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by bptenor
August 23rd, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 459
Views: 84485

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Did we miss this proposed 185 room, 10 story SpringHill Suites near Wacouta Commons? http://www.startribune.com/new-hotel-to-be-built-in-downtown-st-paul/491048341/ https://goo.gl/maps/7td31f67RAS2 So will the buildings (e.g. Pomeroy's) facing E 7th will be demolished? All current buildings are sta...
by bptenor
May 30th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 452
Views: 42414

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Vagueperson wrote:
May 30th, 2018, 6:51 am
The Rush Line has started its local station area planning meetings with community members to refine where to put the stations. They have also sent out confirmations to people on the Community Advisory Committee (I'll be on it).
I'll be joining you!
by bptenor
May 26th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Oaks Union Depot - 244 4th Street E
Replies: 19
Views: 3814

Re: 244 4th Street E

I really like this building a lot. I wish there was ground level retail, but the footprint is understandably a bit small for that. I hope we see many more similar new construction projects in the Lowertown district going forward.
by bptenor
February 26th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19710

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I was there just a few weeks ago, and most of those places were still open. It's sad to me to see the downward spiral. I hope there's enough political will and economic drive to do something better with this property when the time comes.
by bptenor
January 15th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul
Replies: 210
Views: 34572

Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

This is truly disappointing. The atrocious signage, the half-assed glass facade, the ugly mural, confusing layout...I still would have preferred spend the money to tear this down rather than be left with this. I actually this this building is worse now than it was as Dayton's/Macy's.
by bptenor
October 9th, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1469
Views: 128690

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I like the signals on Jackson, although it will take a little time for drivers to get used to them. The bicycle signals only blink yellow when drivers also have a flashing yellow arrow, so the idea is that everyone needs to be cautious, but bikes still have the right of way since they are proceeding...
by bptenor
August 26th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 447
Views: 48423

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

If you live in St Paul, coming from downtown, the best kept secret is the 3. Gets you to the same place, without a transfer. The bus is usually virtually empty.
by bptenor
August 9th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 333
Views: 48091

Re: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor BRT)

Probably 64 into downtown and transfer, which isn't horrible but definitely out of your way, especially if you're going east.
by bptenor
July 28th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2097
Views: 189302

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Wow, MTC, way to crap on the east metro. Sure, there's less ridership, but it makes a slim network even more difficult to use for those dependent on it.
by bptenor
June 29th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1469
Views: 128690

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Also, I see approx 3 cars per DAY drive down the Jackson CCB because they think it's a special car lane, and they turn across 2 lanes of traffic to get to it. Low and behold they are on the sidewalk. It is very well marked, and nothing else on the ROW is asphalt, but it's really hard to fix stupid.
by bptenor
April 14th, 2017, 11:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 3208

Re: Metro Transit fares

I really like the discount, but I like the convenience of the GoTo card even more. I would use the card over cash any day, even without the discount. I suspect I might have the luxury of resources (which also allows me to plan ahead) which others might not have.
by bptenor
April 14th, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 3208

Re: Metro Transit fares

^^^That's correct. Wish we had the metropass option though.
by bptenor
April 14th, 2017, 11:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit fares
Replies: 70
Views: 3208

Re: Metro Transit fares

Regions does pay 25% of any value added to your GoTo card, which is the same discount you'd get on parking in one of their ramps. But you have to choose either parking or transit, not both. The nice thing is it's pre-tax and you get the added 10% bonus that everyone gets from loading the card, and a...
by bptenor
March 28th, 2017, 10:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19710

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I would hate to see this area completely implode as it's my old stomping ground, and still the mall I go to if need be. The smaller tenants in Maplewood Mall have already started to disappear at an alarming rate (mostly from nationwide closures). There is new development as @mamundsen said, includin...
by bptenor
March 25th, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Galtier Plaza
Replies: 73
Views: 11292

Re: Cray Plaza (née Galtier Plaza)

I hope those rumors are true. It's so eerily quiet in Cray Plaza now (Galtier Plaza?). Even so, sad to see Cray go.
by bptenor
February 23rd, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2097
Views: 189302

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I'd use the 54 extension all the time. I hope it's not delayed again.
by bptenor
February 11th, 2017, 7:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 268
Views: 49758

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

@Vagueperson, where did you hear this news? Is there a developer that will redevelop the whole Station 4 block at once?
by bptenor
February 6th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 268
Views: 49758

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Dang. I don't go there much but I'm sad to see them go.
by bptenor
December 1st, 2016, 7:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 452
Views: 42414

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

This would take a lot more thought, but yes, a full restructure of routes north and northeast of downtown is desperately needed. The lines on the map are far from intuitive, and there are vast swatches that aren't covered by any practical service. I live downtown St Paul, so I have an easier time th...
by bptenor
November 30th, 2016, 9:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 452
Views: 42414

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Ooo I like silver; never thought of that! I think that's quite appropriate since this line will terminate in White Bear Lake. But I agree that a "fancy bus" doesn't deserve a color. a) Implement aBRT per Metro Transit's plan b) Initiate all-day express bus service on 265 (current frequencies are aby...

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