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by gopherfan
June 19th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 993
Views: 108594

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: 32161

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: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1942
Views: 224366

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: 81
Views: 6305

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: 4719

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: 42473

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: 414
Views: 73632

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: 4719

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: 177
Views: 23295

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: 4719

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: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1942
Views: 224366

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: 7910

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...
by gopherfan
July 18th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4444
Views: 391125

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Pretty good info about the agreement here. Council to pay $18.5M to remove their existing siding track over 5 years. Then the council will own the corridors and be responsible for maintenance and liabilities, however TCWR will pay council fees for maintenance (undisclosed amount). In terms of liabil...
by gopherfan
May 31st, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74106

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

I don't think I've seen anything that shows the station designs in one location, so here's all of them from the Corridor Management Committee presentations. https://www.scribd.com/document/3802252 ... on-Designs
by gopherfan
May 26th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 6307

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

Just the main tower remains Image
by gopherfan
May 4th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Northern Star Council Leadership Center
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: Northern Star Council Leadership Center

Webcam https://www.workzonecam.com/projects/ma ... orkzonecam
Project is already almost complete! http://www.explorebasecamp.org/Leadership-Center

Official opening is September 15, but looks like it is to be staffed by July 23rd.
by gopherfan
May 4th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 6307

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

Bye Bye Bunge! Demo has begun, and by the looks of the renders, the iconic sign will go too. http://www.mndaily.com/article/2018/03/ ... ighborhood

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by gopherfan
April 30th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 6307

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

Groundbreaking for the Riverton Community Housing project took place last week https://www.facebook.com/rivertoncommun ... 6504661806
by gopherfan
March 10th, 2018, 1:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 42473

Re: Northern Lights Express

Took 10 minutes, not 5 :p

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