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by Bakken2016
July 17th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)
Replies: 22
Views: 2089

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(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)
Replies: 22
Views: 2089

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: 121
Views: 15437

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: 998
Views: 110189

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: 998
Views: 110189

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: 2284
Views: 220977

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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by Bakken2016
May 28th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2284
Views: 220977

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Metro Mobility did secure a one-time funding increase, and its own budget line. So it is now separate from Transit system operations. Also will now expand to serve Lakeville as well.

Still a big bummer to see no investment in BRT.
by Bakken2016
May 25th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 710
Views: 55316

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Anondson wrote:Continued evidence of bad faith concern trolling by the “bus instead of LRT” GOP leadership.
They only want regular fixed route service, anything more than that they could care less.


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by Bakken2016
May 22nd, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6390

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

gopherfan wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 8:53 am
Anyone make it to the open house last night? Any major new updates?
I did!

So they are down to 3 routings between UTS and Southdale.

See here: https://www.metrotransit.org/e-line-project
by Bakken2016
May 14th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4448
Views: 393032

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Not Southwest light rail related, but I wasn’t sure where to put it. What kind of trackwork are they doing downtown this weekend? Didn’t they do a whole bunch of work on the tracks downtown last year? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Repairs being Made: Several sections of cracked track from this...
by Bakken2016
May 7th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6390

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Are they seriously planning on running articulated buses through Linden Hills? With some of the twists and turns on that route? I'm still floored, given the impressive density that's being added around the West Lake station, that they've given up on that connection. There is no point in duplicating...
by Bakken2016
May 7th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 3842

Re: Green Line LRT

https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Metropolitan-Council/2019/5-8-19/Green-Line-Hours-Adjustment-Update.aspx Metro Transit is announcing tomorrow to the Met Council that they are cutting service on the Green Line between 2am-4am and piloting replacement bus service. Also nifty surve...
by Bakken2016
May 2nd, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Nashville
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

Re: Nashville

Just returned from a trip to Nashville after not being there for 5 years. WOW!!!! They have a few stick built apartment complexes going up, but the amount of midrise and high rises going up is absolutely insane for a city this size. The old skyline is completely taken over by the new towers downtow...
by Bakken2016
April 25th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4833

Re: Labeling the Transit System

In theory BRT like the Orange Line and LRT are supposed to be "rapid transit" and are meant for traveling greater distances, while aBRT is meant to be an improved alternative to local buses. In practice it's a distinction without a difference. You could call the A Line the Mauve Line or call the Re...
by Bakken2016
April 25th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4833

Re: Labeling the Transit System

In theory BRT like the Orange Line and LRT are supposed to be "rapid transit" and are meant for traveling greater distances, while aBRT is meant to be an improved alternative to local buses. In practice it's a distinction without a difference. You could call the A Line the Mauve Line or call the Re...
by Bakken2016
April 24th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4833

Re: Labeling the Transit System

NickP wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Are the B and E line stops not labeled because they haven’t officially decided on them yet?
Yes, you are correct. The BRT office is still studying them for their final routings.
by Bakken2016
April 24th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4833

Re: Labeling the Transit System

trkaiser wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 9:25 am
Why wouldn't Central be included on that map? Any insight?
Because there is no solidified plan for either the streetcar or aBRT yet.
by Bakken2016
April 24th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4833

Re: Labeling the Transit System

https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites ... -final.pdf

New Official Future Rapid Transit Map!
by Bakken2016
April 17th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 199
Views: 19357

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

Qhaberl wrote:Can someone explain what is happening in the video


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Charging the Electric bus


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by Bakken2016
April 16th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Parking Meters
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Minneapolis Parking Meters

LRT & BRT has 10 minute headways. Does that include weekends? Politically, people will learn to fight for better transit if parking is expensive & inconvenient—just as today people fight for better parking when transit is expensive & inconvenient. [emoji848] LRT and BRT do have 10 minute frequencie...

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