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by UptownSport
December 8th, 2013, 1:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: POLL: Fare free zone on campus or make the U-Pass mandatory?
Replies: 26
Views: 3086

Re: POLL: Fare free zone on campus or make the U-Pass mandat

Discuss. Major concern on this site is where future transit $ come from. Someone needs to be paying for the service, if large swaths are excluded from contributing to transit and using it like an army of ants, it puts burden on everyone else, and reduces ability to make system more efficient. Not s...
by UptownSport
December 8th, 2013, 1:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 13990

Re: Park and Portland Avenues

One-ways reduce environmental impact of line, increasing efficiency (speed) with little risk of head-on accidents. As discussed, cities have done one-ways world over, my guess would be engineering drawings weren't mis-interpreted by road builders en mass. Not sure where you're getting these 'impress...
by UptownSport
December 7th, 2013, 3:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 13990

Re: Park and Portland Avenues

I was thinking strictly a 'mover' for S Minneapolis, and a train on each street (going with traffic, if that needs to be said). It would seem easy to 'plop' down rail on these streets, and unobtrusive especially since one lane is essentially unused at the moment. Don't think the Nicollet Trolley lin...
by UptownSport
December 7th, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 13990

Re: Park and Portland Avenues

Wonder about putting LRT on these two streets. On the surface, the design of these as thoroughfares begs for it.
I doubt they rebuilt 94 bridges to hold trains, tho. :(
by UptownSport
December 7th, 2013, 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217083

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

Article:
Dayton aides pitch transportation funding
Article by: PAT DOYLE , Star Tribune Updated: December 6, 2013 - 11:35 PM

But they haven’t committed to seeking a tax hike to pay for road and light-rail improvements.

http://www.startribune.com/politics/sta ... 42971.html
by UptownSport
December 6th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217083

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

You have to wonder how much congestion is due to choice riders choosing not to wait (forever) at the frigid bus stop, or deciding to not depend on late buses to get to work on time.
by UptownSport
December 6th, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8479

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

Didn't mean to do 3x alignment argument thread.
That situation does instruct us that there's willingness for tunneling, but not for where most would think a tunnel would be.

I know it's hard to separate, isolate that tunnel from that larger SW argument that's become pretty emotional and polarized.
by UptownSport
December 6th, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217083

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

Coming North on 35W totally sucked last night. Not sure if it's always that way.
by UptownSport
December 5th, 2013, 7:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8479

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

My guess is there's enough willingness to cram SW thru that they'd pay for it to be that North- South underground line if that's what it took.
Minneapolis would certainly then be 'on board!'
by UptownSport
December 4th, 2013, 9:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8479

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

and I might start lobbying myself. Waited for a hi-freq 6 for over half an hour, then walked from main post office to MCTC and still waited for 8 minutes on way back. Lots of cold, dejected people.
by UptownSport
December 4th, 2013, 9:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217083

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

Driver (who people were being mean to because he was late :x ) told me he was crawling because he had slid for a block and it scared the living daylights out of him.
Buses use summer tires on drives, instead of 'drive' tires. They have straight ribs and offer no traction on slippery roads.
by UptownSport
December 4th, 2013, 5:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8479

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

People could wait in warm, dry stations for trains that aren't negotiating stalled traffic today.
After the snow, comes the cold ...
by UptownSport
December 1st, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 26th / 28th Streets in South Minneapolis
Replies: 115
Views: 10115

Re: 26th / 28th Streets in South Minneapolis

They are super-efficient. I wonder if they could be widened for better Uptown access, and lights timed to 35+MPH so they're even more efficient.
by UptownSport
December 1st, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 722
Views: 86236

Re: Northstar

The article speaks of Northstar being extended as imminent- IIRC the video said 'years away'.
I only find that any extension is on 'Indefinite hold', no sight of an extension date.
by UptownSport
November 27th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 282857

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

This seems un intuitive to me, just to ride a bicycle every new student or commuter needs to figure out what WTF a 'bike-box' is and what it's for.

They should've kept the tunnel option; much environmental impact- It gives everyone something to hate all along the line.
by UptownSport
November 26th, 2013, 9:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project
Replies: 306
Views: 28949

Re: The Virginia Triangle (Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck)

Walked across entire 'Triangle' twice today.

I saw one bicyclist!! (and again hundreds if not thousands of cars)
by UptownSport
November 25th, 2013, 2:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project
Replies: 306
Views: 28949

Re: The Virginia Triangle (Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck)

There isn't any problem. Not only can riders use Bryant, the dedicated bike path, a wide sidewalk on West side, carriers on buses, but can also ride down the traffic lane. My take is that's it's another 'invention of a problem' to advance the usual 'I hate cars' agenda. Just missed the 4 and the 6 s...
by UptownSport
November 24th, 2013, 5:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8479

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

I'd rather not hear about car vs transit, the two aren't mutually exclusive. There's certainly a point that removing surface transit speeds up remaining traffic; most of us have seen bus 'jams' on Nicollet Mall, where only public transit is allowed. At the least, adding fleets of buses to a route wo...
by UptownSport
November 24th, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8479

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

There seems to be little interest in elevated systems. Does Minneapolis/St. Paul have density/ridership that would justify a big dig? Not really an elevated system, but I would be very much interested to see something on I-35W ROW (Yes, the Orange Line.) and on 394 ROW. Something like Chicago's Dan...

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