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by mattaudio
February 20th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 801
Views: 68625

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Of course another funding stream is the new (or at least agreed upon) 20 year Parks and Streets tax increase, producing $800 million over the next 20 years. If we took even 10% of that for urban transit improvements in Minneapolis and offered it as a 50% match for any county and/or state dollars for...
by mattaudio
February 20th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 124
Views: 12061

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus

I'm not sure why we focus on separating one long slow route into two shorter slow routes, when instead we could spend some money on dedicated lanes and other transit advantage so we can do one long fast route with less. I wonder how much bus time, fuel, and driver salary are wasted on buses stuck in...
by mattaudio
February 20th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester
Replies: 418
Views: 47112

Re: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester

Funny thing is, just about a century ago we had an electrified passenger railway between St. Paul and Hastings that was on the verge of extending to Zumbrota and negotiating for rights to electrify and use tracks between Zumbrota and Rochester: https://www.rchs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RCHS_Fa...
by mattaudio
February 20th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester
Replies: 418
Views: 47112

Re: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester

Seems like you could use ex-CGW railbed from SPUD to somewhere near Hampton, then use the 52 median through the sparsest section from Hampton to Zumbrota, then pick up the old grade of the other CGW line that once ran from Red Wing to Rochester via Zumbrota (now the Douglas Trail). That would be a r...
by mattaudio
February 19th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester
Replies: 418
Views: 47112

Re: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester

SurlyLHT wrote:
February 19th, 2018, 11:12 am
But, I wonder if we could set up "high speed BRT" between the two cities
http://www.rochestercitylines.com/
https://www.gorochesterdirect.com/
http://www.rochestershuttleservice.com/
by mattaudio
February 14th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 117
Views: 20169

Re: Stadium Village

Stadium View Apartments student rental building near University of Minnesota fetches $69 million
http://www.startribune.com/towering-stu ... 473984603/
That's $250,000 per unit.
by mattaudio
February 14th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 17945

Re: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion

Anyone know when HCMC built a new helipad on the main building near the red entrance, and stopped using the top of their big parking ramp across Park?
by mattaudio
February 14th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: REAL ID Compliance
Replies: 41
Views: 1598

Re: REAL ID Compliance

LOL for enterprise-scale IT projects that seems right on target or maybe a little low.
by mattaudio
February 12th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 80
Views: 5546

Re: Arby’s Island

Could Lake have one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes? Then make Lagoon a calm two way two lane gateway to the lake?
by mattaudio
February 12th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Kraus-Anderson, HQ Apartments, Finnegans "Brewtel" - 9th St S/5th Ave S
Replies: 396
Views: 66356

Re: Kraus-Anderson, HQ Apartments, Finnegans "Brewtel" - 9th St S/5th Ave S

As these periphery neighborhoods take off like North Loop, Mill District, Elliot Park, Loring Park, near Northeast... We need to consider some sort of improved connectivity and circulation. The D line will have stations at 7th/8th and Park (still think they should consolidate both directions onto on...
by mattaudio
February 9th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 143
Views: 20146

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

That's kind of sad. I always enjoyed having that in the middle of a residential block when I lived in Prospect Park.
by mattaudio
February 9th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018

Time for the Ghosts of Oberstar and Blatnik!
by mattaudio
February 9th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018

Wow. U.S. Rep Rick Nolan won't run for re-election in 8th District http://www.startribune.com/nolan-won-t-run-for-re-election/473572863/ The congressman who represents northern Minnesota said it's time 'to pass the baton.' Sounds like he has someone in mind. I hope it's not his previously-announced ...
by mattaudio
February 8th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (31 stories - ~350'/415')
Replies: 101
Views: 9759

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (31 stories - 307'/415')

Anyone know if there's provision for future skyways along the two Ameriprise buildings along 3rd Ave S? This, along with some sort of Century Plaza development, seems like it would be good to have a path north to Accenture/Hennepin County/ Thrivent. Not that I support skyway expansion, of course.
by mattaudio
February 6th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 65
Views: 5140

Re: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

In addition to conversations with neighborhood groups...
As vice president of the relevant neighborhood group here, I have no idea what conversations the plan refers to.
by mattaudio
February 6th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1475
Views: 211175

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Cue the @mister.shoes fantasy map of a Downtown East lid and redo?

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by mattaudio
February 6th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2064
Views: 44718

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Rich wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 8:35 am
Only possible with the stadium.
True. So let's tear this one down and build a new one so we can get another Super Bowl in 5 years.
by mattaudio
February 5th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (31 stories - ~350'/415')
Replies: 101
Views: 9759

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (31 stories - 307'/415')

LPM has an "amenity loop" above the podium and around the tower.
by mattaudio
January 30th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1260
Views: 124702

Re: Nicollet Mall

...On The Mall
by mattaudio
January 30th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 846
Views: 82536

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Yikes, what a waste. You could eliminate the western flyover by simply having a slip ramp off County Road E / Vadnais Blvd. You could likely eliminate the eastern flyover by using a loop on the NW corner of the interchange to access SB Rice, sort of a half parclo design. Bonus: Two roundabouts/inter...

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