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by HuskyGrad
May 20th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4338
Views: 377721

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

HiawathaGuy wrote:$500M in cuts proposed for Southwest LRT line
http://www.startribune.com/500m-in-cuts ... 304445241/
That is quite the false headline, they took all of the potential options and added them up.
by HuskyGrad
May 20th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 447
Views: 48833

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

RailBaronYarr wrote:So speeding or running a red light, which are a heck of a lot riskier to society, are petty misdemeanors while fare evasion is a misdemeanor? WTH?
Fare evasion is also stealing revenue from the agency.
by HuskyGrad
May 19th, 2015, 7:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 447
Views: 48833

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

According to the May 11 Transportation Committee meeting, the TVMs for the A-Line (And C and D Lines) will print tickets that will not be able to be used on regular bus fareboxes and will not be able to recharge Go-To cards. This allows each TVM to cost $11,000 instead of the $80,000 the LRT TVMs c...
by HuskyGrad
May 14th, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4338
Views: 377721

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

fehler wrote:Build all stations only long enough for 2-car trainsets. That'll save a few bucks now.
That won't work since the Green Line already runs three car trains and the runs will be continuous.
by HuskyGrad
May 7th, 2015, 1:03 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 107445

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Like I said, I'm assuming the wording in the tweet is wrong and the bill is actually for public ownership of the stadium. Apparently she actually is proposing public ownership of the team. http://www.startribune.com/state-rep-phyllis-kahn-proposes-new-mls-team-be-community-owned/302935381/?recircul...
by HuskyGrad
May 6th, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 93604

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

The windows are being boarded up in the Star Tribune building as well.
by HuskyGrad
April 29th, 2015, 7:23 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 107445

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Hi everyone. I'm a newbie, so please be patient. I'd like to help the conversation get back on topic. I'm a little astonished that there isn't more skepticism about the stadium proposal. I know the blogger at http://www.fieldofschemes.com , and from that site and the book of the same title I've lea...
by HuskyGrad
April 28th, 2015, 8:03 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 107445

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Is the lack of a Royalston station really a factor? Soccer fans have been trekking out to Blaine for years. How many of ‘em would actually forego attending a match solely because they’d rather not walk 1/4 mile from Target Field Station to the stadium? I don't think it would be too big of a problem...
by HuskyGrad
April 28th, 2015, 5:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4338
Views: 377721

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Costs have gone down before. Central Corridor came in under its original budget which resulted in all kinds of upgrades. In fact I believe both of our LRT projects came in under budget, resulting in contingency funds being used for upgrades. You are no longer allowed to use contingency funds on upg...
by HuskyGrad
April 27th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 73293

Re: Mayo Clinic Square

Wedgeguy wrote:Grant, Do you know if those are the old Escalators, or did they move them and those are new units?
Looks like they were relocated.

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by HuskyGrad
April 24th, 2015, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 52758

Re: Downtown East LRT Ped Bridge & Stadium Plaza (MSFA Block

So, this angle makes me ask again... Remind me again why we can't build a skyway across 4th Street, just west of Chicago, to vertical circulation that brings people to the westbound LRT platform (and further down to the ramp)? This would basically cross from the vertical circulation seen in the new...
by HuskyGrad
April 23rd, 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 352
Views: 42579

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

Looking at those images, it's not even 100% clear that you can actually "walk out" from those little patios. They appear to be fully enclosed by railing. Not sure exactly who that would appeal to... I want to live on Marquette, and be able to step out onto a little private patio, but I don't want t...
by HuskyGrad
April 23rd, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 352
Views: 42579

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

Looks like this update will save Devil's Advocate.
by HuskyGrad
April 23rd, 2015, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 53036

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

They're dismantling the southern tower crane today.
by HuskyGrad
April 21st, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 52758

Downtown East LRT Ped Bridge & Stadium Plaza (MSFA Block)

I believe the issue is the underground structure that was a rushed idea. Kind of like this one.


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by HuskyGrad
April 21st, 2015, 7:03 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 107445

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

MNdible wrote:They're all so principled!
I hope tomorrow they'll final pass that amendment on banning funding for unicorn bridges since nobody asked for those either. :twisted:
by HuskyGrad
April 14th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 107445

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Anthony Greder wrote:Minnesota United FC will privately finance estimated $120 million for construction of an 18,000-seat stadium and about $30 million for land.
https://twitter.com/andygreder/status/5 ... 1058292738

Not too bad.
by HuskyGrad
April 14th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2230
Views: 208671

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

I know this isn't the Twin Cities, but as a former director for the system this hits me hard.
Fatality reported in crash involving two DTA buses in downtown Duluth
by HuskyGrad
April 8th, 2015, 3:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 73293

Re: Mayo Clinic Square

Now does anybody know is the old red staircase which clearly said "Skyway" still in place? If so is it clearly market? It has to be right? I mean with the city wanting more Street to Skyway access points they must have not allowed the removal of a clearly market S2S access point right? .. On the He...
by HuskyGrad
March 31st, 2015, 3:26 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 107445

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

'Soccer land deal hints at public subsidy request' 'The owner of the site for a new pro soccer team says developers want time to appeal to lawmakers.' HG, How is this not a solid story? It seems like it'd be negligent not to print this information. Do you think the media should defer to McGuire's P...

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