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by Tcmetro
August 24th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)
Replies: 50
Views: 5384

Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

Southwest Transit is making some route changes soon: The Flex Service (600, 602, and Normandale Shuttle) routes will become regular routes. SW Transit will offer a free transfer to SW Prime from the park and ride lots (SW Station, SW Village, East Creek) as a replacement. The 600 reverse commute rou...
by Tcmetro
August 24th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2305
Views: 229348

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

The Metro Transit rider alert says that the WB 21/53 will follow Lake to 4th to 28th to Blaisdell back to Lake. Buses will stop at 4th-5th/Lake, Nicollet/28th, and Grand/Lake.

https://www.metrotransit.org/detour-sta ... -blaisdell
by Tcmetro
August 16th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2305
Views: 229348

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

You probably need to do a FOIA request. AFAIK, route and stop level data is put together annually.
by Tcmetro
August 8th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160750

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Who's gonna pay for downtown parking to go shop at the same stores that are at MOA? Apple stores are really about product exposure rather than sales. Tons of people walk around MOA all day and check out the new products. Maybe they buy, but really they probably think it over and buy online or throug...
by Tcmetro
July 25th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 75
Views: 10976

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

I think it may have been the policy of 50% SFH, 50% other housing types. The removal of the policy a few years ago allowed for the development of the giant apartment building near 35/42. I don't know if I would call it "skewed". Big apartment complexes are the norm in the suburbs, and the housing st...
by Tcmetro
July 25th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 75
Views: 10976

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

I believe there was a policy in place that limited apartments to 50% of housing units in Burnsville. This was removed, allowing developers to build apartments again.
by Tcmetro
July 20th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2305
Views: 229348

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

Indeed. I understand the labor issue (it's a problem facing many industries across the country currently), but there seems to be a lack of effort to rebuild bus schedules to be consistent or re-allocate money/hours from split shifts to increasing off-peak service. I would imagine that the part-time ...
by Tcmetro
July 20th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2305
Views: 229348

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

Upcoming August 17th service changes were reviewed at last week's Committee of the Whole meeting. https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Committee-of-the-Whole/2019/7-17-19/2019-operator-staffing_service-changes_state-fair_.aspx Green Line night bus replacement services, Sunday-Thursda...
by Tcmetro
June 29th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2305
Views: 229348

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

MVTA is moving some routes from Marquette Ave to 4th Ave for outbound trips to the south suburbs. The routes being changed are 464, 470, 472, 476, 478, and 479.

https://www.mvta.com/route-alerts/begin ... te-avenue/
by Tcmetro
June 25th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112146

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

While it does skirt North Minneapolis, the Humboldt stop is adjacent to one of two family-orientated public housing developments in the city.

The unfortunate thing is that the county went full-steam on rebuilding Bottineau, with the anticipation that the light rail would go in the rail corridor.
by Tcmetro
May 21st, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15180

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

The design on Penn Ave is also like this. I've seen this stop design implemented in Seattle along their Rapid Ride lines as well.
by Tcmetro
May 8th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 175
Views: 20453

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Street-fronting retail works on thru streets (Hennepin, Grand, 50/France) because there is traffic that creates chance activity beyond those that are destined for those areas. West End has no thru traffic, it is more similar to mall in that the only people that go there are those that want to. Embra...
by Tcmetro
May 8th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 175
Views: 20453

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

I think one of the biggest downfalls of the site is allowing driving along the main shopping street. This should have been a pedestrian street, especially since there is so much underground and ramp parking. The big miss on this project was separating the uses on the site. The hotels and offices sho...
by Tcmetro
May 7th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6645

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Articulated buses have a better turning radius than the rigid 40' buses.
by Tcmetro
May 7th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 47952

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

As for previous ridership, the Blue Line didn't have any direct predecessors, but reorientated the bus network to feed the light rail line instead of being so downtown focused. The Green Line replaced the 16 and 50 bus lines, which I believe had a combined ridership of ~18k per day. The best option ...
by Tcmetro
May 7th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 47952

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

B Line meeting presentation posted: https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites ... educed.pdf

Interesting is the mention of having more stops (compared to the A, C, D lines) on the B and E lines and eliminating the local bus service underneath.
by Tcmetro
May 7th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6645

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

A new map has been posted to the E Line website showing a recommended extension to Stadium Village, and further study on the option to extend to Westgate, as well to Southdale on the other end, via 44th/France or Xerxes. The original routing to West Lake station on the Green Line is no longer includ...
by Tcmetro
April 18th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53119

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

I think the idea is that local stops are good for high school serving routes or trips, because the longer-distance demand is minimal.

High schools by themselves shouldn't be a big driver of arterial BRT. The demand really only exists at a very specific time in the day.
by Tcmetro
April 2nd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2305
Views: 229348

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The 3B provides additional service on Rice until Maryland. The added 62 service provided additional frequency a mile further north to Larpenteur on Weekdays, and two miles north to CR B on weekends. 3B service is every 30 mins on weekdays, and every 60 mins on weekends. 62 service before the CMAQ gr...
by Tcmetro
April 1st, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2305
Views: 229348

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The extra service on Route 62 was funded by a CMAQ grant. Ridership must not have increased enough to justify keeping the service.

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