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by kellonathan
September 19th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2306
Views: 229778

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: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 970
Views: 131893

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 19th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 225
Views: 38043

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

----Is it just me, or the photos are blocked from showing up on the website publicly?
by kellonathan
August 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus Destination Signage
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

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: 2306
Views: 229778

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: 2306
Views: 229778

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: 2306
Views: 229778

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: 1730
Views: 280760

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: 16699

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: 28291

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: 19169

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: 116517

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: 23812

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: 23812

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: 47971

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: 98
Views: 14305

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: 1012
Views: 152794

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: 1012
Views: 152794

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: 10752

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: 133
Views: 24321

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

More renderings for the project.

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