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by Tiller
May 17th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2253
Views: 215103

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/16/724145472/trump-administration-cancels-nearly-1-billion-in-california-high-speed-rail-fund Trump Administration Cancels Nearly $1 Billion In California High Speed Rail Funding Can/will the feds successfully pull back the money? If they do, would that mean $1B or even $...
by Tiller
May 15th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4440
Views: 388245

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

If we were to build (or if we built) our light rail system mostly in a series of cut-and-cover tunnels, we could prevent cracks by making them climate controlled. 8-)
by Tiller
May 3rd, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 809
Views: 76331

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Is there a chance this still gets moved to the CP rail spur? Why is that shown on the LPA and labeled as to be studied still? They plan on analyzing using W 7th vs the CP Rail Spur in more detail before deciding on which of the two they'll use (and how), but only for the highlighted section (I thin...
by Tiller
May 2nd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 687
Views: 83512

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

How about "pedestrian access from the whole parking lot, bike access from select spots"
by Tiller
April 24th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4640

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Looking at it, you can tell they're just forcing the new lines into the existing format. A fresh format designed to handle the whole region would be nice. hBRT on highway 36 would also be nice. (pretty please!)
by Tiller
April 19th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Maplewood, North St Paul, & Oakdale - General Topics
Replies: 18
Views: 1895

Re: Maplewood, North St Paul, & Oakdale - General Topics

Another batch of apartments is going up in Maplewood near the mall, wedged between County Rd D and the Bruce Vento Trail (immediately north of Costco). It has 152 units and 4 stories. It's called the "Trails Edge Apartments". https://i.imgur.com/uD9D8G4 (<too big to embed) https://i.imgur.com/FDyqfx...
by Tiller
April 18th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122042

Re: Southside - General Topics

I bet the difference between $1200/month and $1500-1600/month is whether utilities are included.
by Tiller
April 10th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 509
Views: 61869

Re: Rochester

Are there any 16 story buildings going up in Rochester right now?
by Tiller
March 26th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122042

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anyone have the scoop on the city's side of this? It doesn't really mention why it must be redone.

Help Bull's Horn build an eco-friendly parking lot, get discounted beer

http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/he ... /507664931
by Tiller
March 5th, 2019, 1:07 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 41
Views: 3098

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

We should ask Ryan companies what kind of density they'd need to cut that subsidy down to $50M, and even down to $0!

(and of course we should then upzone the site for those densities)
by Tiller
February 28th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 188
Views: 35049

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

What technology companies would also need production/logistics space? Amazon would have that kind of need, but I've never heard of companies like Facebook, Google, & Microsoft needing it. Maybe Apple? (because they have physical products?)

I bet it's Amazon.
by Tiller
February 3rd, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 524
Views: 45400

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

Cool, thanks for the info. That's incredible that a station could cost $400,000. Where is all the money going? It's basically four poles, a few slabs of glass and a computer, right? I've never looked too closely at how they're constructed, though you've gotta tear the area up to put in utilities an...
by Tiller
February 2nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 498
Views: 42309

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I wanted to get a Kia Soul EV for my first car but they weren't even sold in MN. Still haven't gotten a car, but the first one is gonna be a Tesla now.
by Tiller
February 2nd, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 524
Views: 45400

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

To those skilled in back of the napkin math, I'm curious how aBRT costs add up. I know they're dramatically cheaper than LRT, but still it's hard to figure out how these still cost so much. Like, what does a bus cost? I have no idea, but let's say $500K (which seems really high?). And let's say a t...
by Tiller
December 23rd, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 21594

Re: Arby’s Island

The only compromise I can see is a walkup/bike-up window (like Terzo at 50th & Penn, or early Dairy Queen’s). Slight tangent, but I LOVE walkup(/bikeup) windows. They're a great amenity for pedestrians and add street-level activity. The dairy queen I grew up with (on white bear ave near hillcrest) ...
by Tiller
December 21st, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 490
Views: 48251

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Are you a "resident, employee, visitor, business owner, or landowner"?

Maplewood is soliciting input for what will likely become the station area plan for the Maplewood Mall & St John's stations.

https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMN/status/ ... 87397?s=19
by Tiller
December 19th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10244

Re: Metropolitan Council

She was just reelected to serve a second term as Mayor of Maplewood...a term which hasn't even begun yet. She seems like a fine candidate to lead the Met Council, with her long legislative experience, mayoral experience, etc. But the timing is odd for her and for Maplewood, which will have a vacant...
by Tiller
December 12th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 524
Views: 45400

Re: Midtown Greenway

Finding and lobbying Minneapolis city council members (and the mayor), and Hennepin County Commissioners is an actionable thing.

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