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by HoratioRincewind
September 30th, 2014, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Met Council 2040 Transportation Policy Plan (TPP)
Replies: 32
Views: 6155

Re: Met Council 2040 Transportation Policy Plan (TPP)

Suburban counties rise up against Met Council The Twin Cities’ five suburban counties are digging in their heels against the Metropolitan Council, which they say created a long-term transportation plan that essentially ignores suburban and rural needs. At a meeting Monday, leaders from the five cou...
by HoratioRincewind
September 8th, 2014, 2:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Also, in case anyone is curious (aside from the fact that the litigants probably don't have standing) the Government response is previewed in paragraph 42. The Lakes and Parks Alliance wrote to the FTA in July 2014 to inform the FTA that the SWLRT environmental review process did not meet the requir...
by HoratioRincewind
September 8th, 2014, 2:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I'm not a judge but I've made it to the 3rd page of the complaint and I'm already pretty sure I just figured out where their lawsuit gets thrown out due to lack of standing.
by HoratioRincewind
September 8th, 2014, 11:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Ain't no fun if the homies can't get some (litigation that is, and by homies I mean very very well paid attorneys) http://www.startribune.com/local/274339231.html Group files suit to stop Southwest light rail A Minneapolis nonprofit group filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court seeking to halt the $...
by HoratioRincewind
September 2nd, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

mattaudio wrote:Being constrained by reality = actually doing stuff instead of fantasizing on the internet.
ftfy
by HoratioRincewind
September 2nd, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

RailBaronYarr wrote:Regardless, we should try to steer this back to SWLRT specific stuff.
Because arguing about urban theory is way easier than actually operating in the defined limits of reality.
by HoratioRincewind
September 2nd, 2014, 8:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

So what happens from here? Besides the lawsuits and yelling As David Greene said, the lawsuits are basically a moot point. The EIS process is a federal one, and the municipal consent a state one, and they do not intersect, and in the municipal consent legislation there is no explicit connection bet...
by HoratioRincewind
August 29th, 2014, 9:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Deadlines loom for $1.68 billion Southwest light-rail project Under state law, the cities could take a tougher stance, rejecting the Southwest plan and amending it with necessary conditions. But that strategy could trigger a new round of discussions and votes that could further delay or torpedo the...
by HoratioRincewind
August 28th, 2014, 5:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Diversity, Poverty, and Transit Dependency in the Suburbs
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

Isn't Minneapolis actually behind several cities now? If I remember correctly, the highest number of POC is Brooklyn Center, followed by Brooklyn Park, St. Paul, and then Minneapolis (which I'm pretty sure actually got more white during the last Census). MInneapolis is the third most diverse city i...
by HoratioRincewind
August 27th, 2014, 7:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's overdue?
by HoratioRincewind
August 22nd, 2014, 12:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2014 MN House Election
Replies: 178
Views: 12376

Re: 2014 MN House Election

I'm as pro-transit, pro-bike, anti-sprawl, anti-pollution as anyone. I genuinely wish for gas prices to double, immediately, for the good it would do for the future of our species...and I drive to work! In spite of all of that, the constant turning of every thread into a Strong Towns fantasy-land c...
by HoratioRincewind
August 22nd, 2014, 11:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Met Council 2040 Transportation Policy Plan (TPP)
Replies: 32
Views: 6155

Re: Met Council 2040 Transportation Policy Plan (TPP)

FHWA Resource Center PLANNING TEAM Financial Planning/Fiscal Constraint Financial planning takes a long-range look at how transportation investments are funded, and at the possible sources of funds. State DOTs, MPOs, and public transportation operators must consider funding needs over both the 20-y...
by HoratioRincewind
July 19th, 2014, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Is 3C even still on the table? Is there a point in arguing? It's passed on! This alignment is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If urbanites didn't sit around here pining for it, it would have been recycled by now...
by HoratioRincewind
June 17th, 2014, 6:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

So Martin Sabo is going to be holding a press conference addressing the SWLRT. You can't be for sure what he's going to say, but I think this is probably a good preview of his comments.
by HoratioRincewind
June 16th, 2014, 5:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78510

Re: Nicollet-Central Corridor

What is the projected timeline for this line? Havent heard a thing on it for a long time. For cost saving measures, you would think they would HAVE to build this at the same time of the Mall Reconstruction project. No? This isn't in the MetCouncil TPP. So it's timeline is 'the future'. Not being in...
by HoratioRincewind
June 13th, 2014, 4:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Every day I grow more and more amazed at the ineptitude of the leaders of the city of Minneapolis. I would be hard pressed to find any Mayor nationwide who gathered all the goodwill they took office with, stacked it up neatly and lit that shit on fire any faster than Betsy Hodges has. Deadlines loom...
by HoratioRincewind
May 30th, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

approximately 40 comments. they broke at about 3-to-1 in favor of building the line. lots of northside residents/activists/organizations trying to maximize transit investments in the area. edit: it's too limiting to say 'maximize transit investments', they also brought up issues of access, minority ...
by HoratioRincewind
April 15th, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

That's part of negotiation. Same thing happened with the Crosstown Commons rebuild. This is really nothing too exciting. The exciting part is *what* will be negotiated, not the mechanics of it. First of all, the Crosstown Commons never had the second largest stakeholder with an absolute drop dead d...
by HoratioRincewind
April 14th, 2014, 10:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

SWLRT must be generating huge page views for the Star Tribune. They got another one counting up council votes. http://www.startribune.com/local/west/255042221.html Well, I mean god forbid the newspaper of record for the region actually try to record stuff. "New Council Member Lisa Bender, whose war...
by HoratioRincewind
April 3rd, 2014, 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405539

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

http://gettingaroundmpls.wordpress.com/ ... sy-hodges/

A little (lot) harsher than I'd go. But a compelling argument all the same.

http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3385491.shtml?cat=1

Ignores the actually important lawsuit. The one the Park Board could file.

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