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by phop
December 18th, 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 571
Views: 110121

Re: University of Minnesota

Some development-related silliness from a high position within the University of Minnesota: http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/236448161.html The crimes this fall are evidence of changes in the neighborhoods near campus, which are more densely populated than before, said Wheelock. That, al...
by phop
December 6th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: State Budget & Bonding Bill 2013-14 Session
Replies: 45
Views: 4171

Re: State Budget Proposal

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/234694921.html Dayton said that if the state’s financial numbers hold up by the time legislators convene in February, he would consider borrowing an additional $200 million to continue improving the state’s roads, bridges and buildings. Legislators want...
by phop
November 27th, 2013, 8:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 100
Views: 25691

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

The waiting list for the Buzza Lofts is at 500 according to this article.

http://finance-commerce.com/2013/11/gre ... s-service/
by phop
November 26th, 2013, 9:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2383
Views: 272302

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

MNDot just released a comprehensive update on the state of Minnesota's existing/planned transitways, if anyone is interested.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/repor ... Report.pdf
by phop
November 1st, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Mayoral Race
Replies: 386
Views: 47691

Re: Mayoral Race

Anyone else irrationally afraid of a Dan Cohen win? He would be a big step backwards.
by phop
October 26th, 2013, 3:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 435347

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I wouldn't call it "lilly white". According to wikipedia, Eden Prairie is 81.7% white (2010 census). That's a fairly high percentage, but two of the four other cities with LRT stations are less racially diverse at 90.0% (Minnetonka) and 83.3% (St. Louis Park).
by phop
October 25th, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Higher Priority: Nicollet Streetcar or Midtown streetcar/LRT
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Higher Priority: Nicollet Streetcar or Midtown streetcar

Midtown may be the best of the twin cities transit lines not under construction, considering all factors. The existing right of way means lower costs and less disruptions to the area during the project timeline. Service is improved in terms of both quality and efficiency. Ridership is also likely to...
by phop
October 9th, 2013, 10:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 54272

Re: Snelling BRT/enhanced bus

Again it fits urbanMSP subset that just wants transit to look at, it's not necessary for anyone to actually (letalone people that depend on transit) actually ride the busses. So much could be done (example: exit door exits) to improve efficiency at low or no cost claiming 'efficiency' isn't credibl...
by phop
September 25th, 2013, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 227
Views: 31067

Re: Upper Mississippi -- No Locks For You

Barges don't really go any farther than the north end of Minneapolis. The head of navigation for everything (without having to pull your boat out of the water to get around obstacles) is the Coon Rapids dam, about 13 miles upstream from the lower lock at St. Anthony Falls. Barge customers only seem...

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