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by Tiller
October 1st, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 58577

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

The highway 52 route was picked for political reasons more than geometric reasons. The official Zip Rail study was paused during the alternatives analysis phase - technically a route hasn't been selected.
by Tiller
September 24th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 213
Views: 26700

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

How about commercial rent control and some kind of right-of-first-refusal for commercial tenets like these? We could be getting new housing density while preserving the commercial density we already have. MN only pre-empts residential rent control in statute 471.9996.
by Tiller
September 24th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Regional Water Resources (Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes)
Replies: 30
Views: 3121

Re: Regional Water Resources (Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes)

What’s the alternative? Asking earnestly. Buying them out and forcing these houses off your tax rolls seems no cheaper/better. Depends. How long will it take the property taxes from the 2-3 dozen single family homes around Twin Lake to pay for the $70,000 in expenses from this event? And how often ...
by Tiller
September 20th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17432

Re: Crime

If we want to fight crime, then we need to fight the causes of crime: poverty and segregation. Having more police officers doesn't address either of those.
by Tiller
July 27th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237983

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

I appreciate that they're extending the span of service on the 64. :D (ignore the 3 peak trips that are cut. :( ) ROUTE 64 • Select trips will be extended for earlier morning service to Maplewood Mall and North St. Paul on weekends, plus a later weekday trip from Maplewood Mall leaving at 12:21 a.m....
by Tiller
July 24th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: New York City
Replies: 130
Views: 15114

Re: New York City

This is fantastic. Now we just need a lawsuit that forces the construction of sidewalks and ramps throughout the 7 county Twin Cities area. :D https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/454368-judge-approves-new-york-agreement-to-install-wheelchair-ramps-at-all The agreement will require pedestrian ra...
by Tiller
July 19th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 134
Views: 26861

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

Reminds me a bit of the freeway cap in Duluth.
by Tiller
July 12th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237983

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

Now we just need lake street to be on that list. Fantastic to have movement on dedicated bus lanes.
by Tiller
July 10th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Local Labor Actions
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Local Labor Actions

Here's a fun new topic. How about the Prime Day strike this coming week? This is one of the best articles on it.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... our-pledge
by Tiller
June 26th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 84
Views: 13239

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Tower crane went up in the last couple weeks at the approximate site of the future high-rise hotel at the Viking Lakes project in Eagan. I could make out a Kraus-Anderson trailer. Eagan permits don't seem to indicate a tower being constructed yet (wasn't even sure it was approved). Anyone know anyt...
by Tiller
June 19th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115575

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Would be nice to use the West Broadway streetcar alignment between Robbinsdale and downtown (before going out to Brooklyn Park). It skips the Railroad bs and provides good crosstown & radial transit service instead. Just gotta get from the original blue line to Washington ave somehow to serve the no...
by Tiller
June 14th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 267
Views: 33850

Re: Road Geek Topics

Who do we need to lobby to get a (permanent?) traffic enforcement campaign at this specific intersection? It would only take like 1-2 cops to go car to car writing tickets for blocking the box.
by Tiller
June 6th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site
Replies: 13
Views: 3042

Re: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site

The "future land use" for this site in the 2040 land use map was nearly entirely single family homes, with a tiny "business node" on larpentuer. I grew up near here, and would hate that result. Hopefully that is just a placeholder, but unless we push elected officials and organize to make it happen ...
by Tiller
May 28th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 99
Views: 10879

Re: Tunnels!

The only "hyperloop" thing that could ever be feasible would be sticking some kind of HSR or Maglev in a vacuum tube to eliminate air resistance (perhaps for only part of a journey). And if he wants the boring company to be viable, it should be focusing on making tunnel boring for subways more affor...
by Tiller
May 21st, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15585

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

I get the frustration of a bus stopping ahead of you when driving. It's also frustrating when your bus stops to pick up/drop off people, and cars don't let it back in, refusing to yield. Transit riders can't avoid those cars failing to yield, but cars can take an alternate route.
by Tiller
May 17th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237983

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: 4470
Views: 406436

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: 810
Views: 79043

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: 740
Views: 94975

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: 5404

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!)

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