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by stp1980
July 29th, 2014, 9:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56751

Re: Gateway Corridor

I grew up in Woodbury (now live in Saint Paul). Woodbury is the main city of the east metro. Yes, it is very suburban but the little chance that this line would effectively tie in a portion of our metro that is often overlooked to the greater system is being squandered. I am looking for maps but I a...
by stp1980
July 28th, 2014, 2:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6218

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I agree 100% that the train is a success and much better than what we had before. The frustrations are stemming from being told it would take 40 minutes end to end, and then 48 minutes, and now regularly 60 minutes and sometimes as long as 70 minutes. That is up to a 70% time increase from the orig...
by stp1980
July 26th, 2014, 9:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56751

Re: Gateway Corridor

The Lake Elmo alignment is insanity. I know many of you are critical of SW and Bottineau ending in cornfields but at least there are development plans for those places and they have the potential to be more urbanized. Lake Elmo fights tooth and nail to prevent development and only reluctantly agreed...
by stp1980
July 22nd, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6218

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Saint Paul is a dysfunctional city when it comes to things like infrastructure as a resident of Saint Paul it does not make me happy. With the Green Line they are not getting the full potential out of the biggest investment made in their city in a long time (possibly ever). Anyone want to start a le...
by stp1980
July 17th, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6218

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

We need to have some kind of performance standard for speed on this line (especially outside of the downtowns). I know it is not necessarily for end to end service but it's utility is diminished by it's very slow speed. This really needs to be considered for future lines especially when the train is...
by stp1980
May 14th, 2014, 12:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 465
Views: 57081

Re: Zip Rail to Rochester

If track rights are expensive, as shown by the Northstar line, couldn't we have a non-profit corporation formed to have bonds issued to build the line here (since much of it would have to be constructed), have the primary user be the passenger line, but have other railroads use it for freight some o...
by stp1980
March 26th, 2014, 9:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403895

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I am sure at some point these things have been discussed over the course of the 105 pages in this thread, and I have not given this project up for dead, but I am very frustrated by the lack of leadership and vision on this project. Who is the project champion? Who is mediating disputes by putting de...
by stp1980
January 17th, 2014, 7:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152756

Re: Nicollet Mall

This doesn't explain Bottineau's absence, though. That actually concerns me more than Southwest as it indicates a lack of interest in transitways by the Governor's office. Agreed. Could it be that this is an election year? He wants to play it safe on big projects especially if there is controversy ...
by stp1980
January 14th, 2014, 5:46 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: OXBO - 7 Corners Hardware Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 13843

Re: 7 Corners Hardware

Bummer to see it go but if I recall the church next door had a for sale sign on it too not too long ago(?) If you didn't notice the church next door it would be easy to miss.
by stp1980
December 16th, 2013, 4:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56751

Re: Gateway Corridor

With any of our planned busway corridors I worry about lack of standards and what we end up with is a bunch of watered down lines all with a little bit different level of service, hours, ticketing . I think the red line has shown this to some degree and it is worrisome that there is a lack of standa...
by stp1980
December 11th, 2013, 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Robert Street Corridor Arterial BRT
Replies: 107
Views: 20306

Re: Robert Street Corridor

Related to this, in the past couple of months there has been quite a few teardowns along Robert through West Saint Paul, there is a bit of land that is now open for redevelopment, although this street is an exhibit of a suburban strip through the decades. They do seem to be encouraging more street f...
by stp1980
December 9th, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!
Replies: 39
Views: 14068

Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Toro field?
by stp1980
October 12th, 2013, 7:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112387

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

You are getting at the central question with all of our transit projects. How do we effectively connect a relatively low density geographically large metro area without going broke and doing it in a fair way.
by stp1980
October 5th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: State Capitol renovation
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: State Capitol renovation

Who can we complain to about this? Literally a good portion of the capitol mall is now a f@#$in parking lot? What are we going to do next put one in directly around Split Rock Lighthouse? In the sculpture garden at the Walker so you can park directly next to Spoonbridge?
by stp1980
October 5th, 2013, 8:10 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: "City" "Place" - Woodbury
Replies: 133
Views: 20379

Re: Woodbury Corporate Campus - State Farm site

Not a lot of details here - but i am curious what grocery they're talking to. There's really only one question - would it be a Lund's or a Byerlys. First look: How new owner would revamp Woodbury office park (slideshow) http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/real_estate/2013/10/state-farm-woodb...
by stp1980
October 5th, 2013, 8:08 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: "City" "Place" - Woodbury
Replies: 133
Views: 20379

Re: Woodbury Corporate Campus - State Farm site

Much agreed on the lack of a Radio Dr. BRT station. This campus borders Woodbury Lakes too to the East. That large grassy area could be some serious housing.
by stp1980
September 5th, 2013, 7:10 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 134
Views: 24891

Re: Possible demolition of West Publishing / old jail

I have always pictured a building here that hugs the bluff a bit, but covered in glass and looks like a waterfall flowing over the side, that could be very cool!
by stp1980
September 5th, 2013, 7:03 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 3M Headquarters - Maplewood
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

New 3M R&D Building - Maplewood

The first addition in a long time to an old-style suburban Fortune 500 HQ. Glad to see that they are investing in the state and their campus (although with incentives). The renders look decent, the whole campus is a bit of a hodge-podge of styles so this one will stick out and probably not be visibl...
by stp1980
July 29th, 2013, 7:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403895

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Speaking from a point of near total technical ignorance on trains, would it be possible to have the freight and light rail share a track for this last leg? Seems like there are not that many freight trains (so why build two sets of tracks?), and if the time of day could be limited for the freights, ...
by stp1980
July 8th, 2013, 7:10 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Neighborhood Groups (AKA Neighbors Against........)
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Neighborhood Groups (AKA Neighbors Against........)

We don't have to keep this thread under Saint Paul, but I think there are more than our fair share of these groups here. I wanted to start a discussion at least to document some of the silliness that these groups seem to be. It's not that I think neighborhood groups do not have a right to have a say...

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