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by talindsay
March 27th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 536
Views: 68630

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Also, a hospital should be super easy to sanitize. Cinder block walls, metal counters, etc. are really easy to sanitize. Granite isn't bad, but wood is terrible.
by talindsay
March 23rd, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 536
Views: 68630

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Of course, the medical side of the U has more money and more clout with the legislature than other parts, but "slated for demo in the next 3-5 years" describes about 10% of the campus, and has done so for decades. The University wish list places any obsolete building, in any state of use, as slated ...
by talindsay
March 21st, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 157
Views: 14313

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus

I suspect these events are far more for the people throwing the sand than the people having sand thrown at them. Ha, nice. I mean, if they were *actually* breaking ground in any meaningful way whatsoever, it wouldn't be so absurd. Given the tremendous amount of digging any project requires, it seem...
by talindsay
March 17th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Boston
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

Re: Boston

Well, they're buying 28 new ones for the new extension through Cambridge - their current Green Line fleet is 488 cars per Wikipedia. And the 28 are being built by a Chinese company that's setting up a facility just for that order so they may be very custom. But regardless, that's a good sign.
by talindsay
March 14th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 474
Views: 37609

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I only read half of that article but unless it gets a whole lot smarter in the second half, I'd say it's kind of idiotic. Where exactly do they think all those autonomous cars will go when they're not in use? Or do they expect them to be continually circulating, and see no problem with traffic in th...
by talindsay
March 13th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Boston
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

Re: Boston

I think everybody agrees in principle that the Green Line should be completely replaced. The challenges to that are legion, but the two big ones are cost and disruption. The Green Line would be insanely expensive to rebuild, at least in part because it can't easily be phased or segmented, and the se...
by talindsay
March 13th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 106
Views: 13278

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Height in itself is neither good nor bad. The fight is over density, and density is what a city needs, not height.
by talindsay
March 8th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

This is a giant stretch, but in theory you could ride LA Metrolink Los Angeles-Oceanside, transfer to the Coaster and go Oceanside-San Diego. Two commuter rail lines, but they make an intercity route. No idea if this would ever be useful considering there is Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner that runs thr...
by talindsay
March 8th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

The equipment will be owned by the funder, if they follow the normal model, and the funder will be setting the operational parameters, with Amtrak as the contracted operator. Regarding equipment, I don't know what they'll decide but new operations like these try to choose something a little more con...
by talindsay
March 7th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

Why would anybody expect differently? That's absolutely the norm for intercity services everywhere in the US - there are exceptions, but those are just that - exceptions. I've been on Amtrak-contracted services before, and the funders have the ability to make it more or less like normal Amtrak servi...
by talindsay
March 7th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

Of course, if we had trains that through-routed Minneapolis via the CBD to St. Paul (on a double level tunnel shared with LRT under 5th or 6th Streets) then back across the river on the NP #9 bridge to St. Paul Union Depot... more people would be encouraged to take the train. Haha, that's some pre-...
by talindsay
March 7th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

Route 16 was slightly reduced after the Green Line opened once Metro Transit saw how riders were getting around on University. If more people are choosing Northstar over the bus then reduce bus service. Route 16 wasn't "slightly reduced"; it was dramatically cut. The 50 was completely eliminated, o...
by talindsay
March 4th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 275956

Re: Green Line LRT

Michigan lefts are terrible. We definitely don't need to make this area even more confusing.
by talindsay
March 1st, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

mattaudio wrote:
March 1st, 2018, 10:00 am
As much as RCRRA thinks St. Paul is equal to Minneapolis, those services would do far better by stopping at SPUD, but through-routing to Minneapolis and terminating at Target Field would be best.
You know I agree. But I doubt that will happen.
by talindsay
March 1st, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

It also struck me as surprising that they didn't preserve that space for a larger terminal station, but in their defense, the chance that a huge renaissance of trains travel to the north and west of Minneapolis at a scale that needs more than the remaining space is pretty low. Most potential future ...
by talindsay
March 1st, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 10836

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

by talindsay
February 28th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 38141

Re: Northern Lights Express

Yeah, they were going to put a beautiful glass hall over the tracks on the North side of fifth. I think "phase two" legitimizes it too much; it was in the renderings for the original Interchange proposal, but not funded, and frankly we'd need to see much higher ridership on the lower tracks to justi...
by talindsay
February 27th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 717
Views: 73866

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

SurlyLHT wrote:
February 27th, 2018, 10:07 am
I give him credit for responding to your request. Although in terms of making Lake St. friendly and safe I dislike the Lake Street station I wish the project the best and hope it is a success.
Christina is presumed to be a "her". Not everybody in planning jobs is male.
by talindsay
February 21st, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: REAL ID Compliance
Replies: 42
Views: 2026

Re: REAL ID Compliance

Just got my passport card in the mail yesterday, so this is officially not my concern any more. Ah, the horrors of a national ID card that's universally recognized and fits in your pocket.

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