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by Scott Wood
July 1st, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11027

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

Multimodal wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 6:29 am
re: the pin placement

Looks like they mistook Summit Ave. for I-94.

I mean, a mistake anyone could make, right? 😝
More like mistaking Snelling Ave S for Snelling Ave N, and not actually looking at the map before publishing it.
by Scott Wood
June 19th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 33736

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Right, blinking yellow in all other contexts indicates that the person performing that motion does not have the right of way. Why are we supposed to assume people know it means something here? I mean, I take your word for it, but I don't think the signal itself communicates that meaning. Blinking y...
by Scott Wood
November 7th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 358
Views: 43317

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Wisconsin still has a GOP supermajority in the state legislature and senate They have a significant majority in each house, but as far as I can tell it's short of a 2/3 veto-proof supermajority (at least in the senate, not sure about the assembly). Hopefully this translates into a fairer map during...
by Scott Wood
October 31st, 2018, 12:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 57416

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

You're disappointed by putting the station closer to origins/destinations? Strawman argument. I'm arguing in favor of the downtown loop for the Gold Line, for cripe's sake. Please don't put words in my mouth. People connected to the Green Line project and involved in that decision say that it was a...
by Scott Wood
October 27th, 2018, 12:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 57416

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Gotta artificially drive usage of Union Depot so we can pretend the quarter billion dollars spent to restore it for two trains a day was worth it. I am on the Gold Line CBAC. While I disagree with Commissioner McDonough's stance on the issue of the "loop" - I do understand his vision for the Depot....
by Scott Wood
October 6th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237847

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

A hybrid solution to save Route 70 service - eliminate the 84 entirely, and put those service hours into keeping the Route 70 running all day. Instead of terminating at Ford/Cleveland, the Route 70 would absorb that tail end of Route 84 that serves St. Paul Ave down to the Shepard/Davern area (i.e....
by Scott Wood
February 27th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation
Replies: 231
Views: 18091

Re: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation

Conference Committee still necessary, no? I don't think the differences between the House bill are too major though. I'm not clear on this either. Popular consensus seems to be that the two bills call for (slightly) different opening times. If you're the author of the Senate bill though, why not ju...
by Scott Wood
February 25th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The new ones seem to work better for me personally, but I don't ride the bus often enough to have a good sample size. But they seem to get a read faster than the old ones. I used to have to hold my wallet against the reader as I walked into the bus and now as soon as I put my wallet there it beeps ...
by Scott Wood
August 17th, 2016, 12:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Litmus test for whether you're a terrible person or not
Replies: 21
Views: 1418

Re: Litmus test for whether you're a terrible person or not

My favorite are the people who take advantage of the fact that the person with the green light is waiting to enter the intersection until space is available, by turning right on red into the space as soon as it opens up.
by Scott Wood
May 23rd, 2016, 8:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 710
Views: 57533

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

The California model where laws passed by initiative can't be amended without another referendum is clearly flawed, but there could be value in an initiative process that does not bind the legislature's hands, as a way to bypass gridlock and/or apathy in the legislature. If a law passed by initiativ...
by Scott Wood
December 28th, 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 94170

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Finally, I'll respond to the unwritten subtext of "what about that smart guy?" Basically, you have little to no idea what you're talking about. If you had any interest at all in cost effective rail operations in America, rather than just trying to score cheap points, you'd have at least a basic und...
by Scott Wood
December 28th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 94170

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

They also use DMUs which are illegal in America which is a whole other can of worms. The $20 or so per subsidy ride is just outrageous, I don't know what do about that. The capital expense is pretty much a sunk cost that we can't get back (except maybe a few million in the train sets). So is there ...
by Scott Wood
November 19th, 2015, 3:49 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116808

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Thune claimed this is the developer's fault for choosing to build condos, rather than smaller apartment units like the neighboring buildings, even though supposedly the building footprint is dictated by the parking (the neighboring apartment buildings provide little parking). So is Thune saying he'd...
by Scott Wood
November 4th, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 7425

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Likewise, when waiting at a light before pulling into Union Depot station, the train announces that this is the last stop and that everyone should exit, which sometimes confuses people who wonder why the doors won't open. It also displays "Next: Central" when heading toward Union Depot.
by Scott Wood
September 30th, 2015, 11:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39946

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

At this point, it frequently seems like there is no way that BLM can behave that doesn't immediately provide some source of profound disappointment for white America. Hardly surprising that the general reaction from the movement, then, seems to be "too bad". They could protest in a way that is comm...
by Scott Wood
July 26th, 2015, 10:39 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 288
Views: 61755

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

They plan to open in October, according to the person in their booth at the Blues Festival yesterday. She said they'd have 52 taps and 500 bottles.
by Scott Wood
June 3rd, 2015, 11:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406325

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

David Greene wrote:
mattaudio wrote:Any idea how much it would save to defer 21st St Station?
Hardly anything. And it would impact the connectivity to certain disadvantaged communities.
Only if route 2 actually gets extended to 21st station, which is ranked as low priority in the Service Improvement Plan.
by Scott Wood
May 27th, 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Pedro Park
Replies: 33
Views: 9022

Re: Pedro Park

The building to the west of the current park will be demolished:
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... storiesrot
by Scott Wood
April 28th, 2015, 12:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Streetcar System
Replies: 272
Views: 34673

Re: Minneapolis Streetcar System

The Straßenbahn in that picture looks quite a bit like what we'd call a light rail vehicle. Are the actual vehicles being discussed for Minneapolis closer to that or to what is used in Portland, etc.? From http://www.midtowncommunityworks.org/documents/StreetcarFinalReport.pdf : "Although there is a...
by Scott Wood
April 14th, 2015, 9:13 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 207
Views: 29393

Re: Google Maps


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