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by MSPtoMKE
February 7th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 198
Views: 24831

Re: Google Maps

Google’s 2D aerial imagery for a swath of Downtown Minneapolis has also been updated. It may be based on the 3D imagery that was loaded. It is higher resolution than the rest of the metro area imagery, but the stitching gets a bit wonky at the edges. Google Earth says it is from June 1st 2017, so on...
by MSPtoMKE
December 12th, 2017, 12:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 908
Views: 129088

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

The new establishment is one of several ways Jack Link's is building its visibility in downtown Minneapolis. Last month, the Wisconsin-based jerky purveyor opened a retail store in the renovated Target Center, its first in the country. This month, Jack Link's employees are starting to move into new...
by MSPtoMKE
November 18th, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1988
Views: 174074

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

A couple minor comments/questions about the Nicollet Mall routings. The 10 will take Washington to 3rd to cross the river, while the 17/25 will use the old routing of Washington to Marquette/2nd to 1st to reach the bridge. Why not just pick one? It doesn't do a better job of serving the area north o...
by MSPtoMKE
October 11th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 198
Views: 24831

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I believe google maps now defaults to the 3D view which is more outdated. If you toggle 3D off, you will see a more recent image. For example, US Bank Stadium is completed in the 2D view. Huh. I get the same images in 2D and 3D, and none of US Bank, the Wells Fargo Towers and related developments, ...
by MSPtoMKE
August 20th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1287
Views: 128621

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I don't think the reasoning was ever officially explained very well, but I don't think they would have been able to do one consistent detour route throughout the entirety of the construction project very easily. When buses were first rerouted to Marquette, 2nd, and 3rd, there was a resurfacing proje...
by MSPtoMKE
August 17th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1173
Views: 137721

Re: MSP Airport

*sigh* Sun Country will change strategy and become a "No Frills" airline. http://www.startribune.com/changing-direction-in-flight-sun-country-ceo-outlines-no-frills-strategy-for-msp-airline/440782193/ There is talk of charging for things like carry on bags, adding seats to planes, and offering buy-o...
by MSPtoMKE
July 2nd, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Useful research links
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: Useful research links

Does anyone know why seemingly all of MNDOT's links are broken now? Did they migrate to a new web address or something? over the last number of months whenever i try opening a webpage or pdf that turns out to be MNDOT's, it never works. I've tried it in both chrome and internet explorer, but neithe...
by MSPtoMKE
June 30th, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 198
Views: 24831

Re: Google Maps

I think it is fairly common for imagery updates to roll out over a couple days to various platforms. According to the desktop version of Google Earth, the imagery is from April 5th of this year.
by MSPtoMKE
June 13th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 31389

Re: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S

Starbucks opened today. I've seen some photos, it looks pretty nice.
by MSPtoMKE
June 13th, 2017, 1:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 3D Apple Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Re: 3D Apple Maps

I'd give it a little time. When I first tried to view the 3D imagery on my iPhone or iPad, I had the same problem. However I could view it on the desktop version of Apple Maps. Now it has appeared on my mobile devices. Anyways, the imagery is newer than Google's, but not super recent. I'd say late s...
by MSPtoMKE
May 19th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1173
Views: 137721

Re: MSP Airport

Looks like KLM will continue service through the winter, instead of ending this fall as originally planned. Service will still be less than daily, although the flight will be upgraded to a 787-9 in October. That will be the first 787 flight for MSP. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t...
by MSPtoMKE
April 19th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 433
Views: 48783

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Well, that's... disappointing... I was hoping that they would be able to use some of the running time savings with the opening of the online station (and possibly running a bit faster near MOA with the modified routing) to be able to expand 15 minute service to at least Saturdays so the Red Line wou...
by MSPtoMKE
April 14th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Franklin Avenue
Replies: 41
Views: 3476

Re: Franklin Avenue

Looks like the onramp closure ends next Tuesday, but then the WB I-94 exit to Hennepin/Lyndale closes the next day through the end of the month. The official detour goes along 11th St. to Hennepin. After that work on the Lowry tunnel begins...
by MSPtoMKE
March 28th, 2017, 7:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1462
Views: 143483

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Half serious post right here, but I gotta say, part of me gets frustrated with all these South Mpls restaurants opening up in other parts of the city... Lu's Glam Doll Bad Waitress Revival Hola Arepa Pizzeria Lola (kinda) Makes me feel less special! When are we gonna get an Anchor, or Brasa, or a L...
by MSPtoMKE
March 2nd, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 47893

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Together, we can create a bird-free Downtown. This is OUR land, animals have no place here!
by MSPtoMKE
January 14th, 2017, 11:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Discontinued Bus Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Discontinued Bus Routes

Route 27 used to extend beyond Lake St. Station and followed what is now the southern part of Route 7, except that it used to deviate to serve 50th St. Station as well. Route 7 ended at Lake St.

Route 24 was what is now the southern half of Route 9.
by MSPtoMKE
December 19th, 2016, 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1173
Views: 137721

Re: MSP Airport

Just an update on the new T2 gates they are now being used. They only seem to be used by SW airlines at this point. Southwest will be using 8-12 and Sun Country 1-7. 6 will be used by Icelandair and Condor as well. I forget, is it 14 gates now? So there are still a few unused? *ahem* jetBlue! *ahem*
by MSPtoMKE
December 12th, 2016, 7:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 447
Views: 47699

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

It seems to me that extending route 84 to the TCAAP site is a much more realistic and reasonable use of resources than extending the A Line in the near/mid term. Route 84 could essentially replace route 225, just extend farther to the new development. Even something like having every other 84 trip e...
by MSPtoMKE
December 9th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1454
Views: 122748

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

One would hope that is the C Line is shifted to Glenwood, as seems to be the preferred outcome, that the bus stops would be islands with the bike lane shifted behind them to avoid bus conflicts.
by MSPtoMKE
November 4th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 802
Views: 69916

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I do think its worth pointing out that the conceptual transit operating plans I've seen for the 18 don't force everyone to transfer at Lake St. The plan calls for a limited stop bus from downtown to Nicollet and 66th running every 20 minutes, a local bus running from 108th to Lake St. every 20 minut...

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