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by Suburban Outcast
January 14th, 2013, 11:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159295

Re: MSP Airport

Something about airports/airlines/routing is just so interesting. I wish there was some equivalent of Railroad Tycoon II for air travel. They made those Airport Tycoon games, but those were crummy. I already spent many hours throughout the past 10 years playing SimCity 4, I don't know if I could ha...
by Suburban Outcast
January 14th, 2013, 11:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92890

Re: Northstar

Maybe they could put a couple exercise bikes on the Northstar, to combat the risk of obesity from sitting down for a daily roundtrip 80 mile train ride from Big Lake to Minneapolis :lol:
by Suburban Outcast
January 14th, 2013, 11:21 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul Retail News
Replies: 44
Views: 6634

Re: Saint Paul Retail News

They should just focus on becoming a stronger secondary commercial center. To me it's like Minneapolis vs. Chicago (or even Chicago vs. NYC on a even larger scale) in a way, the latter is going to be always be leading over the former city overall but that does not mean that the smaller city isn't an...
by Suburban Outcast
January 14th, 2013, 10:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159295

Re: MSP Airport

I guess I wasn't thinking about the auto industry at all, but that does make a lot of sense that Detroit is an international hub given that industry. I was just thinking on a overall economic scale (based on the strong corporate presence given the number of Fortune 500's in the cities) and the inter...
by Suburban Outcast
January 14th, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159295

Re: MSP Airport

Given the MSP 2020 expansion, do you think Delta is going to divert a couple Asian and European non-stop flights from Detroit over to MSP since they are planning to build a new international facility in the next few years or so? I know Detroit is Delta's 2nd largest hub but wouldn't Minneapolis be a...
by Suburban Outcast
January 9th, 2013, 10:19 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 24370

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

The downtown Minneapolis Macy's needs some refreshing and better signage, but it very likely has the largest Men's selection in the Twin Cities, aside from maybe MOA. Since it was the former flagship of Dayton's, isn't it the most upscale out of the bunch? I really haven't walked around inside ther...
by Suburban Outcast
January 9th, 2013, 10:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92890

Re: Northstar

I have a coworker that lives way North, up by Albertville I think (we work at the UofM for reference). He was telling me that they ever built that choo choo all the way up to St Cloud he'd move to some place even more absurdly north (like, north of St Cloud) and drive the half hour to St Cloud and ...
by Suburban Outcast
January 8th, 2013, 1:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: How do you primarily get around?
Replies: 29
Views: 3406

Re: How do you primarily get around?

I have other coworkers who have done the opposite, and that seems to work for them (though it's funny to hear them complain that transit doesn't work for, them, not realizing that it's because they've subconsciously made that choice). I can see how a cover like "transit just doesn't work for me" wo...
by Suburban Outcast
January 8th, 2013, 12:56 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 24370

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

The area around Maplewood Mall (and the mall itself given the renovation) has changed a ton compared to when I was little, so hopefully that new development full of residential and office developments west of the mall helps out the area a bit. I like how the mall expanded the park and ride to meet g...
by Suburban Outcast
January 8th, 2013, 12:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92890

Re: Northstar

It can get bad, but I would say 494 is worse. I usually drive to Saint Cloud during non-rush hour periods to avoid traffic, and usually when I get in a traffic jam it is usually due to construction. During my freshman year at MNSU, I spent anywhere between 15 mins, 30 mins, to even a few hours (due ...
by Suburban Outcast
January 8th, 2013, 12:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92890

Re: Northstar

Apparently there will be a few legislators pushing for the extension as the new session starts, but I can't say if anything will come of it. http://www.sctimes.com/article/20130107/NEWS01/301070022/River-s-Edge-Northstar-among-local-priorities-when-Legislature-opens-Tuesday-?nclick_check=1 Not a su...
by Suburban Outcast
January 2nd, 2013, 6:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul Retail News
Replies: 44
Views: 6634

Re: Saint Paul Retail News

It's official, the downtown St. Paul Macy's will be closing. Store employees were to be told this week that the store will shut down in late March, according to sources who did not want to be named. http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/185462222.html That was bound to happen sooner or later, but...
by Suburban Outcast
January 2nd, 2013, 3:28 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Past Transit Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: Past Transit Plans

It's sad how the BRE study from the mid-80's is quite similar to the overall LRT network built by 2018 did not come into reality until 30-35 years after that study was made. I wonder how Minneapolis and Saint Paul would look now if they started building out the network a decade or two before, along ...
by Suburban Outcast
January 2nd, 2013, 2:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University Recreation & Wellness Center Expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 4636

Re: University Recreation & Wellness Center Expansion

Gotta love in-state tuition........saves a bundle! A bundle of what? Hardly. Apparently we are one of the cheapest Big Ten schools for out-of-state students, but one of the most expensive when it comes to in-state tuition rates. The Strib just recently released an article discussing the tuition rat...
by Suburban Outcast
January 1st, 2013, 6:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: White Bear Lake-to-Minneapolis Transit Corridor
Replies: 31
Views: 5331

Re: White Bear Corridor

It would also cause problems with the part running along County Road B2 as well, because at least the County C portion has more space for the tracks than B2 does. It would have to run in the median near Rosedale, unless they want to go through part of the parking lot.
by Suburban Outcast
December 31st, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: White Bear Lake-to-Minneapolis Transit Corridor
Replies: 31
Views: 5331

Re: White Bear Corridor

That seems like a good idea, I drive on County Rd C almost daily and I don't see trains too often, so if they can divert the freight traffic, that would lessen the issues with building the LRT tracks. I would be happy if they even just built it to Rosedale, though they would probably have to build a...
by Suburban Outcast
December 31st, 2012, 7:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: White Bear Lake-to-Minneapolis Transit Corridor
Replies: 31
Views: 5331

Re: White Bear Corridor

Oops, I just realized that the LRT alignment on County Road C just veers off the road west of the Victoria St. Intersection, (I misread the map and thought it went along C past Victoria, my apologies). Would there be enough room for the LRT though? Given the fact there is that freight rail line, bik...
by Suburban Outcast
December 31st, 2012, 2:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: White Bear Lake-to-Minneapolis Transit Corridor
Replies: 31
Views: 5331

Re: White Bear Corridor

From looking at the alignment at County Road C in Roseville, would the LRT tracks be placed where the center lanes are or on one of the sides of the road? Since that stretch of road is currently a narrow 4-lane road with no shoulders (making it not too bike-friendly), it would have to be downgraded ...
by Suburban Outcast
December 31st, 2012, 2:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: How do you primarily get around?
Replies: 29
Views: 3406

Re: How do you primarily get around?

Since I live in the suburbs (Little Canada), I end up driving everywhere I go except during the school year. When I commute to the U of M, I park in Roseville and take the bus to the West Bank either by riding Route 87 and the 121/Connector or the 272 Express. If the 272 stopped at the new Rice Stre...

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