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by Tiller
April 25th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4135
Views: 343649

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Nationalize the railroads when? Would be a helluva lot easier than how things work now. :roll:
by Tiller
April 14th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 200
Views: 22831

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

(This map was posted by EOst in the Hennepin/E Line thread) https://i.imgur.com/vr6SOFl.png I just want to say how disappointed I am that it looks like Ramsey County got the A Line extension into what appears to be the official aBRT queue. There are many other areas where aBRT should go before the ...
by Tiller
April 9th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 200
Views: 22831

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

When I asked Metro Transit about what happens after the #54 extension's 3-year "demonstration" period was complete... the answer was sort of that it would duplicate the future Rush Line. Part of the methodology for predicting ridership of projects like the Rush Line involves the Met Council's assum...
by Tiller
April 8th, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 200
Views: 22831

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I hope it's not E 7th. To me this area has 3 possible projects. I do not think all three need to happen. Rt 54 extension - starts June 9(?) Rush Line BRT E 7th aBRT Rt 54 extension is to build ridership for E 7th aBRT (and it is starting June 9th! Yay, finally!) From what I've heard over time, Metr...
by Tiller
March 15th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate
Replies: 47
Views: 1246

Re: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate

Labor is the highest cost for providing transit service, I think there's a lot of opportunity for driver-less bus services. Right, losing the driver could bring down costs marginal costs a lot, as long as we don't worry about things like helping disabled passengers board, strapping down wheelchairs...
by Tiller
February 24th, 2018, 1:35 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2103 Wabash
Replies: 23
Views: 2093

Re: 2103 Wabash

Are there relevant/needed kinds of industrial space that could reasonably work in a traditional mixed-use zoning area (if our zoning code were to allow them)?
by Tiller
February 23rd, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Highway 36
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Highway 36

Definitely sarcasm, though the waste of space is still unfortunate. Metro transit studied highway BRT on 36 that would've ended here, but it would have probably been just a park and ride (now with complementary roundabouts!) anyways.
by Tiller
February 21st, 2018, 2:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester
Replies: 420
Views: 47930

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: 69523

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: 10737

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: 3151

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: 966

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: 219
Views: 10715

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: 863
Views: 84612

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: 1173
Views: 136616

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: 219
Views: 10715

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: 219
Views: 10715

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: 473
Views: 52585

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 BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 319
Views: 45989

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: 19140

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...

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