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by Korh
July 27th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 816
Views: 101513

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Anyone know how much has the project progressed in the past few months?
Cause just if it's still expected to open in 2021 I wonder if it might end up underperforming more than the red line did when it started service.
by Korh
July 5th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4589
Views: 444675

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think the final decision to tear it down and rebuild was left with SWtransit. I think I remember something about them wanting to do something TOD with the land the own around the station but I think it was minor at best and I think the main reason was to expand it. Also somewhat disagree that 20 y...
by Korh
July 3rd, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 357
Views: 45745

Re: Northern Lights Express

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/busin ... te-backing
Honestly not surprised about this, wonder if the NLX is just the exception or other shovel ready projects will be put on low priority for the foreseeable future.
by Korh
June 13th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 277
Views: 47936

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Combined this with the already existing apartments and the cold storage site and the area around the Blake station might end up being the densest part of Hopkins, and I don't think its in danger of being reduced given its a decent distance away from any single family homes, but I could be wrong. Als...
by Korh
June 10th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1613
Views: 163110

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Kinda wish they could extend the normandale blvd trail north to cross over 494 to connect to the nine mile trail somehow and maybe laying the groundwork for a good north/south route the somewhat mirrors the 6, but that might be kinda difficult since that would either mean digging a tunnel at 100 or ...
by Korh
April 7th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4589
Views: 444675

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Not sure if it'll speed up the SWLRT by much, but If the outbreak had happened two summers ago, I think they might of been able to close 35W down completely for the Orange Line/Downtown to Crosstown project (or at least save a lot of headaches with how much of a mess that was)
by Korh
April 6th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I kinda think the hospitalization rate right might be a little more accurate in terms of the overall spread albeit 1-2 weeks behind when factoring the incubation period since it doesn't really matter if you screwed up testing if you need to be hospitalized because of Covid-19 at that point. Know If ...
by Korh
March 23rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5826

Re: Work from home and road congestion

You know I wonder if construction on some project might speed up a little given the low traffic levels making it easier to do more extensive work.
by Korh
February 28th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 99015

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Two quick things scrolling through the last few pages Wasn't the whole talk of the Nicollet streetcar halted in the first place over the potential backlash over having to reconstruct the mall again so soon after it just reopened? You can argue that the reconstruction should of included the streetcar...
by Korh
February 20th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 30040

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A small little development, but it looks like the MOA Transit Station is getting a Caribou. Would love to see more stuff like this around our transit stations. https://twitter.com/mallofamerica/status/1229842090852528134 So combined with the caribou at target field that makes 2 out of 37 lrt statio...
by Korh
February 8th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4589
Views: 444675

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Very interested to see what happens with their express routes and the ridership between the two if/when they keep them. Not something I would use much anymore, but I’m still annoyed Metro Transit nerfed the off peak 94 to put people on the slower train. If urban users were forced into that, southwe...
by Korh
February 8th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4589
Views: 444675

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I wonder how many of these routes will come to pass in the 5-6 years since they where first made Still say the 12 will be completely cut and replace it with the 612 (though I'm somewhat willing to say they should keep the 12 number for the route) 17 extended to Blake Rd. Station makes sense given th...
by Korh
February 5th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4589
Views: 444675

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think I remember some people saying that the frequency of the 612 might be upped from a bus every 30 mins to one every 15 as well as maybe rerouting it in some of the circles, but I haven't really seen an official statement. I'm also somewhat expecting the 12 to be cut but that's mainly due to the...
by Korh
January 21st, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 380
Views: 54787

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Not totally sure where to post this, but searching for keywords "St. Louis Chicago Rail" mostly pulled up this thread. A few weeks ago family from the St. Louis area mentioned that the upgrade to supposed high-speed rail to Chicago still wasn't finished. I was initially skeptical, because I know th...
by Korh
January 15th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 380
Views: 54787

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

https://twitter.com/ByJanetMoore/status/1217571661224054784 I don't quite get how there can be $10M of environmental and design work for extending two Hiawatha trips from Milwaukee to St Paul (according to the feasibility study from like a decade ago), but, hey, potential progress! Many years ago I...
by Korh
January 6th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 279892

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

With regards to the ticket machine maintenance, I've said it before and I'll say it again but I wish metro would push card and app payments more in the hopes of phasing out the ticket machines to an extent since they seem to cost less to maintain and offer the added benefits of offering more flexibl...
by Korh
January 5th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 279892

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

I'm pretty sure I am in the minority on the forum by kinda disagrees in just making Metro Transit completely free since while most people say the fare box recovery ratio is so small that it would be better to just fully subsidize it, I do think it might be worth while taking steps to improve it sinc...
by Korh
January 4th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Walkability in Greater MN
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Walkability in Greater MN

I've been thinking about this idea for a while now. I'm pretty sure everyone here agrees that promoting walkabilty and other smart growth related ideas (Mixed land use, sense of place, TOD, etc.) in the metro is a good thing, but I wonder if the same could be said about Greater MN. And when I say Gr...
by Korh
January 3rd, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 277
Views: 47936

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

I wonder if this will mean Mainstreet has more of something than it does of antique stores

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