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by intercomnut
September 19th, 2017, 6:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 541
Views: 62191

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

New LRV must have arrived. Metro Transit bought 3 or 4 LRVs for the Super Bowl. I do not believe they are the Type 3. Out of curiosity, do you mean 3 LRV aka one train or three full train sets? If it just 3 LRV, I feel like one extra train isn't going to make the biggest difference. Another reason ...
by intercomnut
September 16th, 2017, 3:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project
Replies: 98
Views: 9564

Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Awesome. I wonder if the $1.75M grant is to cover the full purchase price of 3-4 electric buses to be mixed in on the C Line, or if it's to cover the cost differential to make the whole C Line fleet electric over diesel? Also, when is this supposed to open, now? I paged back to the beginning of the...
by intercomnut
September 10th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1309
Views: 108617

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

The intersections won't be no turn on red... exactly. But once the new signals are installed, there will be a leading bicycle interval, with no turns permitted during that interval: https://3kpnuxym9k04c8ilz2quku1czd-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Wash-Ave-Animation.gif At least,...
by intercomnut
August 20th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1151
Views: 107241

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I don't think the reasoning was ever officially explained very well, but I don't think they would have been able to do one consistent detour route throughout the entirety of the construction project very easily. When buses were first rerouted to Marquette, 2nd, and 3rd, there was a resurfacing proj...
by intercomnut
August 1st, 2017, 8:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1697
Views: 147943

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Same. Aside from the 698, they don't let ANY of their service grow or be tweaked in any way if it shows any sign of lower ridership. Demand for a bus along 494 to MOA? Nah, we tried that for 4 months without any sort of advertising and it didn't work. Private bus service, isn't is just flawless? To...
by intercomnut
August 1st, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1697
Views: 147943

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

SW Transit routes 684 and 694 will be suspended and replaced with flex circulator routes. https://swtransit.org/route-alerts/route-684-suspension/ I like the concept, especially since it gives more coverage and service than the 694. Hopefully it works out. It's unfortunate they didn't tweak this se...
by intercomnut
July 21st, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 249
Views: 45474

Re: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)

Does anyone know when the raised bike lanes on Washington are supposed to be open? The street itself is all completed for the most part that I've seen but they've still got bike lane closed signs blocking the new raised lanes that look pretty done to me. What are they waiting on? They're waiting un...
by intercomnut
July 8th, 2017, 1:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1697
Views: 147943

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

One thing I'm confused about is that I looked at the presentation slides from February. It said Bidirectional signaling would be installed from Target field to US Bank Stadium station. I haven't seen any evidence of that yet, or maybe I missed something, they also took out the train signals between...
by intercomnut
June 22nd, 2017, 7:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1697
Views: 147943

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

It's entirely possible that a well timed smart traffic system would make things better for both cars and LRT. Agreed. I think what they mean is if there's no train, there's no bar signal. At some of the lights, when there's a train signal and no train, no one is allowed to move. This eliminates that.
by intercomnut
June 16th, 2017, 9:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 660
Views: 44183

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Another benefit of a sales tax is that it captures revenue from people visiting the area. Many of them use/benefit from our transit system. This way, they help pay for it.
by intercomnut
May 11th, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 130
Views: 13582

Re: Fantasy maps

The only reason we keep the Gold Line called as such is to prevent Ramsey County from getting mad about all the LRT getting built in Hennepin. To a lesser extent, same goes for the Red and Orange, though I wonder if that'll change now that we don't care so much about what Dakota County thinks about...
by intercomnut
May 10th, 2017, 11:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
Replies: 155
Views: 12425

Re: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)

It appears we may have a transportation bill after all. The anti-LRT language has been deleted in conference committee, and Linda Runbeck (R-Circle Pines) is pissed. So if she's pissed at her own party leadership, maybe that bodes well for getting a bill through. One thing this article does not add...
by intercomnut
May 8th, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
Replies: 155
Views: 12425

Re: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)

If the legislature doesn't mess up any new transportation bill, would metro transit still be facing it's operating shortfall? Yes, it would. If CTIB breaks up, the money the counties raise can't go toward general operating funds. The funds have to go toward building and operating a specific list of...
by intercomnut
May 3rd, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 82
Views: 7604

Re: City living trends and predictions

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by intercomnut
April 28th, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 14
Views: 837

D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

Metro Transit is getting to work on the station plan for the D Line. Here's where they're at on the stations: https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/1/media/abrt/dline/2017-04-10-d-line-map.jpg According to the public engagement plan , these areas need more outreach before they decide the general l...
by intercomnut
April 24th, 2017, 5:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 786
Views: 89228

Re: Southside - General Topics

It's true. I went last week. It was fun, though loud and busy. If you like pinball even a bit, I'd recommend popping in at least once. If you don't like pinball, do not bother. They did have a really good selection of games. My two favorites were Star Trek: TNG and Wizard of Oz. So elaborate! Also,...
by intercomnut
April 8th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1697
Views: 147943

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Qhaberl wrote:
April 8th, 2017, 10:17 am
How come this work can not be done during the night? That would cause less disruption.
Part of the issue I'm guessing is that the Green Line runs 24/7. And I have seen them do bus bridges just for the overnight Green Line before.
by intercomnut
April 8th, 2017, 6:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1697
Views: 147943

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

At least three more light rail shutdowns planned before spring/summer are done:
  • May 12-14: Franklin-38th
  • June 1-5: Target Field to Franklin/Stadium Village
  • June 23-July 3 (yes, you're reading that right): Target Field to Franklin/Stadium Village
by intercomnut
March 31st, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1151
Views: 107241

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Aboveground construction will start Monday.

http://www.startribune.com/nicollet-mal ... 417794813/

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