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by mamundsen
October 7th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 499
Views: 51706

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

On the Rush Line trip to Richmond, VA, a big question came up from a Metro Transit staff person about whether or not an articulated bus can get three doors close enough to the platform to make level boarding functional. It seems that only one of the doors (front or middle) actually needs to be with...
by mamundsen
October 4th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 202
Views: 21315

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

Removing electric buses (again?) https://twitter.com/startribune/status/1179897668639830019?s=21 Metro Transit said it will temporarily discontinue groundbreaking electric bus service on the C Line linking downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center until problems with the vehicles’ chargers are fixed b...
by mamundsen
October 1st, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 274
Views: 40396

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Did we know about this food hall by Andrew Zimmern
by mamundsen
September 28th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 788
Views: 66994

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

seanrichardryan wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 1:23 pm
ten year lease is up and probably didn't generate enough revenue to resign.
Has it been TEN years already!?!? Wow.
by mamundsen
September 23rd, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Regional Water Resources (Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes)
Replies: 30
Views: 2910

Re: Regional Water Resources (Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes)

This quick swing sure makes the White Bear Lake lawsuit seem ill advised. Yet it still drags on even though the lake is above average (OHW) this year.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/sh ... d=82016700
by mamundsen
September 23rd, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47720

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

The last mile was mentioned at the meeting as a future hope for this type of project. Given the WBL pilot project is just that a “pilot” and serving elderly and disabled, there will always be a co-pilot with the vehicle. Also the Newtrax rep mentioned that they see these as easing the hiring in the ...
by mamundsen
September 21st, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9127

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Will they make transit only lanes for this line? I could see a big benefit of true transit only lanes on University/4th and Henn. Not only for the E Line but all of the other local and express routes using the same L shape route.
by mamundsen
September 17th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47720

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

I got a letter today about a proposed A.V. Shuttle Pilot Project. The route is 1.5 miles along Linden Ave, Willow Ave and Orchard Ln in WBL just north of 694. The route runs between some senior housing and the ymca. The picture included looks like the A.V. from the super bowl. The route would run o...
by mamundsen
September 12th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]
Replies: 92
Views: 12052

Re: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]

Would there have to be some sort of barrier between the trails and the tracks? Is that extra space for the potential need for emergency assistance? I feel like the freight rail would want something.
by mamundsen
September 10th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47720

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

I got a letter today about a proposed A.V. Shuttle Pilot Project. The route is 1.5 miles along Linden Ave, Willow Ave and Orchard Ln in WBL just north of 694. The route runs between some senior housing and the ymca. The picture included looks like the A.V. from the super bowl. The route would run on...
by mamundsen
September 3rd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 274
Views: 40396

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Sounds like the skyway level will be getting some work between now and Nov 30. I received the below from my LaSalle Plaza building management: Beginning today (Tuesday, September 3) through Tuesday, October 15, the skyway from 811 LaSalle to Dayton’s will be closed. Access to the skyway system will ...
by mamundsen
August 30th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 274
Views: 40396

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

I don't think the food hall itself is named Dayton's. Dayton's is the full building. If this project is successful I do not expect there to be a Dayton's opened in St Paul, MOA, Edina, etc. This is a one project name.
by mamundsen
August 28th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 128
Views: 23427

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

There is a trailer onsite now with a sign for Altitude Residences. A quick search says this is a building in Minnetonka. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

https://www.altitudemn.com/
by mamundsen
August 22nd, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 207
Views: 28186

Re: Google Maps

Anondson wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 4:04 pm
Depends on the elevation it’ll be aerial photos or satellite. You will sometimes see the satellite images update at different times than the aerials.
It was flying just above the tree tops. Maybe 100-150 ft max.
by mamundsen
August 22nd, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 207
Views: 28186

Re: Google Maps

quick question... are the "satellite" images actually from satellites or could they be from helicopters? Last Friday there was a VERY low flying helicopter flying back and forth over my neighborhood. It moved slightly north on each pass. To me it seemed like it could have been updating the aerial ph...
by mamundsen
August 14th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 165477

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Ditto for Dunn Bros in LaSalle Plaza.
by mamundsen
August 2nd, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2310
Views: 231192

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

In this month’s newsletter it mentioned Network Next which is the 20 year plan. Have they done this in the past? How close should we expect it to be to reality? https://www.metrotransit.org/network-next Network Next: A system-wide vision for improved service Over the next two years, Metro Transit wi...
by mamundsen
July 26th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: White Bear Lake ISD referendum - Fall 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 351

White Bear Lake ISD referendum - Fall 2019

Not sure the best place for this, Suburbs or Anything Goes. Please move if you think it should be somewhere else. White Bear Lake ISD school board recently approved putting a referendum on this falls ballot. The $326M price tag is set to be the largest in state history. From what I could find, the p...
by mamundsen
July 26th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 114792

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I wonder if this is being done now to open the Hennepin bridge for E Line construction to start in 2023. I've also wondered what the future of transit looks like on the "L" route between downtown and 35W. Many express buses use central ave from Marq2 to 35W. With the E Line on Hennepin I wondered if...
by mamundsen
July 14th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147647

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

They restriped 4th/University from NE to 35w recently and put in a bike lane on both. I think they removed a traffic lane too (from 3 to 2). I wonder how this would be handled once E line goes in? Here is the study page, but the last update from late 2018. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/proje...

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