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by FranklinAveFixation
January 26th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2317
Views: 232246

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

With current gas prices and the recent fare increase it has become a wash for me financially for bus vs. car commuting to work. Since parking at work is "free" for me I have been thinking hard about giving up my monthly pass. Top it off with route 2's completely unreliable evening rush hour schedule...
by FranklinAveFixation
June 28th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Homeless tent city along the Hiawatha Bike Trail?
Replies: 24
Views: 3691

Re: Homeless tent city along the Hiawatha Bike Trail?

None of this will make a dent in the camp OP is talking about, they'd much prefer to shoot up in that camp vs. crystal court..
Maybe someone can donate some air mattresses to David Greene and they can crash in his living room??
BTW, there's been people camping in that vicinity for at least 30 years.
by FranklinAveFixation
April 13th, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Franklin Avenue
Replies: 41
Views: 3775

Re: Franklin Avenue

It's a disaster, I've abandoned my usual 2>67 for the 18>Greenline for my work commutes as of this week.
by FranklinAveFixation
February 24th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 3655

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Monday's Transportation Committee meeting has an update about the fare increase. Apparently a policy study was conducted a few years ago, which suggested a simpler fare system by eliminating peak fares, all day reduced fares, local fares for reverse commute express buses, low income discounts, modi...
by FranklinAveFixation
February 20th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 3655

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I dunno, the majority of drivers I've asked (that responded to me) agreed with me about the old one. Probably right about (union) labor costs though, I guess I should read into the "equipment costs" so literally. Politically it's a non-starter anyways because we all know what would happen to the far...
by FranklinAveFixation
February 20th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 3655

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I got a response on my idea! Thank you for your thoughtful suggestion of adding card validators on buses for customers boarding and exiting both doors. We do have this feature on the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to add this feature for our regular b...
by FranklinAveFixation
February 14th, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: My Pillow
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: My Pillow

Anyone have these? I'm almost tempted, just because I'm so curious to see what a $90 pillow looks like.
by FranklinAveFixation
February 13th, 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152752

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Always thought Nicollet Mall was overrated myself, can't think of one building along that stretch that isn't a complete disaster as far as street face/walkablity. There's no way the finished product will be worth the wait on this one, sounds like the construction unions are milking this one for all...
by FranklinAveFixation
February 13th, 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152752

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Always thought Nicollet Mall was overrated myself, can't think of one building along that stretch that isn't a complete disaster as far as street face/walkablity. There's no way the finished product will be worth the wait on this one, sounds like the construction unions are milking this one for all ...
by FranklinAveFixation
February 13th, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: My Pillow
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: My Pillow

Caught it a couple weeks ago, I got a "Better Call Saul" vibe from him, wonder how much he paid his kids to show up for filming.
by FranklinAveFixation
February 7th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Grocery Stores
Replies: 246
Views: 19378

Re: Grocery Stores

Long history of family disputes there, http://www.upi.com/Archives/1992/11/01/ ... 720594000/
by FranklinAveFixation
January 24th, 2017, 9:37 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22535

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

That plaza looks fine to me, how old is it's current design? I know this wasn't park board money but it's a perfect example of what Nekima et al. were talking about. Hope they're using convention center profits to fund this, oh wait.. Is there a convention center thread on here? Or maybe a thread ab...
by FranklinAveFixation
January 24th, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22535

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

He does have a point about that convention center plaza. How did that cost $11 million?
by FranklinAveFixation
January 24th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 12503

Re: City living trends and predictions

Didn't you know there are only two generations/cohorts? Boomers and Millennials; no other groups exist. Or at least that's what media tell me. So the 48 yr old guy I work with that barely knows how to turn on his computer is a millennial or a boomer now? Actually, the Boomer generation has a lot of...
by FranklinAveFixation
January 23rd, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 12503

Re: City living trends and predictions

"Over the past decade, many American cities have been transformed by young professionals of the millennial generation, with downtowns turning into bustling neighborhoods full of new apartments and pricey coffee bars." Hm. Maybe my viewpoint over-weights DC and, to a lesser extent, Minneapolis, but ...
by FranklinAveFixation
January 18th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 311
Replies: 17
Views: 2687

Re: Minneapolis 311

perfect.
by FranklinAveFixation
January 18th, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 311
Replies: 17
Views: 2687

Re: Minneapolis 311

One of my favorite pastimes is reporting "abandoned vehicles" that I notice near my apartment. I've gotten a couple towed but sometimes they stick a warning letter under the wipers and the owner usually moves it immediately, then I have to wait 3 more days before I report them again... I've had my r...
by FranklinAveFixation
December 13th, 2016, 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2317
Views: 232246

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

One question I have about off board payment is there a way for the driver to tell what fare you purchased? I foresee a lot of senior citizen fares being purchased from these machines...
by FranklinAveFixation
November 30th, 2016, 12:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161614

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Last time I got a pizza from there it was garbage compared to what they used to be.
IMHO if you're gonna offer jalapenos as a topping they should be fresh ones, not the kind from a jar.

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