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by DanPatchToget
August 18th, 2018, 1:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?
Replies: 26
Views: 1624

Re: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?

Plans for a BRT route and improved local bus service in Rochester-http://tcbmag.com/news/articles/2018/august/rochester-dmc-prepare-to-roll-out-plans-for-downtown-bus-rapid-transit-service What I'm wondering is if the BRT route will just serve between downtown and park & rides, or will it be useful ...
by DanPatchToget
August 16th, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 936
Views: 101777

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I'm thinking liability/insurance costs are 100% the reason why BNSF doesn't want to share land. This is a branch line with only one train per day, and the only way I could see traffic increase on this line is CP detouring trains from their mainline onto the BNSF line, which was planned a few years a...
by DanPatchToget
August 16th, 2018, 1:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 936
Views: 101777

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Has Trump ever been supportive of public transit? I shouldn't assume, but I never have high hopes that a Republican will support transit investments, especially a light rail line.
by DanPatchToget
August 15th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 333
Views: 47825

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

https://www.twincities.com/2018/08/03/new-metro-transit-gold-line-plan-adds-downtown-st-paul-loop-woodbury-park-and-ride/ So they're proposing buses every 7 minutes during rush hour? I assumed it would be every 10 minutes. And the new eastern terminus is next to some apartments near the Woodbury The...
by DanPatchToget
August 14th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 169
Replies: 100
Views: 10925

Re: U.S. Highway 169

The BRT plan has failure written all over it. Bloomington and Eden Prairie are only served by a station with a few buildings and a giant highway interchange within walking distance, the warehouses in Shakopee aren't directly served, Southbridge isn't served, the frequency does not make it qualify as...
by DanPatchToget
August 10th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185428

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The MVTA is proposing several service cuts and a simplification of one route.
Here's the proposed changes and a survey on it-https://mvta.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSe ... abff19b218
by DanPatchToget
August 9th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185428

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I wouldn't mind having opt-out operators if they coordinated schedules with each other and Metro Transit (for example MT Route 539 connections with MVTA Route 465 at South Bloomington, which last I checked they're scheduled to arrive at the same time but usually one arrives right after the other rou...
by DanPatchToget
August 6th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 118
Views: 13826

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

I'm guessing there's no data to see how many MOA visitors and employees get there by transit?
by DanPatchToget
August 3rd, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50087

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Getting a bit off topic as this is pertains more to the Red line than the Orange. There is zero reason why Lakeville couldn't get serious about connectivity and turn 205th into a bike trail instead of a roadway. From at least Holyoke Ave to Cedar. However that might be unnecessary anyways as 210th ...
by DanPatchToget
August 2nd, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50087

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

I'm going to blame the Google Maps app because when I click your link on my phone it shows a straight shot on Cedar and County Road 50 completely missing Downtown Lakeville, but on my laptop it shows the route going through downtown.
by DanPatchToget
August 1st, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50087

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

That’s like saying Oslo built a Metro Line that terminates at a Narvessen (basically a Norwegian Kwik Trip). I only bring that up because I’m in Oslo right now.

Looking at Matt’s route again, isn’t it a bit of a walk from the actual Downtown Lakeville?
by DanPatchToget
July 31st, 2018, 1:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185428

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

So with all the bus route improvements along with BRT and ABRT routes planned are we going to have enough drivers by the time these lines open? Or are we going to have to pray autonomous buses are developed swiftly? What about train drivers? Do we need to worry about that if/when Southwest and Botti...
by DanPatchToget
July 30th, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 333
Views: 47825

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

I'm sure I'll get ripped mercilessly for even proposing this but wouldn't it make sense to run LRT down the center of 94 as part of rebuild in a dedicated guide way? Take the Green Line/Riverview tracks from UD to the Xcel roughly then go right down the center of 94 with stops at Snelling and Huron...
by DanPatchToget
July 30th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50087

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

Now what are the chances that actually happens over the official plan of ending it at an empty park & ride lot nowhere near either downtown? https://www.google.se/maps/@44.6396209, ... a=!3m1!1e3
by DanPatchToget
July 30th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50087

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

If we're going to discuss hypothetical exurban extensions to BRT lines, I'd rather see the Red Line extended to Downtowns Lakeville and Farmington. Let's connect old urbanized neighborhoods before we try to connect sprawlscapes. https://goo.gl/maps/2V8CTWNW5F22 How exactly are you going to route th...
by DanPatchToget
July 30th, 2018, 6:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185428

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

You’d be surprised. I use the p&r at Maplewood Mall and there are some WI plates. One time I parked next to a Tesla X with WI plates and happened to see the owner when we were headed home. I asked “why?” He said “I drive half my commute to get here, it’s nice to ride the bus for the 2nd half.” But ...
by DanPatchToget
July 30th, 2018, 1:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 722
Views: 75484

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

No, the Orange Line absolutely should not continue to Lakeville Kenrick P&R. There's just no demand for all-day service. I care less about the parking ramp and more about Kenwood Trail where people actually live and work. But just to play policymaker for a moment, I would require the Lakeville City...
by DanPatchToget
July 30th, 2018, 12:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185428

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Doesn't having a park and ride at Manning Ave basically serve the Wisconsin market though? I doubt that anyone is going to put the money up, especially considering the adminstrative issues of having service in two different states. No because it’s not in Wisconsin. How many people are going to driv...
by DanPatchToget
July 29th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 333
Views: 47825

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

^Would this be a Route 94 replacement, or have a few stops in between (such as Snelling) and be in addition to Route 94? Would all Gold Line buses continue to/from Minneapolis, or only a certain number?
by DanPatchToget
July 29th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185428

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

There's even a park & ride for carpoolers, its not in downtown but its a start-https://www.google.se/maps/place/WisDOT+Park+%26+Ride+55-05/@44.9639959,-92.7264027,527m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x87f7e1d9334a0943:0xeda1e3f8a9881235!8m2!3d44.9645787!4d-92.7224784 Would it cost much for a few coach buse...

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