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by kellonathan
September 7th, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5191

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazons-second-headquarters-expect-the-unexpected/ I read this article on my bus ride to work in downtown Seattle, passing by Amazon HQ, and since then, I'm definitely on the hype train. I think we have a really strong case for MSP/MN compared to some oth...
by kellonathan
August 30th, 2017, 7:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?
Replies: 25
Views: 1339

Re: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?

I sense a smell of Detroit People Mover from that Duluth one-way light rail loop idea.....

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by kellonathan
August 4th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 409
Views: 45269

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

From the upcoming August 19th schedule update...
• Schedule times will be adjusted.
• Weekday service will change to every 20 mins.
by kellonathan
May 25th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable projects
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable proj

I don't have my thesis posted online unfortunately, but here's a link to the 'teaser' presentation slides for the talk I gave. I'm out of town for post-graduation travelling duties, but I'll make sure to check in with the thread after I come back in couple weeks! https://docs.google.com/presentation...
by kellonathan
May 24th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable projects
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable proj

I just finished my master's thesis at grad school on this exact topic---the more I study on this issue, the more fascinating it gets!

But the short answer on this question is... "it's complex" and "it depends"...
by kellonathan
January 27th, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 651
Views: 58789

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Agreed. Riverview Branch Line can (or maybe "should", considering the cost-effectiveness concerns) terminate at Ford & Woodlawn, facilitating easy transfers btwn Riverview LRT and A Line aBRT. If through-routing the branch line trains to dwtn St. Paul is too hard, considering interline schedules and...
by kellonathan
January 27th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 651
Views: 58789

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

mamundsen wrote:What do RH and NH stand for?
Sorry, I usually am not a fan of people throwing initialism/acronyms around, but I made that mistake myself.
RH = Rush Hour. NH = Normal Hour (Non-rush)
by kellonathan
January 26th, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 651
Views: 58789

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I'm still personally infatuated with Alignment #10---using CP spur is a no-brainer---higher potential for shorter travel time and higher reliability. (less grade-crossings/conflicts with vehicular traffic on 7th St, I assume.) I wonder why we're still struggling between the Ford Spur alignments and ...
by kellonathan
January 19th, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Solving car congestion by not caring about cars?
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: Solving car congestion by not caring about cars?

Just made another mistake of reading the comment section... So many people think they fully pay for the road they use with gas tax, argh.
by kellonathan
January 16th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1697
Views: 148135

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Am I the only one who's bothered by the fact that they chose to categorize A-Line as a separate service category, but you can't find anything about the "METRO" Red Line? Coz it's run by MVTA, maybe?

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by kellonathan
October 14th, 2016, 9:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?

What makes FRA difficult to deal with when it comes to passenger rail services? FRA Crashworthiness Standards.
by kellonathan
October 13th, 2016, 8:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?

@kellonathan, sort of both but primarily streetcar. Our LRT seems (to me) to fall somewhere between a standard Tram (streetcar in US) and a commuter rail. Located in street ROW like tram but with some dedicated ROW. Faster than a tram, not as fast as commuter. Stop spacing about the same as tram/st...
by kellonathan
October 12th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?

Are we talking Portland Streetcar? or TriMet MAX light rail?
by kellonathan
September 22nd, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment
Replies: 116
Views: 21409

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment

I know these are submitted by architects, and I know I am just 'reviewing' these ideas with my planner-eyes, but, but, but, these are all horrible if one of these gets to be implemented as-is. Most submissions didn't seem to consider the nature of surrounding neighborhoods at all. For industrially o...
by kellonathan
September 21st, 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rochester airport (RST)
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Re: Rochester airport (RST)

Not to be snarky or anything, but does RST even have an international service right now?
by kellonathan
August 5th, 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 109
Views: 6468

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

August 20th - Route 2 joins Hi-Frequency network! Check out the PDF version of the updated schedule, and compare it with the current version. http://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdfs/Schedules/Routes/34/002.pdf http://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdfs/Schedules/Routes/33/002.pd...
by kellonathan
July 31st, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 649
Views: 65332

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

I actually really like the idea of cutting the Orange Line at 98th St. (current South Bloomington TC location right off of I-35W, I assume) I am not up to date on the ridership patterns along the corridor, but I always assumed that Burnsville passengers would be better served by higher service level...
by kellonathan
July 27th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 109
Views: 6468

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

There are ups-and-downs when it comes to organizing bus services w/ branches---I am often leaning against branches, and generally with the Metro Transit's practice of "over-saturating" the schedules/maps by designating routes with different terminus points with different suffixes (even if the route ...
by kellonathan
March 29th, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Cedar Ave Corridor - Richfield
Replies: 94
Views: 7648

Re: Cedar Ave Corridor - Richfield

Hmm... looking at the south alignment options, I don't know how I feel about putting a well-landscaped boulevard that's directly facing a highway on one side. (The Cedar Ave Alignment) Wouldn't it make the parkway work more as a frontage road instead of a boulevard?
by kellonathan
March 21st, 2016, 7:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 927
Views: 133037

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6898844/urbanmsp/northloopnorth.PNG I was stuck in a flying metal tube with my new tablet-laptop for couple hours the other day, and thought it would be a good idea to remove that elevated I-94 ramp and make the reclaimed land into a linear park. And maybe we can...

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