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by Bakken2016
November 21st, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4031
Views: 328940

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

http://www.startribune.com/feds-require ... 459081143/

The feds are requiring a new environmental study for the crash wall. I am so tired of the hurdles this project has had to go through......
by Bakken2016
November 20th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4031
Views: 328940

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Talk of Midtown Rail should be discussed in the Midtown Greenway forum
by Bakken2016
November 17th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Labeling the Transit System

I think I disagree labeling the Greenway "streetcar" as such given its stop spacing and dedicated ROW. More importantly, I'm wondering how the Met Council's studied Highway Transitways will be labeled in our system. They seem to be very similar to the Orange and Red Lines (station locations/design,...
by Bakken2016
November 17th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Based on some good suggestions, here's my desired transit map! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Kr4mo1YbEZQUBGPBFXGs4WNWrKdbTvI2&usp=sharing ^ Based on routes in some phase of planning: https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Transportation-Committee/2017/July-10,-2017/Info-5-_-ABRT-U...
by Bakken2016
November 17th, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1202
Views: 115203

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

lordmoke wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Anyone know if the new mall is taxi-fee? I know that idea had been floated at one point.
It is taxi free! The only vehicles allowed are bicycles, buses, and Metro Mobility vehicles.
by Bakken2016
November 17th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1202
Views: 115203

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Silophant wrote:
November 14th, 2017, 8:29 am
All the barricades have been removed now, except the ones around the bus shelter sites. I'm not really convinced that those are going to be complete by December 2nd.
Some of them will, they will all be complete by Dec 31st. Until they are complete they will have standard bus stop signs.
by Bakken2016
November 17th, 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 95
Views: 9737

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

I was at the meetings too and voiced my support through the comment sheets and talking to the mayor and transit planner face to face. I'm nervous enough speaking in crowds, so a hostile one I avoid if possible. I'm a professor and deal with public speaking on a pretty regular basis so it's no big d...
by Bakken2016
November 17th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

If buses can be rerouted and the travel time is less or the same as Nicollet Mall then I fully support a pedestrian-only Nicollet Mall (as long as people can still bike through there). Considering buses go 15 miles per hour maximum on that stretch it probably wouldn't be too difficult. The new spee...
by Bakken2016
November 15th, 2017, 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Metro Transit is now offering free rides on replacement service on the day of the Superbowl.
by Bakken2016
November 15th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I've already set off my Facebook rant, but this is bullshit. Make the gladiator games attendees ride the bus, not the people that use and support transit every damn day of the year. Why should the wealthy be given exclusive access to our highest-amenity transit service? Your solution is not possibl...
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

MNdible wrote:
November 14th, 2017, 4:38 pm
It appears to be almost a half mile between the LRT stop and the stadium in Houston, so not really apples to apples.
^This!
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Your solution is not possible, the Dept of Homeland Security requires the security zone around the Super Bowl due to it being classified as a first tier security risk event. The light rail runs directly through the security zone, and those that don't have tickets can not go into the zone. Metro Tra...
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I've noticed that at other games at the Metrodome, Metro Transit has run express buses from 28th Ave to the stadium. Also, I'm surprised that the trains have to stop at each station, but not open the doors. In Chicago, CTA will run express (when late) and slightly reduce speed when going through st...
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I've already set off my Facebook rant, but this is bullshit. Make the gladiator games attendees ride the bus, not the people that use and support transit every damn day of the year. Why should the wealthy be given exclusive access to our highest-amenity transit service? Your solution is not possibl...
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Meh. Sure, if you're prone to be upset about subsidies to the NFL and the exclusivity of the Super Bowl, this is one more thing to get fired up about. But really, this is a pretty smart way of handling things with fairly minor impacts to most people. I would agree wholeheartedly. But anytime servic...
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

In general based on people's reactions on twitter, people are beyond pissed about this.
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

So does this mean Blue Line trains will fly past the stops in between MOA and U.S. Bank Stadium, or will they crawl through the stations and then get back up to speed? Would be cool to see what an express Blue Line service would look like. Due to federal regulations I believe they must make safety ...
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

So does this mean Blue Line trains will fly past the stops in between MOA and U.S. Bank Stadium, or will they crawl through the stations and then get back up to speed? Would be cool to see what an express Blue Line service would look like. Due to federal regulations I believe they must make safety ...
by Bakken2016
November 14th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Does this confirm that the LRT will be closed to everyone else? Or will other stations be open? (I don't see how you could run these express trains at the same time.) My guess is that they'll supplement bus service for 'regular' riders along both lines, allowing Game Day pass holders to get the VIP...
by Bakken2016
November 10th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 748
Views: 64857

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I'd say we should circumvent the issue by building Nicollet/Central as aBRT. If it is a streetcar, though, I agree that colors are the way to go for rail lines, even if the streetcar operates more like aBRT than LRT or hBRT. I have talked to the Manager of aBRT at Metro Transit, and they aren't rul...

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