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by EOst
February 19th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2360
Views: 246124

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

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Yikes.
by EOst
February 17th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 119888

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

University Ave is a bad walking street because it's 120' wide, and because two car lanes were kept in each direction. Still, the version with the LRT is an improvement over what previously existed. Broadway would be a tighter fit, with just about 80' of width. But that's an excuse to remove two lan...
by EOst
February 17th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 119888

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I remain deeply skeptical that you could run LRT down Broadway without making it a worse street than it currently is, or at least without locking in its current deep hostility to people walking. As great as the Green Line is, the University Ave that came out of it just isn't a good street for how wi...
by EOst
February 14th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 140
Views: 14661

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Considering the difficulty of getting 4 votes on the council to even discuss reducing lanes...
by EOst
February 14th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 119888

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Right, it's apples and oranges. And you have to keep in mind that the cost of underground stations is enormous.
by EOst
February 13th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 76486

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

MnDOT looking to upgrade the signals at Blue Line and 35th St: https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetin ... d-TIP.aspx
by EOst
February 12th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 140
Views: 14661

Re: Ayd Mill Road

How would a mill and overlay be less expensive? The entire road needs to be re-engineered, and overlay seems to just be kicking the can down the road due to some fundamental issues of where and how it is constructed. This is correct. It's unfortunate the article wasn't able to deal with this in mor...
by EOst
February 11th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 398
Views: 58870

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

The FTA changed their modeling assumptions last year in ways that put a bigger emphasis on parking. The planners are confident they can make changes that bring the rating back up without impacting the project timeline.
by EOst
February 7th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 274
Views: 33900

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Note that this is a category for the next round of regional solicitation, i.e. available for 2024-25.
by EOst
February 5th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 545
Views: 66750

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

18th is narrow enough that it wouldn't be a very satisfying parkway.
by EOst
February 3rd, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 274
Views: 33900

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Not sure if it was mentioned anywhere else here, but the TAB recently revised their funding criteria to create a set-aside category of $25m to "provide funding to deliver one complete arterial bus rapid transit project. Previous solicitations did not make room for these larger projects and required ...
by EOst
January 30th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

This is an attempt to get ahead of efforts to end these stops entirely, on the basis that these stops are more often pretexts by police to detain and investigate someone they find suspicious, often on grounds that would otherwise be impermissible (esp. bias). I don't see those advocates finding this...
by EOst
January 16th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1078
Views: 165469

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Though I don't fully understand the desire to bend over backwards to save businesses that can only stay afloat by paying employees unlivable wages. It's the natural dynamic of economic privilege. If you can afford to eat at these restaurants, generally speaking you haven't experienced what it was l...
by EOst
January 16th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 45646

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

The project assumes comparable improvements to the Wisconsin tracks if/when Minnesota finds funding. WisDOT has been putting a lot of pressure on MnDOT to get this going while the political climate there is relatively favorable. The big construction projects are new sidings and a new station in Wino...
by EOst
January 13th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 227
Views: 28691

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Opat and Norback have been speaking privately for years to numerous parties who might have a say in whether the project goes forward, including policymakers, environmentalists and American Indian tribal leaders. The two said they’ve asked for criticism and looked for red flags, but haven’t seen or ...
by EOst
January 10th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Corners Hotel & Student Housing [cancelled]
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Seven Corners: Hotel (30 stories) & Student Housing (12 stories)

It would be a travesty if the city permitted Mortenson to demolish that block. This block, the Day Block-Periscope stretch, and the Runyon's block at the other end of downtown are basically the only remains of the historic downtown Minneapolis business district.
by EOst
January 6th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Walkability in Greater MN
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Walkability in Greater MN

An interesting contrast is the MN-28/29 (Minnesota Ave) project in Glenwood, which 4-3'd the highway and added protected bike lanes.
by EOst
January 6th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2360
Views: 246124

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

To say nothing of the non-monetary consequences of fare enforcement.
by EOst
January 2nd, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Alatus Development - 411-417 Lexington Pkwy (MNDOT Snowpile site)
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Alatus Development - 411-417 Lexington Pkwy (MNDOT Snowpile site)

Frogtown Neighborhood Association and Summit-U are teaming up to fight it: https://www.facebook.com/events/590684478164795/ The Alatus Development project located on Lexington Avenue; the old dirty snow pile lot that Wilder is selling to Alatus. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation https://www.facebook....
by EOst
January 2nd, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Affordable Housing

You can try to make it up piecemeal, but it's almost inconceivable how Hennepin will find that many units at a price the county can afford. There just aren't a lot of opportunities like the Drake Hotel that combine large numbers of units, a central location (easily busable for kids), low prices, and...

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