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by Tcmetro
March 11th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1232
Views: 152208

Re: MSP Airport

I believe that airport workers can get free/subsidized parking at Terminal 2, but not at Terminal 1.
by Tcmetro
March 6th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2223
Views: 208218

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Minneapolis requires a special permit for buses on the parkways, I'm not sure about in St Paul
by Tcmetro
March 3rd, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2223
Views: 208218

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

It looks like the 18 will stop on Nicollet at 3rd, then take Nicollet to Washington to 4th Av S, with the next stop and terminal on 4th Av S at S 3rd St. Buses go southbound by turning on S 3rd St, with a stop at 2nd Av S, then turning back to Nicollet. Stops are: - Nicollet/S 3rd St (NB) - 4th Av S...
by Tcmetro
February 24th, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 266
Views: 30411

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Interesting. Thanks for prodding the question. So the answer is more of "let's spend the next 5 years doing studies, so nothing is actually implemented until the late 2020s at the earliest".
by Tcmetro
February 22nd, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 266
Views: 30411

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

The Highway BRT lines really only make sense if there's some kind of active development pattern in the corridor. The 394 and maybe the 36 corridors really are the only ones that make sense from that standpoint. The Red Line essentially follows a freeway to a giant collection of strip malls. The othe...
by Tcmetro
February 22nd, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 266
Views: 30411

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

The interesting thing about the "north" corridor that was identified is that it is actually the previously planned "North Central" commuter rail line to Bethel, and what is now the Northern Lights Express corridor. I would not imagine that a busway would actually be built in the corridor, but that t...
by Tcmetro
February 21st, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 266
Views: 30411

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Correct, 35W North.
by Tcmetro
February 21st, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 266
Views: 30411

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

The map the Met Council published identifies: - American - Nicollet - 169 - 394 - 55 - Broadway - Central - 65 (north of Coon Rapids) - 35E North - 36 - Snelling north extension - E 7th - Red Rock - Robert - Red extension - Orange extension I believe that Metro Transit is going to update the arteria...
by Tcmetro
February 15th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 73350

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

The original plan for the area was high-rise office (high-rise meaning the height limit for airplanes to land) but the suburban office market has not been doing so well since the recession in 2008. They have slowly been changing the plans to residential and hotel, but there is probably an excess of ...
by Tcmetro
February 15th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2223
Views: 208218

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Maybe the turnaround at the development site at Washington and Hennepin is going to start construction?
by Tcmetro
February 11th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 914
Views: 102375

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Fridley is reviewing Hwy 65 and University Ave within the city:

http://fridleymn.gov/1403/University-Av ... ridor-Deve
by Tcmetro
February 9th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2223
Views: 208218

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The elimination of the 614 is going to be discussed on Monday's transportation committee meeting. https://metrocouncil.org/getdoc/9d8ac3f4-6378-427b-9e37-d14a5921cbf1/Agenda.aspx The ridership data show a lowly 2-4 riders per service hour, so it likely makes more sense as a dial-a-ride offering. I t...
by Tcmetro
February 4th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 107040

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Most people residing in smaller suburbs are willing to pay higher taxes because it means more local control over public services and also a willingness to pay to keep certain people out (e.g. zone out apartments, even though they would bring more tax money in). Small suburbs with budget issues are l...
by Tcmetro
February 3rd, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44449

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

The heaters, unless those are electric powered.

Edit: reviewed, and the bus/rail heaters are most likely electric.
by Tcmetro
February 3rd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44449

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

Gas, Electric, and internet connectivity too!
by Tcmetro
February 2nd, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44449

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

Here is a quote about the C Line: The Met Council awarded a $3.8 million contract in 2016 to HDR Engineering to oversee design and engineering of the C Line. Rogers-based Thomas and Sons is heading up construction. Of the $37 million project budget, construction accounts for about $13 million and th...
by Tcmetro
February 1st, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44449

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

Metro Transit is working on improving the 63 similar to the recent improvements on the 2, basically meaning frequency, stop spacing, and TSP. Don't get me wrong, I think aBRT is great, but the station investments are overkill for most routes, and lower ridership routes probably don't need the duplic...
by Tcmetro
February 1st, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44449

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

I think the Selby portion of the 21 should be combined with the 64 as they have similar service levels currently.
by Tcmetro
February 1st, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2223
Views: 208218

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

It's between downtown and 38th St (which makes no sense given that good frequency is currently provided to 46th St) The application information is available here:https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Planning-2/Transportation-Funding/Regional-Solicitation-NEW/Results-of-Solicitations/2018-Applicat...
by Tcmetro
January 30th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 83492

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

I think that the redevelopment plan the city is pushing for the Burnsville Center will bring the Orange line down there. It's a more logical end of line than Heart of the City and can better facilitate local bus transfers.

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