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by kellonathan
May 29th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 904
Views: 73781

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

From Michigan's point-of-view, not to mention the greater Detroit Metro, Twin Cities' regionalism is definitely something to be modeled after. Looking at their transit debate with DDOT vs. SMART, and now with RTA in the pictures, and not having enough long-term funding that doesn't cross the county ...
by kellonathan
March 7th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 780
Views: 70440

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Just in case if anyone's interested in watching the live public hearing happening at the St Paul City Council, http://stpaul.granicus.com/mediaplayer. ... 212a634f55
by kellonathan
February 28th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38120

Re: Northern Lights Express

IIRC, the original plan for "the Interchange" Phase II used to include a plan for constructing a whole new glass train hall for commuter/regional rail passengers, above the current platform and connect it to 5th St.
by kellonathan
January 28th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 31153

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

You're probably talking Overflow Espresso which used to be in that building next to a daycare.
by kellonathan
December 4th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 286
Views: 44945

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

Welcome to the forum! Photo contributions like this is super-helpful and exciting for someone who's reading from out of town like myself. Thanks!
by kellonathan
December 4th, 2017, 1:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38120

Re: Northern Lights Express

Seattle to Vancouver "WA" (aka 'the Couv') is 7 times a day, but Seattle to Vancouver "BC" is only twice a day.
by kellonathan
November 14th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2022
Views: 180738

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

If you have a Super Bowl ticket, buy a special $30 Gameday Pass. Regular light-rail service WILL NOT operate on gameday.
by kellonathan
September 29th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 780
Views: 70440

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

It's probably just my personal perception, but I don't feel the proposed stop locations at CP Spur is that much far from W 7th St, maybe except at Otto, or at Montreal---and considering the future developments near Davern St, Victoria Park and Schmidt Brewing, I believe the center of gravity is shif...
by kellonathan
September 29th, 2017, 12:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 780
Views: 70440

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Hmm... Shouldn't CP Spur alignment be cheaper tho? I was guessing it to be a hybrid alignment, for sure, but I guess I was wrong.
by kellonathan
September 7th, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 264
Views: 13746

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: 1600

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: 433
Views: 49455

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: 7
Views: 1037

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: 7
Views: 1037

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 Streetcar
Replies: 780
Views: 70440

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 Streetcar
Replies: 780
Views: 70440

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 Streetcar
Replies: 780
Views: 70440

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: 1074

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: 2022
Views: 180738

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: 971

Re: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?

What makes FRA difficult to deal with when it comes to passenger rail services? FRA Crashworthiness Standards.

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