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by DanPatchToget
October 17th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 152
Views: 23389

Re: Introductions

I also didn't know this thread existed. My real name is Eric. Dan Patch is the rail line between Minneapolis and Northfield (active freight line, but also a proposed passenger rail line), which I live pretty close to in Bloomington. Toget is Norwegian for train. I'm not from Norway, but I have Norwe...
by DanPatchToget
October 17th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 475
Views: 44056

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Yeah, even if this is NIMBYism, we have enough parking. If they want a park & ride put it somewhere that isn't a historic downtown.
by DanPatchToget
October 16th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2123
Views: 192362

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Where are more people traveling on this bus: through downtown, or into downtown? That should give you the answer as to whether it should be a quicker trip on Washington as a sort-of downtown bypass, or making a jaunt into the core.
by DanPatchToget
October 16th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District - Edina
Replies: 91
Views: 10796

Re: Grandview District - Edina

http://www.startribune.com/edina-grandv ... 497641371/

Not that I care that much about a highway cap, but I do wish the pedestrian infrastructure in this area was improved.
by DanPatchToget
October 12th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 448
Views: 46396

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Anondson wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Well Three Rivers, Hennepin, Met Council have it on their bike trail comprehensive plans.
So does Dakota County, and the railroad (CP) said no even though a train hasn't been on that route in 20 years.
by DanPatchToget
October 12th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 448
Views: 46396

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Not even one mention of possible passenger rail on the MN&S? They do know MnDOT has this route on their passenger rail plan, right?

At least they aren't assuming CP will abandon it and a rail-trail will be put in like Bloomington and Burnsville are.
by DanPatchToget
October 11th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ryan Companies Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 28
Views: 602

Re: Ford Plant Redevelopment - Highland Park

Is CP planning to abandon it? A couple of the railroad crossings have been paved over so it seems like any day now they will. And will that also be developed at some point?
by DanPatchToget
October 11th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ryan Companies Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 28
Views: 602

Re: Ford Plant Redevelopment - Highland Park

Why is a large chunk of the Ford Rail Yard not developed in those renderings? Saving it for green space, a park, or something else (besides a trail and maybe transitway)?
by DanPatchToget
October 11th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 78913

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

Having looked at the redevelopment plans for Burnsville Center, which you can find here (its the October 9th City Council Work Session): http://www.ci.burnsville.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=158, I'm wondering how the Orange Line will be routed assuming this is how the development will look. Seems like, com...
by DanPatchToget
October 9th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 162
Views: 20529

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Apologies if this has already been discussed, but what are they doing on the southern side of EP Center? I drove past yesterday and saw some demolition and construction work.
by DanPatchToget
October 7th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 999
Views: 98711

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Townhomes proposed in Mound near the "transit center"-https://www.cityofmound.com/vertical/Sites/%7B2E4C20C8-5A79-4517-A724-CB4891DAF341%7D/uploads/Mound_Harbor_History_PPT_FINAL_for_072418.pdf Emphasis was put on not wanting mixed-use development. I like the original plan more, and of particular in...
by DanPatchToget
October 6th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 167
Views: 20117

Re: Fantasy maps

My intercity and regional rail system map of the entire state:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/141802592 ... ed-public/
by DanPatchToget
October 5th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2123
Views: 192362

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

kellonathan wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Starting October 13, several stops will be eliminated to speed up route #2. Glad to see some 1/4mi stop spacing in action. We should do this system-wide.

https://www.metrotransit.org/route-2
*Except in the suburbs. We need all the bus stops we can get.
by DanPatchToget
October 4th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 346
Views: 49005

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

I'm still not getting what this "LOOP" is... an extension from Union Depot to Smith Ave that crosses downtown and doesn't force a transfer to the Green Line? That's not a loop, that's an extension. And it makes sense. Know what else makes sense and would drive ridership? Extending it to Minneapolis...
by DanPatchToget
October 3rd, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 346
Views: 49005

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

What is the projected ridership of the Gold Line? IIRC it is in the 5-7k range. A 2% increase in project budget that results in a 10-20% increase in ridership is a steal at twice the price. Why, exactly, wouldn’t we want to do this? Like Silophant said, to make people go through Union Depot so it l...
by DanPatchToget
October 2nd, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 346
Views: 49005

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Its not very convenient transferring from a bus at Union Depot to the Green Line and vice versa, so it doesn't make much sense to end it there and require people to transfer to get to their downtown jobs. The Gold Line should keep running on local streets through Downtown St. Paul and have a stop by...
by DanPatchToget
September 27th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4233
Views: 363897

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

What happened to the issue over the railroad historic district or whatever the hell it was called? The area that's just gravel pits, an impound lot, a train track, a trail, and a crumbling retaining wall.

Why were they required to dig only at Royalston and not other places, or the entire route?
by DanPatchToget
September 27th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 78913

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

Maybe also Diamond Lake Road?
by DanPatchToget
September 26th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 78913

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

If we can build an online station for a route with minuscule ridership four years after it opened (the Red Line) then we can do it for a route that will be much more successful.
by DanPatchToget
September 26th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 78913

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

When the Orange Line starts operating will it continue to be referred to as 98th Street Station? Seems odd when it already has the name South Bloomington Transit Center.

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