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by kellonathan
June 12th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217140

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

That being said, I wonder the degree of impact of Hennepin > Nicollet detours (compared to that of previous Nicollet > Hennepin detours) on ridership. The detours have been making the service slower, less reliable, and less legible. EDIT: Whatever happened to the detours when the farmers markets hap...
by kellonathan
June 12th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217140

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

There are plenty of things to blame for why the ridership declined, but if we're going to blame the weather, we should also add the AADT count or traffic count to see how much ridership declined compared to that of the general auto traffic. Some people just don't travel if the weather is bad, period...
by kellonathan
June 12th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1658
Views: 263943

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I still remember the plan for the "Phase 2" of the Interchange, calling for a new passenger terminal above the Northstar tracks.....
by kellonathan
May 22nd, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 15910

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Bloomington on track to join the league of "first class cities" soon!
by kellonathan
March 19th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 27404

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

I'm probably not the first one who had this question, but, does anyone know why Mpls does not have a separate "department of transportation", and instead lumps it under the department of pubic works?
by kellonathan
February 28th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 121
Views: 18798

Re: Transit Crime

TriMet in PDX has the authority to ban passengers for life for subsequent, violent crime on transit. It used to be six months max, but they changed the policy to up to one year for first time offences, and up to life for offences after that.
by kellonathan
February 4th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 110770

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I wonder if people of St. Anthony/Lauderdale/Falcon Heights actually prefer to be living out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul city limits, or if there is any other benefits to it, such as lower tax, maybe? I understand there's history behind small villages not wanting to be annexed by growing major citie...
by kellonathan
February 3rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23266

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

Connecting 'transit' LRT tracks (or any other tracks under FTA blessing) to 'railroad' mainline tracks (FRA jurisdiction) opens up a whole different can of worms. Simply put, they can't be physically connected to mainline tracks, unless everything you do/have is FRA-compliant, or have some sort of m...
by kellonathan
February 2nd, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23266

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

You're thinking "tram-train" type of service, right? The short answer is, "no", S70 can't enter mainline tracks under FRA jurisdiction regardless of types of trains that are mainly occupied by such tracks. There are some cases where you can establish an exception to this by ensuring "temporal separa...
by kellonathan
February 1st, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 46571

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

How about combining A and D branches so that service hour can be focused on higher-frequency local service in St Paul?

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by kellonathan
January 16th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 63
Views: 8550

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

The fact that North Loop is only served by two local "coverage" routes, 7 and 14, makes it quite interesting to navigate to-and-from North Loop by transit. (e.g. Should I wait for the 14, or walk two blocks to catch the 7?) On a sidenote, the lack of "direct" connection between Mill District and Nor...
by kellonathan
December 24th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 149085

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

On a tangentially related note, I wonder if the parking lot on the SE side of 5+Hennepin is less likely to get developed due to the mural. I imagine it being a good location to be a public plaza with food trucks and programming or some sorts, at least. I'm also hoping the upcoming Hennepin Downtown ...
by kellonathan
December 21st, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 149085

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I don't know---I can understand that sentiment actually. Waiting for the bus at 5+Hennepin, I didn't really feel like I was in the "heart" of downtown (or at least right next to, supposedly). The light rail station is literally surrounded by Sneaky Pete/Dreamgirls and two parking lots to the south. ...
by kellonathan
December 18th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10267

Re: Metropolitan Council

I was hoping to see a technocrat-kinda figurehead like Peter McLaughlin, but oh well, Slawik seems pretty qualified compared to other finalists.
by kellonathan
November 20th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 106
Views: 18640

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

More renderings for the project.
by kellonathan
November 8th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 21
Views: 3894

Re: 501 7th St S

From the PDR Comprehensive Report...
- The address for the proposed restaurant space will be 505 S 7th Street.
- The address for the residential entrance will be 511 S 7th Street.
Sometimes, the City doesn't even know how to interpret their own addressing standard. It should be 7th Street South.
by kellonathan
October 29th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6277

Re: E Line ABRT

That's true. That being said, *if the stars align*, and when we have both SWLRT and Midtown Greenway Rail converging at the station, I believe it makes more sense to have both B and E lines serve the station. I guess, eventually, it all comes down to cost-and-benefit balance for serving SWLRT-origin...
by kellonathan
October 29th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6277

Re: E Line ABRT

My speculation is also on the France-Excelsior-Lake routing. With the E Line serving France with a high-frequency service, #6 can be truncated to become a "shuttle" btwn Uptown TC and Southdale via Xerxes. (maybe extend to downtown during peak hours, depending on service hour availability) Shorter r...
by kellonathan
October 5th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217140

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Starting October 13, several stops will be eliminated to speed up route #2. Glad to see some 1/4mi stop spacing in action. We should do this system-wide.

https://www.metrotransit.org/route-2
by kellonathan
September 18th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 106
Views: 18640

Re: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail

I'm personally happy to see bigger out-of-town players like AECOM bringing in some competitions to the Twin Cities development market. I'm loving these quality proposals and renderings.

(Full disclosure: Albeit not involved in any of these proposals, I'm an AECOM employee.)

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