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by talindsay
January 15th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 371
Views: 44665

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

https://twitter.com/ByJanetMoore/status/1217571661224054784 I don't quite get how there can be $10M of environmental and design work for extending two Hiawatha trips from Milwaukee to St Paul (according to the feasibility study from like a decade ago), but, hey, potential progress! Many years ago I...
by talindsay
January 15th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4490
Views: 411035

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I would like our Engineering teams to acknowledge that many politicians will not sacrifice maximum car movement for the sake of transit operations. They should then design transit projects so that poor political decisions will have minimal negative effect on transit operations. This is where we sho...
by talindsay
January 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 57
Views: 17232

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Wow, look at that property tax bill. That's per year. That's amazing.
by talindsay
January 13th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4490
Views: 411035

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's striking how much more willing they are to build expensive bridges to grade separate this line out in wealthy suburbia than they were to do the same for the two dense lines running in the core. Imagine how much cleaner the Snelling / University intersection would be if they'd built a tunnel or ...
by talindsay
December 11th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 105
Views: 16782

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

So I haven't read the charter in years and am apparently too lazy to look. Given the huge population increase that's happened since 2000, is there a mechanism to consider adding an altogether new ward, rather than allowing the number of people per councilmember to rise so substantially?
by talindsay
December 6th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242919

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

Bakken2016 wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 10:56 am
I don’t think the final design will be a carbon copy of the test ones.
Nope, they'll be a plastic copy - carbon is more expensive :-P
by talindsay
December 4th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 4726

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

I'm most impressed by the staff recommended denial of the FAR, because they go to the trouble to (a) specifically call out the new Minneapolis 2040 plan and how this could have been made to comply with it; and (b) point to the massing of the building as a specific reason for not supporting the ten-s...
by talindsay
December 2nd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 223
Views: 37396

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

So maybe this was discussed under some different thread or name but I can't find evidence of it. Since this project is right by my house and works toward reducing the acres of needless parking lots that dominate the highly-promising intersection of Minnehaha and Lake, I dug into this a bit. I'm a bi...
by talindsay
November 25th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 217
Views: 25454

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

One, two, five (*three sir*) three!
by talindsay
November 20th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 72813

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Nick wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Party barge
Brought to you by the Vikings?
by talindsay
November 20th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1260
Views: 165957

Re: MSP Airport

I had flights to both New Jersey and Chicago on Delta this year that flew out of the B concourse. Sadly the New Jersey flight had been scheduled on a new A220 out of the C concourse but was delayed (because EWR is *always* delayed) and so I switched to a CRJ-900 flight out of the B concourse. I'd be...
by talindsay
November 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 37027

Re: Bike Share

Personally I'm hoping the scooters prove a short trend and leave the market when the novelty wears off.
by talindsay
November 6th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 37027

Re: Bike Share

So the current blue bikes definitely ride better than the current green bikes. I don't see any reason why the docked bikes can't be more like the dockless bikes from a ride perspective though - there's nothing inherent about docking or not that requires the things about the two types of bikes that a...
by talindsay
November 6th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 50150

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

According to Wired, the NTSB has determined, among other things, that the Uber self-driving cars weren't programmed to detect pedestrians outside crosswalks (!!!):
https://www.wired.com/story/ubers-self- ... ld-jaywalk
by talindsay
November 4th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

I'm not actually surprised. Talking with the owner of Banh Appetit a couple weeks back, he told me that they'd had every intention of reopening in their old location, but the rent in the new building was so much higher that they couldn't justify it. I'm guessing that's what's happening here. Hopeful...
by talindsay
October 31st, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 4726

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

My favorite part is the picture on page 11 with the dude sitting on the bench holding out a can, and the dude digging in his pocket in front of him. Shows what the architects think of Dinkytown, eh? Snark aside, nobody could accuse it of being an attractive building. I understand this is college hou...
by talindsay
October 29th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 184
Views: 25335

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

Nick wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 6:35 am
Damn really? I thought that was next month. Wanted to go one last time.
Guess you'll have to microwave your own pasta sauce.
by talindsay
October 25th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 190
Views: 40511

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

QuietBlue wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 9:18 am
I'd say you're both right -- rationally, people shouldn't consider the sunk costs, but people aren't always rational.
I mean, it's called the sunk costs fallacy for a reason.
by talindsay
October 25th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 56012

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Can someone remind me, so the main benefits on travel times from this type of BRT is that it will have fewer stops along it's route, higher frequency and signal priority correct? Or are they considering the red painted bus only lanes during some parts of the day like we see on Hennepin and Chicago ...
by talindsay
October 21st, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 59131

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

One thing that needs to happen is to build more of a base in the MSP region for these services rather than relying on individual regions in Greater MN to lobby for their lines. This. The Greater MN regions all are absolutely auto-dependent so a train into the Cities, while nice for commuters or cas...

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