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by Bob Stinson's Ghost
January 11th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shoveling
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: Shoveling

How are the streets in Prospect Park? Once you get past the sidewalk do you have to navigate across a slippery bumpy sheet of ice crossing the street? You definitely do in Whittier.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
January 11th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shoveling
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: Shoveling

Often I look out over the well cleared sidewalks of my house and my neighbors at persistent icy masses on the street which stay there for a long time. I watch people getting out of cars wearing dress shoes struggling to stay upright. The owners of the corner properties at both ends of my block do a ...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
January 8th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1016
Views: 123073

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

I think the fact that they got handed a pretty hefty assessment for rebuilding the street to get rid of the parking spaces was kind of a one-two punch.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
January 8th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1016
Views: 123073

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

It's been a while, do I remember rightly that the Uptown Bar was demolished to make way for North Face?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
January 4th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 63
Views: 7378

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

jtoemke wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 6:41 am
Thrilled that the first phase is one of the towers. Get it out of the ground and happening before any downturns please and thank you
It would be fun to see who winds up being the bagholder.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 16th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 197
Views: 27211

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

I don't quite understand the excitement about Aldi. I think it revolves around getting commodity food products for the lowest possible price. Is this correct?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 11th, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 191
Views: 17411

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

Wires are old fashioned. Desktop PC's had them. Cellphones are modern. They're wireless and you charge them. What part of "modern" don't you guys understand? Seriously, I think the bottom line is that people just don't want to look at the wires. The cost of replacing those huge battery packs can't b...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 10th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16630

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

If the majority of added triplex (or coulda been fourplex) units are owner occupied I'm not sure if it will desegregate very much. Owner occupant landlords have pretty broad discretion to decide who lives in the same house with them.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 10th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16630

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I'm still trying to figure out if it's a real victory, (in the sense that a lot of triplexes will actually be built) or a symbolic victory. At the moment I'm not seeing a horde of investors and developers chomping at the bit to do anything different from what they were already doing.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 8th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2172
Views: 200280

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

BYD is a top manufacturer in China, where cities are running tens of thousands of electric buses. I think you're off by an order of magnitude, at least according to this article on electric buses published by Bloomberg: http://c40-production-images.s3.amazonaws.com/other_uploads/images/1726_BNEF_C4...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 8th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 191
Views: 17411

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

The electric buses are New Flyers. Supposedly Seattle, Boston, and Los Angeles are also due to receive electric articulated buses from New Flyer as well. Is there a product page I can look at? I'm wondering if these are ultracapacitor based units. https://www.newflyer.com/site-content/uploads/2018/...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 7th, 2018, 11:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2172
Views: 200280

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Here's an article on the BYD electric buses Los Angeles already has:

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la- ... story.html
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 7th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 191
Views: 17411

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

Okay, I did some googling and read about the rollover accident back in April. Apparently they are attempting to reuse their ICE design and putting a heavy battery pack on the roof. They blamed the operator for the accident.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 7th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 191
Views: 17411

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

Tcmetro wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 9:33 am
The electric buses are New Flyers. Supposedly Seattle, Boston, and Los Angeles are also due to receive electric articulated buses from New Flyer as well.
Is there a product page I can look at? I'm wondering if these are ultracapacitor based units.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 7th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 191
Views: 17411

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

The information boards require a lot of work as well as installing and testing of all the signal priority systems. On top of that the electric buses and their charging stations have yet to start being delivered and installed. I didn't know they would be using electric buses. Will these be the same ...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 6th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1724-1728 Nicollet
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

This is an outside-of-the-box idea, but, instead of a street curb cut, would it be possible to put the garage entrance directly from I-94? It sounds bonkers, but it could be an interesting amenity that would free up street front space and provide a unique amenity to those in the building. I doubt t...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 2nd, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 357
Views: 40225

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

About a year ago a friend rode the Empire Builder east from Seattle and she said they stopped the train when it entered Montana and walked drug dogs through it. She suffers from Crohn's disease and had picked up some medicine at a dispensary in Seattle. Interrogating her and seizing about a half oun...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 2nd, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 357
Views: 40225

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

The fall in ridership since 2012 is a bit of a headwind to adding additional service.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 29th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 20588

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

His handling of the homeless camp certainly is bringing a fresh approach that has never been tried before.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 19th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 25921

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

43% higher base rate with proportionately higher fees and taxes. At this rate it will be a small premium to Comcast's current offering.

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