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by Tiller
February 21st, 2018, 2:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester
Replies: 419
Views: 47340

Re: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester

High speed bus service has been a topic of conversation before...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNixDlRoMvA
by Tiller
February 18th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 802
Views: 68868

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

There's $10m in the fund for it today and it's expected to stand at $17m by the end of 2018. We still have at least 24 years before we'd hit the funding mark for the streetcar (assuming an average of $10m value captured per year) to change our minds (or maybe like 10 if they decide to use bonds). 5-...
by Tiller
February 14th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 99
Views: 10596

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

Another re-bid? This seems to be a pattern developing, but I don't feel informed enough to speculate on what the significance is. There's an active labor shortage in the construction trades and the economy is good, so construction inflation is high and affecting all projects like this. This is also...
by Tiller
February 12th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?
Replies: 53
Views: 3060

Re: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?

Looks like the two districts swung left relative to 2016's results, roughly proportional to the democrats' current generic congressional ballot advantage (which has shrunk over the past few months).
by Tiller
February 11th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 7250 France Avenue - Edina
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: 7250 France Avenue - Edina

Multimodal wrote:
February 11th, 2018, 8:14 am
Yeah, I need to find out why the Southdale District Task Force is pushing for those large setbacks. I don’t understand that.
Maybe they want even wider roads in the future. Probably nothing good like a multimodal multiway boulevard though.
by Tiller
February 7th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 218
Views: 10240

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Thissen has dropped out.
by Tiller
February 5th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 846
Views: 82577

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I'd be in favor of eliminating the gas tax in favor of Carbon Tax + Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax, though both are nonstarters until the DFL can (maybe) retake the senate (in 2020, at the earliest).
by Tiller
February 4th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1167
Views: 134889

Re: MSP Airport

I have a question for you guys that know way more about airports/airlines than me (I know very little). Because my partner is from NYC, we plan on regularly visiting his friends/family there to the tune of 3-4 times a year. What airline(s) would you recommend using (or any other tips you have) for f...
by Tiller
January 31st, 2018, 11:58 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 218
Views: 10240

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Liebling and Coleman don't have effective state-wide campaigns, so setting everything else aside, they're probably the least electable. Rebecca Otto and Tim Walz are my top 2 atm. Rebecca if you want someone more progressive and Walz if you want someone more electable (without sacrificing too much o...
by Tiller
January 29th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 218
Views: 10240

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

http://m.startribune.com/star-tribune-minnesota-poll-delivers-promising-results-for-republicans/470291373/ *Alarm Bells* The Star Tribune's first election year poll is complete and, all things considered, it was a good series of results for Minnesota Republicans. President Donald Trump's job approva...
by Tiller
January 23rd, 2018, 1:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51227

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

A couple weeks ago a friend was having a birthday party at the gay 90's, and my partner and I ate elsewhere downtown beforehand. We tried using the skyways to get most of the way there to the lumber exchange (?) (according to a random skyway map we found), but part of it was closed so we couldn't ma...
by Tiller
January 23rd, 2018, 1:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor) BRT
Replies: 309
Views: 45099

Re: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor) BRT

I mean, it's basically a road that only buses are allowed on, so any plow *could* do it. I would guess if metro transit already has a preferred model of plow they use, they'd get a few more of those.
by Tiller
January 17th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 250
Views: 18917

Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Anyone know much about "City Club Apartments"? They're a multifamily housing development/management/ect company and they just bought the apartment complex I live in (they went around inspecting apartments and notices were left on doors). I didn't find anything helpful online, though I'm also not sur...
by Tiller
January 15th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 218
Views: 10240

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

An email I just got: We have an exciting update on the campaign: Today Our Revolution MN endorsed Rebecca for Governor! Our Rev MN LogoRebecca was the top vote-getter with 53% of the vote of Our Revolution MN members. Our Revolution MN gave Rebecca's questionnaire a 91% favorable rating. Our Revolut...
by Tiller
January 13th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?
Replies: 53
Views: 3060

Re: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?

Someone upthread mentioned the MN Constitution states the Lt Gov may not hold any other elected office at the same time. Thus Tina Smith couldn't be both a Senator and Lt Gov, assuming it means all elected offices and not just Minnesotan elected offices.
by Tiller
January 7th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 846
Views: 82577

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Yay for grade separating this intersection, nay for the roundabouts taking up all that space and ruining the area for pedestrians for the next couple generations.
by Tiller
January 6th, 2018, 5:55 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 53
Views: 6497

Re: Edina – General Topics

It allows SFHs in St Paul, and I'd imagine it's that way most places. Usually SFHs are only phased out as a by-right land use in higher density/mixed use zoning classifications.
by Tiller
December 20th, 2017, 11:38 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 250
Views: 18917

Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Does anyone know what's going on with the earthmoving going on kitty-corner to the MoA at the Old Shakopee Rd/Killebrew Dr/24th Ave intersection? Also, I don't have any pictures right now, but there's a small apartment building near the intersection of Old Shakopee Rd and Old Cedar Ave that looks ne...
by Tiller
December 4th, 2017, 6:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 18948

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

mplser wrote:
December 1st, 2017, 8:34 pm
it will RUIN the CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD! WHAT ARE THEY THINKING???? yeah lets all go to the meeting lol
This seems like an opportunity for a hilarious streets.mn outing, is there an actual meeting we can go to? :lol:

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