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by DanPatchToget
September 23rd, 2018, 1:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 164
Views: 19573

Re: Fantasy maps

Silophant is correct. All of those destinations would be served by BRT or LRT on my rapid transit map which you can find on the previous page of this thread. This is only regional rail, which makes less stops and mostly uses active or abandoned railroad right-of-way. As for the Ring Line not serving...
by DanPatchToget
September 22nd, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 164
Views: 19573

Re: Fantasy maps

Twin Cities regional rail system map-https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CW_28KJXxUN1A8JseDUaG9Ec_eRt9UGC&usp=sharing Approximate system length is 1,270 miles! However, most if not all the routes outside the exurbs would have a single digit number of roundtrips per day. I rerouted the line from Montgo...
by DanPatchToget
September 17th, 2018, 2:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 164
Views: 19573

Re: Fantasy maps

My geographically accurate Metro Arterial System map-https://drive.google.com/open?id=1elKhlcTaeNd8qqpW7zd3sC2n1C6M-mFf&usp=sharing All routes are ABRT except one that's a streetcar. Note that five blocks of Nicollet Mall are not served by ABRT, as this could be a pedestrian-only segment. This assum...
by DanPatchToget
September 15th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 89
Views: 8373

Re: Tunnels!

So are their plans going to be to have every house have a garage with an entrance to these tunnels? Or only houses where the residents can afford to have their garage hooked up to a tunnel system?
by DanPatchToget
September 14th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77337

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

Well, it is also every 15 minutes midday on weekdays, the same as planned Orange Line service. OL is 15 minutes off-peak/weekends, 10 minutes during rush hour. 535 is every 15 at best (or every 30 in Bloomington as others have noted). On a personal level, I'm about equidistant to 76th/Knox or 66th ...
by DanPatchToget
September 14th, 2018, 2:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77337

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

The 15 minute frequency is north of Knox Avenue Park & Ride, everywhere south is 30 minute frequency.
by DanPatchToget
September 13th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77337

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

It’s also possible that the Lake St. station and direct access ramps to downtown won’t be open until near the end of the I-35W project, both of which are pretty key parts of the line. Instead of opening the Orange Line before construction was finished, they decided to add weekend service to route 5...
by DanPatchToget
September 13th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77337

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

It may not have the speed yet, but it would still be nice to have frequent, all-day service along the corridor instead of what we have now. If they can't reach the planned speeds, then they would need more buses and more drivers to meet the original frequency. That might not be possible. Aren't the...
by DanPatchToget
September 12th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77337

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

It may not have the speed yet, but it would still be nice to have frequent, all-day service along the corridor instead of what we have now.
by DanPatchToget
September 11th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77337

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

Survey results from the South Bloomington Transit Center station improvements-https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/sites/default/files/media/Summary%20of%20Survey%20Results.pdf There will be an open house for this station plan on October 1st-https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/plan/98th-street-station-area-plan....
by DanPatchToget
September 11th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2097
Views: 189278

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Is there any place on Earth, besides Tallinn, where the transit system is free? I'm not talking about specific routes or segments like the free rides along Nicollet Mall, but the whole transit system. As for police, yes we absolutely need them on the transit system. However watching the video releas...
by DanPatchToget
September 8th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 103826

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

This is when I wish all of our rail lines were state owned and operations were contracted out to private companies.
by DanPatchToget
September 7th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 103826

Re: RE: Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Thanks for this info! I wish the metro would be far more independent from the Legislature's whims with regard to Transit. Here's hoping that change will start to happen. The metro can only be as independent as the legislature allows us to be. Other tham property taxes, we can't just raise funds on ...
by DanPatchToget
September 7th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 103826

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Can BNSF please provide an explanation of how the Blue Line extension is inconsistent with their passenger principles? This is a spur line used by one freight per day (well two if you count a UP freight for a short stretch) serving small local industries (and once in a blue moon the Monticello Nucle...
by DanPatchToget
September 7th, 2018, 1:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 164
Views: 19573

Re: Fantasy maps

Considering it would only be a 3-4 block walk between the Purple Line and Union Depot I don't think it would be a huge deal not having it serve Union Depot. There's also the question of how many people will take the Purple Line to/from Downtown St. Paul vs. how many people will take the Purple Line ...
by DanPatchToget
September 6th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 164
Views: 19573

Re: Fantasy maps

Geographically to-scale map of my TCRT System: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fjPMY0JlKiW91wJxd-9xISfTaKuKjJ9E&usp=sharing The major changes to it from the not-to-scale map: -Gold Line continues west to Minneapolis on I-94, every other Gold Line bus continuing west from St. Paul -Purple Line goes...
by DanPatchToget
September 6th, 2018, 2:59 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 898
Views: 116220

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

So is there an updated timeline of when this happens, assuming its still happening?

How would the D Line, and dare I say light rail, tie in to this?
by DanPatchToget
September 1st, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 452
Views: 42409

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

I can't read the article because of Europe's stupid privacy policies, but here's what I think: They definitely do not need a park & ride ramp. There is plenty of parking in the suburbs. Encourage people to go to stations by other modes of travel. And this is a downtown district station, that is the ...
by DanPatchToget
August 29th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 133
Views: 11475

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

Do what I do with the West 7th businesses against Riverview and don't patronize them; or patronize them and kindly inform them that you took transit to access their business and upgraded transit would make it easier/better to access the area around their business. Might not change their mind, but th...
by DanPatchToget
August 28th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 133
Views: 11475

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

"Quality of life considerations..." Over a flipping bus stop. Please tell me they're just required to do this meeting and they'll build it anyway. Its a bus stop. Its not like they're putting in an entire transit hub. I would be more than pleased to have this in front of my home or business. Do peop...

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