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by David Greene
April 10th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1279
Views: 1485

Re: Green Line LRT

What you're describing is basically the PRT fantasy but much more complicated. Huge distributed computing systems are difficult to build. I don't have the proof in front of me but I would not be surprised if such an optimization problem is NP complete or worse (computer-speak for, "I can't solve thi...
by David Greene
March 5th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2539

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

That's hilarious.

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by David Greene
March 2nd, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33735

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Target, UPS or FedEx?

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by David Greene
February 21st, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: RE: Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

This is definitely an easier lift than the gas tax! One does not happen without the other. Suburban and rural legislators won't vote for transit money without road money in return. My fear is that the inevitable gas tax reduction will result in a decrease in or elimination of the transit piece, lea...
by David Greene
February 21st, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: RE: Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

Remember that the existing half-cent transportation sales tax doesn't go away, and in Hennepin and Ramsey counties at least, there's no indication that anyone (except Jeff Johnson) is looking to shift it from transit to highways. Right, but the total would still be much less than a lot of places. S...
by David Greene
February 20th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: RE: Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

Here's a crazy idea.... Why don't we just apply the regular state sales tax to gasoline, in addition to the "user fee" that is the gas tax? It's been talked about in some corners but is seen as politically infeasible. Personally I would love to see some gas tax money go to a real highway BRT line a...
by David Greene
February 20th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: RE: Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

His budget also calls for a 1/8th cent addition to the metro transit tax and (maybe most significantly) a shifting of Metro Mobility off Metro Transit's books. That's where the transit money is in this proposal, and it's significant. I don't know how Metro Mobility factors in, but 1/8 cent for tran...
by David Greene
February 4th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 25405

Re: Interstate 94

It's weird to me that people do this. Every once in awhile someone from works mentions taking 35W into downtown during rush hour from South Minneapolis and I just wonder why. Pick a street that's not already clogged with through-commuters. I don't get why this is so surprising. I drive from Minneap...
by David Greene
February 4th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44561

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

I call BS on fiber optics. There is absolutely no reason the system needs the bandwidth fiber supplies. If they're taking the opportunity to lay fiber for other services, that's one thing, but aBRT is *not* driving the laying of fiber. Whoever said that is either terribly misinformed or has some age...
by David Greene
February 4th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2239
Views: 210974

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

KSTP, the Fox News of Minnesota. Actual local Fox 9 News is pretty decent, it turns out.

EDIT: I didn't read down to the byline at first. Jay Kolls. Why am I not surprised...
by David Greene
February 1st, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44561

Re: RE: Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

If they're willing to look at doubling the length of the E Line, I've gotta imagine they'll look at it for the B Line too. Hopefully going directly from Marshall to Selby, not swinging up to University like the 21 does. How important is the connection to the Green Line at University? Sent from my P...
by David Greene
January 18th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10162

Re: Metropolitan Council

I almost believe that, except Lamb served under multiple very different administrations and was very effective under all of them. Why *now*?
by David Greene
January 15th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2239
Views: 210974

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Given what we know, I can't think of a good reason to dismiss someone who is apparently highly respected by the workforce and who has room the agency pretty effectively

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by David Greene
January 14th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10162

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The whole thing is disgraceful. Why do we care if homeless people ride transit anyway? Don't they have things hard enough without being pushed out of yet more public places?

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by David Greene
January 9th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1899
Views: 212085

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

I don't really care about the sign much one way or the other, but I do very much care about developers pressuring the city to special-case its rules because developers feels they can do so. Rule 1 of negotiation is to always be willing to walk away. The city should very much be willing to walk away ...
by David Greene
January 8th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1033
Views: 128943

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

The problem with the North Face and Urban Outfitters buildings is that they are essentially mini big-boxes -- a single story that take up the volume of two stories. That's got to be difficult to repurpose. I wouldn't be shocked to see redevelopment of some of these parcels to include significant hou...
by David Greene
January 8th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 119
Views: 13897

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

If Dan Patch were to be built, would it take the soon-to-be new connection to the Kenilworth corridor or would it go through Safety in the Park land? There are some compelling reasons to send it through Kenilworth, especially when (when!) Midtown LRT gets built. Even with only a connection to the Gr...
by David Greene
January 8th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1033
Views: 128943

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 2:31 pm
It's been a while, do I remember rightly that the Uptown Bar was demolished to make way for North Face?
For Apple, IIRC.
by David Greene
January 8th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1899
Views: 212085

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

In my view, there's no game of chicken. Losing this mediocre development over a sign dispute would be perfectly fine. I'm ok with leaving this block empty for a while in order to get something better.
by David Greene
December 28th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2539

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

The funny thing is, many of those same points can be applied to this forum, to greater or lesser degree.

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