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by Tcmetro
June 29th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2284
Views: 220945

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: 110180

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: 14674

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: 19666

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: 19666

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: 6390

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: 46991

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: 46991

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: 6390

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: 52187

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: 2284
Views: 220945

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: 2284
Views: 220945

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.
by Tcmetro
April 1st, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 3823

Re: Green Line LRT

I'm surprised it lasted this long. Green and Blue should have night buses Sunday - Thursday and the 54 should be 24h. Morning shift at the airport starts in the 2-3 am hour.
by Tcmetro
March 31st, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 108
Views: 9857

Re: Ayd Mill Road

I think a two-lane AMR is a great idea. Considering that the ramps to/from 35E are one lane each, I'm not convinced that AMR needs two.
by Tcmetro
March 31st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 77184

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

There are proposed stops at Kellogg and at Washington (Rice Park/Landmark Center).
by Tcmetro
March 29th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 108
Views: 9857

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Cropped version from the EIS, available here:

https://amrtf.weebly.com/2005-eis.html

It's really a much better solution than Selby to Snelling to 94.
by Tcmetro
March 29th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 108
Views: 9857

Re: Ayd Mill Road

The previously proposed AMR connection to 94 was along Albert St, which is industrial.
by Tcmetro
March 28th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 108
Views: 9857

Re: Ayd Mill Road

I think Ayd Mill road is great for reducing traffic on surface streets. A good compromise would be to upgrade Ayd Mill and calm Snelling and Lexington with fewer lanes, maybe a Snelling bus lane, and high quality bike lanes. Ayd Mill can have reconfigured intersections at Hamline, Grand, and St Clai...
by Tcmetro
March 25th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 121
Views: 18869

Re: Transit Crime

The smoking and homeless issues might have some overlap, but definitely aren't mutually exclusive. Some people are just jerks. Better enforcement of the rules will really help, but Metro Transit lacks station staff that can prevent a lot of this stuff from the start.
by Tcmetro
March 11th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 156140

Re: MSP Airport

I believe that airport workers can get free/subsidized parking at Terminal 2, but not at Terminal 1.

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