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by kellonathan
November 19th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 192
Views: 25779

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: 333
Views: 35049

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: 570
Views: 51633

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: 2325
Views: 234814

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: 140
Views: 19082

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: 238
Views: 41644

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: 1156

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: 2325
Views: 234814

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: 2325
Views: 234814

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: 2325
Views: 234814

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: 1735
Views: 285788

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: 16867

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: 362
Views: 28718

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: 19266

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: 119182

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: 23864

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: 23864

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: 570
Views: 51633

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: 14677

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: 1034
Views: 157145

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 ...

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