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by UptownSport
October 23rd, 2013, 9:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14480

Re: Green Line (Central)

So the priority is to get rid of cars? Pretty much at any cost? There was a rather large change to University, so saying people don't like an idea because they're afraid of change doesn't make sense. Perhaps there could be something wrong wirh the merit of the idea. I'm not saying that the plan will...
by UptownSport
October 22nd, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404307

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Of course if we had a proper network (you know with tunnels in the inner city) those from north could just walk down a staircase at Broadway and Emerson, get to Nicollet and 6th in less than 10 minutes, then just another staircase down to the SW Line which would get out to the deep suburbs in 25-30...
by UptownSport
October 18th, 2013, 11:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404307

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I know this is really confusing, so maybe take it in small parts and feel free to use a dictionary. We hear 'there was no promise.' Again and again, really. Then we heard, that at the time, it was said rail couldn't be rerouted through St Loius Park. It was 'impossible.'. So here's where it gets rea...
by UptownSport
October 18th, 2013, 10:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2324
Views: 234251

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Good way to reduce ridership and get people back into cars ride a connecting busses for a few blocks each, then end up paying way more per day.
by UptownSport
October 17th, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53310

Re: Snelling BRT/enhanced bus

I know on local routes there are some stops that are always busy (campus stops for the 2, for example) whereas some aren't that busy (most other stops on the 2). Maybe put fareboxes on all buses, and put TVMs at the busiest stations. This seems like a complete no-brainer to me - I don't understand ...
by UptownSport
October 17th, 2013, 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404307

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Midtown is to turn south and use a bus barn. It could serve stops past Wedt lake. Will missing the Fed timetable re-cock the DEIS- especially if tunnel wasn't included? Alternatives analysis? Chance they'd study routing LRT thru density and making better use of tunnels, so there's something in this ...
by UptownSport
October 17th, 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288623

Re: Green Line (Central)

Wait til there's a good, old fashioned train-bus smash-up.
By then the decision makers will have moved on to their nifty VP positions at Seimens.
by UptownSport
October 16th, 2013, 12:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404307

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Perhaps this is the beginning of it withering on the vine. Perhaps those powerful people are paying lip service to the line while 'tabling it for study' sure to allow it to fade. I live closer than anyone, I'm sure, to the proposed 21st station. I'd never use it; supsequent Mpls bound stops make the...
by UptownSport
October 16th, 2013, 11:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288623

Re: Green Line (Central)

I'm sure I'm not understanding- vehicles are going to also drive the rails?
Is there earthly precident for a bus driving down a dedicated, operational track?
by UptownSport
October 15th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10839

Re: Hennepin Avenue

This, of course, makes the Southwest scenario even more absurd and frustrating, but that's a different topic. We do have one who said Uptown transit is excellent. Need I quote? I dont think tunneling through the woods specifically to avoid Uptown / South is a different subject at all. I'm not sure ...
by UptownSport
October 15th, 2013, 9:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404307

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

If a thing is impossible to do why would there need to be a promise not to do it?
by UptownSport
October 15th, 2013, 8:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2324
Views: 234251

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Do the Siberian Yaks turn a profit?

Interesting article says they will need a transport system after their expansion.

They wouldn't?
by UptownSport
October 14th, 2013, 12:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10839

Re: Hennepin Avenue

I continue to believe some on UrbanMSP view the issue as a 1:1 trainset that will now have cars zipping up and down Hennepin too, but not stopping. The actual cars actually have people in them, and those people like to stop at the businesses along Hennepin (perhaps when they're already commuting- It...
by UptownSport
October 14th, 2013, 12:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2324
Views: 234251

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Not mass transit, but a mode of transit goes away;

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/227612061.html

Too bad the system couldn't be installed in a circulator where it would be of good use; Rosedale to Har-Mar or a compact downtown.
by UptownSport
October 14th, 2013, 12:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404307

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I worry that although we get some, very good, information, many times it's combined with tainted comments. I go back and see all the 'bad actors' referenced; first anyone who is against the project, as they're 'Racist' t's not that an Uptown alignment for SW LRT that doesn't make sense, it's the SW ...
by UptownSport
October 11th, 2013, 9:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53310

Re: Snelling BRT/enhanced bus

Im sure youre both aware thats not what anyone said. Assuming the poor are incapable of using smart cards is far more condescending than anything I wrote. -1 Just not OK with turning public transit into a line for elites; denying rides to a person that has the fare but not in the magic combination. ...
by UptownSport
October 11th, 2013, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10839

Re: Hennepin Avenue

Yes, and North of Franklin.
by UptownSport
October 11th, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404307

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

CIDNA taking a cue from SLP safety campaign:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/displa ... ing-louder

Interesting that the rail was from 1920's. Evidently doesn't wear (appreciably
by UptownSport
October 9th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10839

Re: Hennepin Avenue

Yeah I just really don't see how woofner's idea isn't "working with" autos. At its core, the suggestion was that we take parking lanes, only on our most busy/important corridors (like Hennepin) and turn them in to narrowed transit-only lanes, only at peak hours of the day. Parking is already taken ...
by UptownSport
October 9th, 2013, 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10839

Re: Hennepin Avenue

I'm pessimistic about any transformation in the attitude of local policymakers in favor of actual useful transit and away from shiny trains - pandering to the middle class is just too ingrained (and effective) in American politics, and the middle class here will never care about anything but drivin...

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