconomic impact of typical middle c...
by jebr
June 18th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 286
Views: 22748

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Since I've moved to the Central Corridor, I find myself taking the 16 on a regular basis because I don't want to walk the two blocks to the Green Line station and the 16 gets closer to my destination anyways.


by jebr
May 9th, 2017, 6:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
Replies: 155
Views: 12586

Re: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)

Yay...a bunch of money still being dedicated from the Met Council for Red Line operations...

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by jebr
April 20th, 2017, 2:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154493

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

So are they also proposing a 40% cut to all the outstate and suburban transit agencies as well? (Based on the map and what I've heard, the suburban transit agencies are getting no cut and, in fact, a small increase in funding.) It frustrates me to no end. I don't mind having money funnel outstate to...
by jebr
April 14th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 207
Views: 12818

Re: Star Tribune

I got 52 weeks of digital-only for $30 at the State Fair last year, and they threw in a free picnic cooler as well (could have also chosen a $10 Target card or an umbrella.) I also got a Groupon last year for 52 weeks of Sunday print only for $26, but I haven't seen that since. The state fair often ...
by jebr
April 9th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 2566

Re: Metro Transit fares

The local off-peak pass is jumping much higher than the rest of the passes, especially on a percentage basis. It does make sense to try and bridge the gap between the two fare passes (right now it's almost universally cheaper to just get the $59 and pay the difference in stored value each rush hour)...

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