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by phop
February 24th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester
Replies: 395
Views: 42270

Re: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester

So this is probably dead: http://www.postbulletin.com/news/politics/high-speed-rail-at-crossroads/article_7adfbe2b-d0c4-50f2-b38f-7172dbf43c08.html But questions are swirling as to what has happened to the rail group. Visitors to North American High Speed Rail Group's website are instead referred to...
by phop
February 22nd, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3843
Views: 278408

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It might be possible to prevent this from passing in the Senate. Assuming Democrats are united, I would think the one Republican to target on this would be Paul Anderson in the 44th district. He won by just under 200 votes and the southern portion of his district is reasonably close to a few of the ...
by phop
February 22nd, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3843
Views: 278408

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think we'll have a good idea how the feds will respond once the California Caltrain electrification project is decided http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2017/02/16/will_elaine_chao_axe_federal_funding_for_caltrain.html A similar tactic was used, just by California's US House delegation rather t...
by phop
January 12th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2134

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Yet Mark Dayton is currently our governor.
by phop
January 12th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2134

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

How about Thissen?
by phop
November 11th, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 38889

Re: Presidential Election 2016

What is actually bad about nominating Chris Coleman though? I definitely have a lukewarm reaction to him, but he seems better than 80% of the candidates that have been floated.
by phop
November 10th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2134

Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

I would gladly support Don Ness. A Tom Bakk-type on the other hand...
by phop
November 9th, 2016, 10:16 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2134

Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

Why would the inner urban metro turn out in strong numbers for an outstate DFLer?
by phop
November 8th, 2016, 11:58 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 38889

Re: Presidential Election 2016

Demolished. What a fucking disaster.
by phop
September 15th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 847
Views: 85001

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Ok, so the two possible solutions to that would likely be 1) build subsidized transportation in some form out to those exurban jobs at some not-insignificant cost so they can enjoy the benefits of lower rent and a job to pay for it, hopefully without subsidy, 2) retain and grow jobs that match thes...
by phop
September 8th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3843
Views: 278408

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think Republican's have overplayed how much Southwest LRT antics resonate in greater MN. My general feeling is that greater MN in particular doesn't really care about Southwest either way; it's a Metro issue.
by phop
August 25th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3843
Views: 278408

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Sounds like it's happening. https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2016/08/met-council-unveils-plan-cover-state-share-southwest-lrt-funding The plan unveiled Thursday would have the Met Council financing $91.75 million in certificates with the CTIB financing another $11.75 million. Those certifica...
by phop
May 22nd, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 614
Views: 35771

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Heh, Senate (Latz) amended the bonding bill from the house to include more transit funding literally minutes before the effective end of session. So no bonding, no transportation.
by phop
May 16th, 2016, 10:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 614
Views: 35771

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

All but one of the House seats that flipped to the GOP in 2014 were in outstate MN. Democrats have done about as well as they can realistically do in the Twin Cities, give or take a few seats. If Democrats are going to take the house this year, they have to make inroads in multiple rural MN swing di...
by phop
May 16th, 2016, 3:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 614
Views: 35771

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Flipping the house doesn't require a wave. No bonding bill might be enough to tip the house to the Democrats. I would think that a few more swing-district Republicans are wary of this.
by phop
May 16th, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 614
Views: 35771

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

The bonding bill is the elephant in the room. The metro will be just fine without it, but rural MN depends on it and constituents will be expecting their Rep to deliver. There's no reason for metro DFL'ers in the Senate to re-consider a bonding bill if Republican leaders in the house aren't negotiat...
by phop
May 5th, 2016, 7:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3843
Views: 278408

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

But Bakk does care about preventing a caucus mutiny, especially after last year. He knows that it's a priority for metro legislators.
by phop
May 3rd, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Facilities
Replies: 153
Views: 17946

Re: Downtown Parking

In other words, the city that's supposed to be working on behalf of the people is digging deeper into their pockets by helping businesses at the expense of residents?
So it's Minneapolis residents parking in these ramps during events? Right...
by phop
May 2nd, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3843
Views: 278408

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's strategic. It keeps the transportation debate confined to the comprehensive effort. I think there's a good chance a transportation bill happens, and the senators must know it. Daudt and others are very careful with their wording. They won't vote for a bill that specifically funds SWLRT. A metro...

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