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by kellonathan
March 9th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Go Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 5745

Re: Go Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan

Call me a skeptic, but I have a feeling that we will be spending a whole bunch of study money and time on re-studying those high-capacity transit corridors, instead of building upon the existing alternative analyses and feasibility studies. Now that the Midtown Greenway corridor project has been dor...
by kellonathan
February 21st, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 276994

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

The first phase of the Highway 5 construction will only close the EB lanes, from April to August.

I think they *could've* still served the airport with WB Rt 54, at least till August.
by kellonathan
February 11th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 399
Views: 69560

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

I couldn't find a handy table that summarizes all the projects so far, but here's the list of projects in the pipeline, including Gold Line.

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/gra ... g-projects
by kellonathan
February 11th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 399
Views: 69560

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Does anyone know where to find the full rankings/formula online, or if this data is publicly available? I've been digging through FTA website, but to no avail. :(
by kellonathan
January 27th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4568
Views: 439469

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation ... l-EIS.aspx

Probably one of the chapters on the EIS document has the AA information you're looking for.
by kellonathan
November 19th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 203
Views: 40069

Re: Fantasy maps

I don't know where to put this so I'll just put it here. Awhile back I asked about the ability of regional trains to share track with Southwest LRT trains. Besides needing clearance from the FRA and railroads (and FTA?) what infrastructure would be required? As much as I would love to see this conc...
by kellonathan
November 8th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 52791

Re: Bike Share

Would've been very cool if the docking station also worked as an e-bike charger.
by kellonathan
October 25th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 584
Views: 62170

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

I am also betting on this service becoming a very successful route. No doubt. Regarding the ridership mismatch between west and east of Hiawatha Ave, we should probably revisit the Midtown Corridor Streetcar/LRT soon, ideally along with the implementation of B Line. Guess we just need more people to...
by kellonathan
September 19th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 276994

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

Network Next is doing a survey on transit priorities and trade-offs.

https://www.metrotransit.org/networknextsurvey
by kellonathan
August 26th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 29769

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Delivery vehicles often delayed things due to the need to interact with the people in the guard post, and often have walk-around inspections, and the trains would halt the movement of outbound buses when the gates were down, and inbound traffic often got backed up by that too (usually due to an inb...
by kellonathan
August 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus Destination Signage
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Re: Bus Destination Signage

I think we are talking more about the network design of the system itself, which is a very much related issue, but not exactly the same issue, so allow me to bring the conversation back to the way the system introduces and displays the network to end users. (i.e. signage) And I don't think it's nece...
by kellonathan
August 2nd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 276994

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

I am more wondering how this Network Next relates to the existing SIP.
https://www.metrotransit.org/sip
by kellonathan
June 12th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 276994

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 / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 276994

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: 1758
Views: 319844

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: 188
Views: 20422

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: 367
Views: 38760

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: 125
Views: 28396

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: 1033
Views: 147452

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: 24505

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...

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