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by masstrlk67
April 16th, 2016, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What if We Shut Down Our Transit System?
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: What if We Shut Down Our Transit System?

However from an observational standpoint of living in Oslo for four months, their public transit has actually reduced/prevented congestion significantly. Better transit service :arrow: more transit use :arrow: less driving? Or way higher gas prices :arrow: less driving :arrow: more transit use :arr...
by masstrlk67
April 12th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 76780

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

But the Blue Line was built before the obviously-better Green Line (ridership, racial equity, you name the metrics, it's better) for a reason. A longer tail of people use the Blue Line infrequently, but sum up for fairly high daily ridership. Sure, there are jobs at MSP and we justified extending t...
by masstrlk67
April 4th, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 54
Views: 3763

Re: Bike Shopping

One thing to watch out for with front racks and baskets is front wheel accessibility for taking your bike on the bus. I happen to prefer front racks for lighter loads, but mine doesn't leave much room for the bus's securing arm to grab the wheel. You could say my bike has rail bias now.
by masstrlk67
April 4th, 2016, 11:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dakota Rail Corridor
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Dakota Rail Corridor

I biked part of the Dakota Trail during yesterday's beautiful weather. It gets reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal cozy with the Lafayette Club and the houses around there in Minnetonka Beach. It kind of amazes me that there was once freight rail there since it feels more like an interurban ROW.
by masstrlk67
March 22nd, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217295

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Can someone give me a rundown of how this is supposed to be used? Like, what's the point when you can bring your bike on the train? There is a nice overview here: http://humantransit.org/2010/04/can-we-all-cycle-the-last-mile.html of different options for combining bicycles with transit. Basically,...
by masstrlk67
March 4th, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1513
Views: 137805

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I think Metro Transit would object to 10' driving lanes on a high frequency bus route (64 south of Maryland).
by masstrlk67
January 25th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 153
Views: 24227

Re: Introductions

Hi, everyone. I've been reading and occasionally posting for about a year now so I thought I should introduce myself finally. My name is Mike, and I've been living in Minneapolis for about a year and a half. I went to college in Northfield and I grew up in Chicago (the city, not a suburb! ;) ). I am...
by masstrlk67
January 25th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 49076

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I think Rush was actually ahead of Riverview before the B Line aBRT fiasco moved Riverview front and center for Ramsey County. Which makes it kind of ironic that aBRT is now a serious option for Rush Line.
by masstrlk67
January 25th, 2016, 3:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54504

Re: Presidential Election 2016

nor do I think he could even do the actual job of president for a single day. So I promise that I'm asking this in good faith, not as snark, but what does this actually mean? I hear this critique of Sanders often, and I honestly don't understand. Like, he wouldn't be able to hire a competent staff ...
by masstrlk67
January 7th, 2016, 1:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 49076

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Is there some kind of advantage to bringing all those partners in from the get-go just to have them drop out as the scope gets narrowed? I don't think the other planned lines in the region started out so huge, except maybe Gateway?
by masstrlk67
December 16th, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 51737

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

Seattle's RapidRide, their branding of aBRT, has a passive restraint system that doesn't require driver assistance. http://seattletransitblog.com/2011/06/1 ... restraint/
by masstrlk67
December 14th, 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Winona
Replies: 19
Views: 3716

Re: Winona

MPR story on development in downtown Winona.

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/14 ... evelopment
by masstrlk67
October 7th, 2015, 3:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217295

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

acs wrote:to score some social equity points.
I might call that, "meaningfully improving the lives of some of our least well-off people," but y'know, different strokes.
by masstrlk67
October 7th, 2015, 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 119
Views: 8506

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

Zeroing in on that idea to connect the 2 and 67 (which would save Sam a transfer on his commute), I wonder why this hasn't already happened? Maybe it would have had Twin City Lines not folded? There was a time when the Selby and Lake streetcars were two separate routes, and I think most people would...
by masstrlk67
October 5th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 49076

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

If they're so focused on Forest Lake and Hugo, then why do 2 out of 3 recommended options (including the only rail recommendation) stop in White Bear Lake? I agree with David, though I love rail-trails. I think somehow we need to better communicate that a railbanked trail is still legally a transpor...
by masstrlk67
September 1st, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 49076

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Swede Hollow routing would completely miss Metro State. While there are plenty of reasons to oppose the Swede Hollow routing (and I'm not sold on it myself), saying it would *completely* miss Metro State is preposterous, at least without station locations specified. A station at Swede Hollow & E 7t...
by masstrlk67
August 25th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 25896

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

Does Car2Go share any user data? I had thought of Car2Go primarily as a convenience option rather than as an equity tool.
by masstrlk67
August 21st, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 709
Views: 54547

Re: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor BRT)

The core cities do subsidize the infrastructure of the suburbs, but by the same token the suburbs subsidize the social services of the city. Which one is larger? I don't know, but if lady Minneapolis were really the saintly giver being taken advantage of by parasitic suburbs then her city budget wo...
by masstrlk67
August 7th, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 439
Views: 52176

Re: Zip Rail and NAHSRG Rail to Rochester

Isn't Mr. Walker still hell-bent on blocking rail through WI, though? That seems like a pretty big issue to tackle. Only if the public pays for it, I would imagine. Private enterprise can do no wrong to him. That hasn't been the case for the private lines in Texas and Florida. People there are conv...
by masstrlk67
May 19th, 2015, 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 51737

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

Re: fare checking. I once had my fare checked by a general MT employee rather than a transit cop. He was walking the train with a transit cop though. But it seems like cutting back on transit cops checking fares is at least feasible.

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