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by Tcmetro
January 12th, 2018, 10:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 91
Views: 9503

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

There will be an access (stair/escalator/elevator) from the 1st floor east side (by the underwater adventures) to the new waiting area.

Check out this video:
https://youtu.be/v8pkTowqshc
by Tcmetro
January 12th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 91
Views: 9503

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

The new station will feature a separate bus entrance, more bus gates, no more bus/train interference, and a direct path to the interior of the mall. It should be really nice, and make the bus connections a lot more convenient.
by Tcmetro
January 6th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 51
Views: 6799

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Apparently, a proposal went past Burnsville City Council in July for 358-446 apartments in buildings up to 80' high on the east side of 35E between 42 and Southcross. Agenda link: https://burnsville.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/DisplayAgendaPDF.ashx?MeetingID=580 Sun Thisweek newspaper noted that th...
by Tcmetro
January 6th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 94
Views: 13920

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

Here's the packet for the Dec 13 meeting, which featured an update on the residential developments on the north side of 77th: https://edina.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/DisplayAgendaPDF.ashx?MeetingID=265 Details about the south parcel (office) are in the Nov 29 meeting agenda: https://edina.novusag...
by Tcmetro
January 5th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1852
Views: 159822

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Common scam run by gangs on CTA here in Chicago. Usually a sob story about getting funds for a youth basketball tournament, but in reality there is no tournament.
by Tcmetro
December 7th, 2017, 12:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1852
Views: 159822

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

CTA buses have the same set up with wheelchair restraints, but I've never seen a driver get up to use them. CTA buses are pretty slow though, I wonder how much of a factor that is.
by Tcmetro
November 22nd, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 414
Views: 46457

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

I don't think that the McAndrews corridor was ever studied. It could have been a potential alternative in the Cedar Ave alternatives analysis from the late 90s. The wikipedia article for this "McAndrews corridor" was written by someone who was putting a lot of fake info about MVTA bus routes and tra...
by Tcmetro
November 18th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1852
Views: 159822

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Very minor changes for Metro Transit and Maple Grove Transit coming on Dec 2: - New times for Nicollet Mall routes - Minor expansion of hours on the 32 (Lowry) - Elimination of the midday and evening service on the 264 (Mpls-Rosedale) - 515 back on 66th St - 1 new trip for the 355 (Mpls-Woodbury) ht...
by Tcmetro
November 14th, 2017, 3:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1852
Views: 159822

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 sta...
by Tcmetro
November 5th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project
Replies: 111
Views: 11478

Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Bakken2016 wrote:
November 1st, 2017, 8:15 am
Due to construction on 8th St in downtown in 2019, the C Line will run on 6th until 8th St is completed.
I take it that the other buses on 8th St (5, 9, 19, 22) will also be rerouted to 6th St during construction?
by Tcmetro
October 20th, 2017, 11:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1256
Views: 123146

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Thanks for the pictures. I was wondering how it would turn out. I haven't been in Minneapolis for a few months, and it was pretty much a linear dirt mound at that time.

It's reaaaaaaly grey. I hope it is more colorful when finished.
by Tcmetro
October 20th, 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1852
Views: 159822

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Per the latest SW Transit board packet, the Blue Flex route will be canceled and Optum will likely be added to the Red route schedule:

https://swtransit.org/cms-files/10-26-1 ... packet.pdf
by Tcmetro
October 18th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1852
Views: 159822

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I noticed that Metro Transit now posts rider alerts for when specific trips are canceled? I wonder if this is just general things like a brokedown bus, or if it is a larger issue, such as an operator shortage?
by Tcmetro
October 9th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 749
Views: 66203

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I like the idea also, but I think realistically it won't be changed as it will confuse riders. I think they should consider ditching the color scheme and adopt simple numbers (1,2,3,4,etc.) for the LRT and BRT lines. I was looking at some of the materials, and it seems that they are only considering...
by Tcmetro
October 3rd, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 749
Views: 66203

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

That makes more sense. I'm not aware of any multi-mode projects that have been FTA funded. I suppose a busway connecting Ford Site to W 7th could be funded locally, but the local streets themselves aren't very busy and could probably handle some bus improvements. Similar, but somewhat different prob...
by Tcmetro
October 3rd, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 749
Views: 66203

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Boston's Green Line Extension is branched and is an FTA project.
by Tcmetro
October 2nd, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 837
Views: 81188

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

by Tcmetro
September 27th, 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Greenway
Replies: 63
Views: 6314

Re: Midtown Greenway

Buying up two miles of industry (and presumably firing all the workers) is pretty much the most illogical way to get a bike path extended.
by Tcmetro
September 26th, 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project
Replies: 111
Views: 11478

Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

I would imagine that the BRT painted artic is the same one from the Fair. They had one running on the suburban express buses. It had a 344x number IIRC.
by Tcmetro
September 24th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 548
Views: 64350

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

There are a number of homeless who ride the Green Line all night, and the #16 before. I think there's somewhat of an unofficial policy to just let them be during the overnight hours. MOA recently forced MT to close the transit center at night because they didn't want homeless sleeping there. There's...

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