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by DanPatchToget
October 21st, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 57161

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

One thing that needs to happen is to build more of a base in the MSP region for these services rather than relying on individual regions in Greater MN to lobby for their lines. This. The Greater MN regions all are absolutely auto-dependent so a train into the Cities, while nice for commuters or cas...
by DanPatchToget
October 19th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rochester Transit Line
Replies: 20
Views: 2732

Re: Rochester Transit Line

If the mayor really wants rail in Rochester then help bring the Twin Cities-Rochester rail service back into the spotlight.
by DanPatchToget
October 18th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)
Replies: 51
Views: 5686

Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

Has anyone tried MVTA Connect? I did between two random areas in Burnsville and it worked pretty well. I only had to wait 15 minutes for the bus.
by DanPatchToget
October 18th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: Shakopee

Anondson wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 7:26 am
A stadium not on an LRT line...
If they build it next to the Union Pacific line we could change that. ;)
by DanPatchToget
October 16th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 189
Views: 25405

Re: Fantasy maps

Map of options for realigned regional rail routes through Minneapolis and stations. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TMfRWxkwixEs94KNU5YbfKjvpam32zKP&usp=sharing Interesting! Re: the max build option, I think if we were gonna open up the tunneling options I'd prefer to use the time and money on tr...
by DanPatchToget
October 12th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 189
Views: 25405

Re: Fantasy maps

Map of options for realigned regional rail routes through Minneapolis and stations. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TMfRW ... sp=sharing
by DanPatchToget
October 10th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 189
Views: 25405

Re: Fantasy maps

It'll be interesting if one of these routes could work. Did the Northstar have a circulating bus? Second scooters and bikes provide competition of the year. I noticed a lady taking a scooter to hear car near the Metro Transit garage on 7th yesterday. The Northstar had Route 20, which was discontinu...
by DanPatchToget
October 6th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9193

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Southwest LRT and the E Line are two completely different routes. In addition to connections south to Edina an ABRT route on France to Excelsior would also provide connections to Uptown and along Hennepin Avenue. Yeah the B Line will provide connections from West Lake to Uptown, but I'd rather have ...
by DanPatchToget
October 5th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9193

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

It's a bit of a complex route, but the rationale does make sense and it hopefully will still be fairly straightforward to navigate with the exception of the segment between France and Hennepin. Hopefully they have a concrete plan to keep the buses moving through that section smoothly, because that'...
by DanPatchToget
October 3rd, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 57161

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

Best real world example that I can think of for what rail on Highway 52 would look like is the New Mexico Rail Runner where it operates in the middle of I-25 for a certain length. Just from a glance at images and Streetview there’s definitely some grade changes, but I don’t know how similar they are...
by DanPatchToget
October 1st, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 57161

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

Would they really pick a route that they didn't even know if the geography was suitable for trains?

The only other options are going through farm fields, which is politically extremely difficult, or the long way via Owatonna.
by DanPatchToget
October 1st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 57161

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

According to a colleague the grade changes on Highway 52 would make it difficult if not impossible to have rail going along it; is this true? Is there a way to find out what the grade is on Highway 52?
by DanPatchToget
September 10th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93011

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I hadn’t realized until now northbound trains from Fridley have to go all the way to Coon Creek Junction to get on the north/westbound main. Would a crossover closer to Fridley help ease train traffic?
by DanPatchToget
September 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403898

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Those bridges were built in the mid 1970s. I think CP owned the southern bridge as they inherited it from the Soo Line who inherited it from the Milwaukee Road.
by DanPatchToget
September 4th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403898

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

When was the channel built? That should tell you when the bridge was built. The rail line itself was built in the 1870s.

It’s at least 80 years old as I see it looking at 1938 aerial images.
by DanPatchToget
August 24th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)
Replies: 51
Views: 5686

Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

Is it just me or is their service will really confusing with all the letters and shuttles? It also didn't seem clear how you request for the flex service to go off the main route. Service between Eden Prairie and Bloomington could be a hell of a lot better but they don't seem to be trying to make it...
by DanPatchToget
August 15th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93011

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I bet Northstar was considered fantasy, and look what happened.

Reopening the Great Northern Depot or Milwaukee Road Depot in downtown to passenger trains is fantasy, but what we’ve been discussing is well within the realm of reality.
by DanPatchToget
August 15th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93011

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

This long conversation belongs in Fantasy Maps or Intercity Rail. Nothing to do with Metro Transit's Northstar... How does this not have to do with Northstar? Whatever changes are made to Target Field Station or a new regional rail hub for Minneapolis would very much have an impact on Northstar. Wh...
by DanPatchToget
August 14th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93011

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

West Minneapolis would be mainly intended for through-routing east/west not north/south. A couple of examples being Wayzata-West MPLS-SPUD-Stillwater and Northfield-West MPLS-SPUD-Hastings. East Minneapolis would be used by trains going north/south from/to SPUD (SPUD-St. Cloud for example) in additi...
by DanPatchToget
August 14th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93011

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Getting Rid of the 394 ramps into downtown would be a nightmare for the ABC ramps. Unless your plan is to also demolish them as well. It sure would be progressive towards a car-less downtown, interesting idea but a bit unrealistic in today's climate. Not trying to put down your ideas, and dreams.. ...

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