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by Tcmetro
October 20th, 2017, 11:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1184
Views: 111652

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: 1712
Views: 150418

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: 1712
Views: 150418

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 (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 730
Views: 63601

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 (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 730
Views: 63601

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 (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 730
Views: 63601

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: 822
Views: 78595

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

by Tcmetro
September 27th, 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Greenway
Replies: 62
Views: 5786

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: 108
Views: 10535

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: 544
Views: 63086

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...
by Tcmetro
September 21st, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 343
Views: 42469

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

IMO Gold line and Purple line are wasting money in areas where transit priority isnt needed. Those lines are at least radial and connect a major destination on one end. 2 and 21 are successful because they connect commerical corridors and have high density housing. 30, 32, 46 all connect lower densi...
by Tcmetro
September 21st, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 343
Views: 42469

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

The north to northeast bus lines are all low demand and are pretty much "express" in the fact that most stops don't have people getting on or off.
by Tcmetro
September 20th, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Cheap groceries and walkability
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Re: Cheap groceries and walkability

The Uptown Cub is a logistical nightmare because they can only load from the alley. The storage space is very small, so they have daily deliveries. Other Cub stores get deliveries once or twice a week. I think the only reason the Uptown location works is the high volume it does.
by Tcmetro
September 19th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Shakopee

The Shakopee downtown is a total dead zone with a couple blocks of minor retail in the historic buildings, some senior housing, the county building. The grid residential area is pretty low density as well. I can't fathom why the city would have any opposition to downtown development while they let t...
by Tcmetro
September 18th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 422
Views: 36035

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I've never heard about the Brown Line issue in Chicago, but Atlanta changed the Yellow Line to the Gold Line because of complaints from the Asian community.
by Tcmetro
September 18th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 730
Views: 63601

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Supposedly the TAC will be coming forth with a recommendation for the LPA at their meeting on the 28th.
by Tcmetro
September 18th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 422
Views: 36035

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Rush Line website has published the final LPA report, which compiles everything from the LPA process.

http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6977a0_5a ... b61f1a.pdf
by Tcmetro
September 18th, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 130
Views: 13731

Re: Fantasy maps

The 353 is a combination trip of the 351 and 355 at a time when demand is lower and separate routes cannot be justified. I like the idea of sending the Gold or Purple/Rush line down I-94 to Minneapolis, because it will really help connect the East Side/Metro to Mpls. The big problem is going to be r...
by Tcmetro
September 14th, 2017, 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1712
Views: 150418

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

SW Transit adding two reverse commute round trips on the 690 (Mpls - SW Station) because of the new limited schedule/lengthy travel time of the SW Flex routes to/from Downtown Minneapolis.

https://swtransit.org/route-alerts/rout ... ernatives/
by Tcmetro
September 7th, 2017, 9:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1150
Views: 129001

Re: MSP Airport

Some more info about the changes at Sun Country: http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Big-changes-coming-at-Sun-Country In summary: - Seat pitch down to 29-30 inches to add 18 seats. For comparison, seat pitch on Spirit is 28 and Delta is 30-35. - Reduce first class to 6 seats. - Cha...

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