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by mulad
July 12th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Fargo/Moorhead
Replies: 27
Views: 4912

Re: Fargo/Moorhead

Yeah, Microsoft bought Great Plains Software back in 2000-2001.
by mulad
July 4th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 34783

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

These days, I prefer to use the Census Bureau's "urban area" populations when comparing different large regions, since that's based on more fine-grained data that's more consistently filtered, while MSAs use county boundaries that include a lot more exurban sprawl and cause more variation due to the...
by mulad
June 26th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 269958

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

They're also bad for bicycles, since reaching certain destinations can technically require you to go around an extra block or two (though of course most people will just end up riding against the flow or going on the sidewalk, etc.). They cut down on the number of alternate routes people have to get...
by mulad
June 26th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 189
Views: 36012

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

The project between 34th and 33rd Ave where the Blue Line turns is now called The Fenley (looks like it was previously Indigo Phase II). I finally saw a banner showing the name, so I got off and took some photos on the way to work, though it's a bit hard to convey how it's laid out since it's so big...
by mulad
June 22nd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 102
Views: 16607

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

I saw a worker pulling cling film off of the windows up on the 4th floor above the 46th & Snelling Cub entrance this morning, so they're getting close to done with the apartments.
by mulad
June 22nd, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: MN46 (Minnehaha & 46th)
Replies: 2
Views: 728

MN46 (Minnehaha & 46th)

Hot on the heels of the Lowa46 project a half-block away, a building was recently demolished on the northeast corner of Minnehaha and 46th. Ackerberg is building a 54-unit building with relatively small apartments ranging from 390 square feet for small studios up to 905 sf for larger 2-bedroom units...
by mulad
June 8th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 199
Views: 19349

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

The C Line opened this morning. Apparently the chargers weren't working at Brooklyn Center Transit Center, so the rumor through the local NUMTOT Facebook group is that the buses were going to be pulled off the route around 6 pm. Metro Transit has added some wrap decals to a few regular 60' buses to ...
by mulad
May 10th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: Tim Hortons

Well, the MOA Tim Hortons was open on Friday, but had closed sometime between then and Tuesday morning when I was at the mall again. The windows had been covered with vinyl wrap by that time. I imagine all 14 are closed by this point.
by mulad
May 7th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 518
Views: 104033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Happened across 1554 Grand Ave yesterday, where a house was recently torn down to make way for a 4-story building with furnished apartments (it's less than a block from Macalester College). Apparently they'll be 4-bedroom/2-bath units. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33916475908_fa814ba36c_z.jpg...
by mulad
May 7th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 518
Views: 104033

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

This is an interesting 5-story Flatiron-esque building at 631 Transfer Rd, near University Ave, but from the F&C article I found, it looks like it's just a self-storage place (I don't have a subscription at the moment to fully verify, though). It's wedge-shaped due to an alley that comes up at an an...
by mulad
May 4th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: Tim Hortons

Apparently 7 of the 14 locations operated by Tim-Minn closed on Thursday, with another 2 expected to close soon. Still hard to say how the rest will go...

http://www.startribune.com/tim-hortons- ... 509447202/
by mulad
May 3rd, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: Tim Hortons

The franchisee responsible for the recent expansion of Tim Horton's in Minnesota has apparently ceased operation, closing all of the Twin Cities locations.

https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-li ... are-closed
by mulad
May 2nd, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 722
Views: 87227

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

$4 million in upgrades planned at the Northstar commuter rail maintenance facility in Big Lake as Metro Transit prepares for mid-life overhauls of locomotives and passenger cars.

https://finance-commerce.com/2019/05/no ... m-upgrade/
by mulad
May 2nd, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 102
Views: 16607

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

Thanks for linking to that. I moved into the neighborhood in late March, so this will probably become my normal grocery, with the Lunds across the river in Highland Park as my secondary option. I hadn't thought about how they'd do checkout for the corner entrance at 46th & Snelling until someone ask...
by mulad
April 18th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 199
Views: 19349

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

Does anyone know the specific configuration of the buses Metro Transit got for this line? Here's a 2017 .pdf from New Flyer that lists a fast-charging version of the 60' bus with a 250 kWh battery pack, and long-range versions of the bus with 689 kWh and 885 kWh packs (6th page). The file (on the 5t...
by mulad
April 14th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 52150

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

I know I saw regular buses in use for extra A Line state fair service one year (the first year, I think), though I don't know if that ever happened again.
by mulad
April 13th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 199
Views: 19349

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

Hmm, this thread hasn't been updated in a while. The C Line will open on June 8th. Some of the buses have been running on the A Line for operators to get used to them, though I think it's only been the diesel ones so far. Since the A Line isn't set up for electrics, I think they could only make a fe...
by mulad
March 8th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2279
Views: 220433

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

A significant problem with Lexington is that there's very little retail along it, except for just a few intersections with other major streets. That probably depresses the transit travel demand a lot. I still really wish that Metro Transit could have picked a different vehicle type from the ones the...
by mulad
March 6th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 119
Views: 14127

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

Looking at this more closely now that I'm writing a message to my representatives, I see that my main objection is to the points in Section 1.2., which limits studies to evaluating DMUs and requiring that they be able to run on the SWLRT line. Section 1.3 only requires studies to evaluate quiet zone...
by mulad
March 2nd, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 119
Views: 14127

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

That bill is pretty restrictive, likely making requirements that are impossible to meet with the ways FRA/FTA rules have worked in the past. That certainly shouldn't be impossible from a technical perspective, since European rail systems allow "tram-train" operations, but it's not something that's r...

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