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by Bakken2016
January 14th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4490
Views: 410997

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's striking how much more willing they are to build expensive bridges to grade separate this line out in wealthy suburbia than they were to do the same for the two dense lines running in the core. Imagine how much cleaner the Snelling / University intersection would be if they'd built a tunnel or...
by Bakken2016
December 16th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242874

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

mamundsen wrote:Metro transit did a big refresh on their website. Ill be interested to see if there are any new features.
Ease of use and bringing the website into a modern design are the main changes.


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by Bakken2016
December 5th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242874

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

I’ve sat on those plastic seats, personally I find that they hurt your back side. I understand that they’re easier to clean, but I’m not the biggest fan of them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I don’t think the final design will be a carbon copy of the test ones. Sent from my iPhone using Tapat...
by Bakken2016
December 5th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242874

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

A synopsis of a locked article is cool. But let's support local journalism by not literally copy-pasting the stuff they've worked on. Especially since this could be summed up as: Metro Transit is moving forward with plastic seats on light rail because they're easier to clean. My apologies, I will r...
by Bakken2016
December 5th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4490
Views: 410997

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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by Bakken2016
November 25th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 217
Views: 25450

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

In just three months, we need to be building these faster! http://www.startribune.com/ridership-tops-1-million-on-metro-transit-s-c-line-rapid-bus-from-minneapolis-to-brooklyn-center/565437302/ It's 5 months. Still impressive though. Oops, that’s what I meant! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by Bakken2016
November 25th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 217
Views: 25450

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

In just three months, we need to be building these faster!

http://www.startribune.com/ridership-to ... 565437302/
by Bakken2016
November 7th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1070
Views: 163459

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I'm glad it's gone. the heavy stream of out-of-towners that frequent the restaurants in that area deserve something that demonstrates the strength of our food scene. I hope Newsroom is next. I haven't dined there in a long time, and it was always for business functions where I wasn't the one paying...
by Bakken2016
October 23rd, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)
Replies: 52
Views: 6576

Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

Silophant wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 8:48 am
How does SWLRT work, then? Is it specifically exempt? I know the Red Line is operated by MVTA for that reason.

Same question about the Orange Line. That's going to be MT-operated, right?
SWLRT and Orange Line will be operated by Metro Transit.
by Bakken2016
October 23rd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 141
Views: 26709

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

I like how this building turned out. I see that they participate in an affordable housing program, but I don't understand how with these income restrictions and the base rent of a 1 bedroom how someone at that income can afford that. I did the math that is about 31% of your income.
by Bakken2016
October 19th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242874

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

mamundsen wrote:You’re right. Is is C and D that will share stations?
Yep through downtown Minneapolis, and in Brooklyn Center.


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by Bakken2016
October 19th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242874

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

Trying to decide the best place to post this... As the 8th street construction starts to wrap up, I’ve been thinking that either they should have A) reduced it one more lane to make it two lanes wide for the full stretch B) planned for 2 car lanes, and 1 dedicated bus lane. For the construction it ...
by Bakken2016
October 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242874

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

Northtown Mall wants to move the transit center to the south parking lot so that the land can be developed. The neighborhood adjacent (which is in Spring Lake Park) to the new transit center isn't happy. https://www.hometownsource.com/abc_newspapers/news/government/spring-lake-park-opposes-proposed...
by Bakken2016
July 17th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 83
Views: 15079

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

DanPatchToget wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 12:25 pm
There goes any chance of Target Field Station actually being a transit hub.
Why do you say that? any future commuter train could most likely use the current Northstar platform.
by Bakken2016
July 17th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 83
Views: 15079

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

ICONIC! and the filling in the gap in pedestrian amenities will be revolutionary!
by Bakken2016
June 21st, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 140
Views: 20590

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

The escalator will go right up next to that service desk and convenience store at the East entrance of the mall.
by Bakken2016
June 20th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 116611

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Silophant wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 9:43 am
Opat has spent about 20 years dragging this project along, so he's probably not the most reliable source on this topic.
I was being sarcastic, lol
by Bakken2016
June 20th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 116611

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

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Looks like Opat is still pretty sure it will work out...


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by Bakken2016
June 12th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242874

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Rail and BRT were up in May 2019 over 2018, so I think it was just a bad quarter due to the weather and closures!


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