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by UptownSport
October 9th, 2013, 8:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404317

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Two council members are saying 'NO'
http://m.startribune.com/opinion/?id=226981971&c=y

Mpls has veto power, why not force a line that works for the city instead of bypassing us?
by UptownSport
October 9th, 2013, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53312

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 credible.
by UptownSport
October 8th, 2013, 12:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10839

Re: Hennepin Avenue

Youre saying the lazy, and really therefore evil, middle class? Standing in the way of a giant 1:1 scale trainset that would be so fun to watch. I'm shocked at the arrogance here; urbanmsp intelligentsia is going to decide you shouldnt have a car. Perhaps if there were emphasis on working with autos...
by UptownSport
October 6th, 2013, 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53312

Re: Snelling BRT/enhanced bus

twincitizen wrote:No GoTo Card = wait for the local bus that takes cash. At least you'll have a nice heated station at which to wait. We need to stop coddling people.
Brilliant.

Busses (or I'm sorry, BRT) are just like trains except cheaper, except you can't ride them because you can't buy a ticket.
by UptownSport
October 6th, 2013, 10:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I-35W/I-94 Commons
Replies: 78
Views: 19411

Re: I-35W/I-94 Commons

Yes, all so very helpful. Below is what you are going to get. p. 2 https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?p=15886#p15886 This seems to have disappeared from the http://www.35lake.com/ site ... This remains as justification for the 35W Lake project; There are two bridges in the I-35W Transit/Access P...
by UptownSport
October 3rd, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288647

Re: Green Line (Central)

Thanks.

Heard about it being tested East of Snelling; spotter was surprise at how fast it was going when it 'surprised' him.
by UptownSport
October 2nd, 2013, 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404317

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Chauncey87 wrote: If you route this on [any given North South Street] to make it reach uptown before heading into SLP then your going to have to deal with what happened on University all over again!
Because we can only build tunnels in the woods?
by UptownSport
October 1st, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 499
Views: 52045

Re: Rush Line Corridor

Ease of extending post WBL should be considered-
If there's an old ROW that just needs tracks and caternary, vs , say tunneling, lots of traffic from Forest Lake.
by UptownSport
October 1st, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I-35W/I-94 Commons
Replies: 78
Views: 19411

Re: I-35W/I-94 Commons

Not near a pc to get the quote, but Lake st website stated it was a branch from legislature's mandate to fix the very area area you (astutely) complain of.
Ironically all information on this area disappeared from that website ...

Average 3 accidents /day. Not cool.
by UptownSport
October 1st, 2013, 8:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404317

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

This line won't do anything significant for development in Minneapolis. It is to carry people from the suburbs into Minneapolis, and deliberately avoids dense areas of our city. Talk of anything ocurring immediately West of downtown will occur with or without the line, and could be well served by si...
by UptownSport
September 30th, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2324
Views: 234315

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Which is not to say that they shouldn't relocate the Lake Street bus stops, but if you think that will solve the overall problem, you're dreaming. You're referring to me? I said center stops would "speed up traffic" not "solve the overall problem". There is a difference. And theres certainly open d...
by UptownSport
September 30th, 2013, 8:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404317

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I'd guess reason they want train is more at that the same reason they want automatically closing trunk lids.
by UptownSport
September 30th, 2013, 8:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2324
Views: 234315

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Article on how our driving (busses take a hit here, if you read it as I did) contributes to traffic jams. http://m.startribune.com/local/?id=225734591&c=y I had no idea what signs meant, assumed it was similar to signs on off ramps suggesting a speed to negotiate ramp. Adding center Lake st stops (a...
by UptownSport
September 29th, 2013, 10:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78422

Re: Nicollet-Central Corridor

One question I had was answered by their map; http://cityoflakes.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=213b5f8bd576449b9c205c27f29181a3&extent=-93.41,44.9,-93.101,45.0612 Line crosses to Hennepin at Washington. A lot's been discussed about 'jams' on Nicollet mall, any talk as to how this is...
by UptownSport
September 29th, 2013, 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404317

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

i'm just happy to see the line not built- I get that freight was eventually supposed to go thru SLP- What I see for benefits to my city are far outweighed by the damage it will do- and any benefit could be better served by extending West (to where people, now, actually live) a few stops, and running...
by UptownSport
September 29th, 2013, 3:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 804
Views: 88526

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT)

Didn't speak German enough to set them straight at the time.
by UptownSport
September 28th, 2013, 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 804
Views: 88526

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT)

Think Germany only had rail on major maps
by UptownSport
September 28th, 2013, 11:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288647

Re: Green Line (Central)

Yes, noticed single overhead on WAB, too.
Has anyone seen University overhead line progress East of Snelling?
by UptownSport
September 28th, 2013, 11:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404317

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I think an issue with doing that is the lines not worth expendin 'political capitol' on.
Certainly legislators are independent of Governor.

Star article on railroad power ( to name another entity the Executive can't boss around)
http://m.startribune.com/news/?id=225600682&c=y
by UptownSport
September 27th, 2013, 10:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 404317

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I biked the trail recently and there were ugly freight trains just parked in front of newer apartments near Hwy. 100, as seen on Google maps, oblique view: http://goo.gl/maps/VSf8b If I was an SLP resident in that area, I'd most certainly be in favor of relocation. Trains have to go somewhere , I'm...

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