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by gopherfan
October 10th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 189
Views: 25366

Re: Fantasy maps

All great points! I keep thinking that Route 2 acts like a loop bus for the U of M area. It works about perfect, since if you were to get off at Coffman I don't think you could walk faster to where it loops back at 15th - meaning it makes more sense to just remain on the bus and take the loop. Portl...
by gopherfan
October 10th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 189
Views: 25366

Re: Fantasy maps

I assume you are talking about something like the gold loop on here or the maroon loop. However, using our existing transit infrastructure 7th & 8th St BRT stops (Purple) and 2nd & Marquette bus lanes (Blue) would be best for frequent loop service. The riverfront needs one too for Mill District & No...
by gopherfan
September 30th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 137
Views: 18312

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A look inside of the progress by Snow Kreilich
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3BIorIFuJY/
by gopherfan
August 20th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2316
Views: 231942

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

REAL BUS LANES in Minneapolis!
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by gopherfan
August 15th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92958

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

This long conversation belongs in Fantasy Maps or Intercity Rail. Nothing to do with Metro Transit's Northstar...
by gopherfan
August 7th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403855

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

SurlyLHT wrote: The intersection was Oak Grove St and Lyndale/Hennepin.
I had a coworker get hit walking at the same intersection to the bus back in May. The city really needs to prioritize peds + bikes over fast turning cars at that intersection!
by gopherfan
July 17th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2316
Views: 231942

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

https://www.metrotransit.org/hennepin-bus-lanes

More info. The rush hour only restriction is disappointing.
by gopherfan
June 19th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112377

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Silophant wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 11:09 am
reusing a couple miles of SWLRT tracks and hitting West End
Problem - St. Louis Park doesn't want light rail in their city.
by gopherfan
June 19th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 33407

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Vehicles have been particularly bad lately at blocking the box downtown going E/W with Hennepin reconstruction occurring. Cars don't seem to care if they endanger 10 pedestrians or make 30 people on a bus wait for them. The city doesn't seem to care about the problem either, saying the traffic light...
by gopherfan
June 12th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245381

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

Demo of the bus shelter started this morning. They are also out with chainsaws this morning cutting down some of the large trees that were installed as part of the Nicollet remodel. Sad to see these go already. If the city was smart they would have moved these trees to the locations of others that d...
by gopherfan
May 22nd, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9182

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Anyone make it to the open house last night? Any major new updates?
by gopherfan
March 29th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 5275

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Per Monday's MetCouncil meeting the latest METRO map shows purple could go to either Rush or Riverview, so there is still hope it would go to Riverview!

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by gopherfan
March 13th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 43382

Re: Northern Lights Express

Coon Rapids - Foley Station should be designed to accommodate waiting/transferring from NLX to Northstar to Empire Builder. It would be on-line for all of these. This could really be a useful hub to start a state-wide rail network!
by gopherfan
March 11th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 78955

Re: Dinkytown

I don't think this news ever made it onto the thread, but the old CVS is being turned into the Dinkytown Food Court this August!
https://www.mndaily.com/article/2018/12/ctsydney
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by gopherfan
November 27th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 5275

Re: Labeling the Transit System

mattaudio wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Can't wait until Northstar is the brand of all-day regional service on modern DMUs. Anyone want to photoshop a Northstar livery onto a DMU?
I have to take you up on this! See Fantasy Map Thread...
by gopherfan
November 27th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 189
Views: 25366

Re: Fantasy maps

Maybe someday will get a DMU Northstar train...
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by gopherfan
November 26th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 5275

Re: Labeling the Transit System

On tonight's Transportation Committee agenda they will hopefully be answering this question once and for all. See the map below. Essentially aBRT will be branded as part of the METRO family, ie. METRO A Line, METRO B Line, etc. and all other forms of rapid transit will be METRO Color. So LRT, BRT, S...
by gopherfan
October 9th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245381

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Someone please show United Properties that this is much closer to the definition of iconic https://www.nardi-associates.com/olympic-tower
by gopherfan
August 17th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 50
Views: 8204

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

The Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA should really be the precedent for this project! They did a really good job of letting the public get up close and personal with it. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Levitt+Pavilion+SteelStacks/@40.6151439,-75.3687552,3a,75y,65.03h,76.23t/data=!3m8!1...

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