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by Tcmetro
June 19th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: List of current projects and info
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: List of current projects and info

Urbantoronto.ca has a well-maintained "Database" of projects. It's what I would strive for.

http://urbantoronto.ca/database
by Tcmetro
June 13th, 2012, 5:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289827

Re: Central Corridor LRT

Looks like there is a plan to build a pedestrian tunnel from the Rice St Station to the Capitol.

http://councilmeetings.metc.state.mn.us ... _11_12.pdf
by Tcmetro
June 13th, 2012, 5:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4521
Views: 417153

Re: Southwest LRT

Here is a presentation from Monday's Transportation Committee meeting showing how SWLRT will cross the freight tracks:

http://councilmeetings.metc.state.mn.us ... prsntn.pdf
by Tcmetro
June 11th, 2012, 6:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289827

Re: Central Corridor LRT

Roadways on the west bank are closer to completion... The last major works appear to be the median from the 19th ave bridge to the washington av bridge. The washington av bridge looks like it will be done soon. Inside barriers still need to be poured and tracks installed. The east bank is still taki...
by Tcmetro
June 11th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289827

Re: Central Corridor LRT

CCLRT draft bus restructring plan has been released: Major changes: 2: Early morning and late night service ends at Oak and Washington. 3: Moved to Cedar/Minnesota in Downtown St. Paul. 6: 6U extended to 27th Av SE and University to serve Stadium Village. 8: Eliminated. See 67. 16: Day/evening servi...
by Tcmetro
June 11th, 2012, 8:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1383
Views: 162350

Re: Nicollet Mall

City Center is basically the podium to two towers, holding shopping and parking. Their used to be a tourism office on the corner of 7th and Hennepin, but is now gone, their are two restaurants and an Office Depot on the three other corners. Midblocks are blank, besides the entrances to the towers an...
by Tcmetro
June 11th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 95230

Re: Northstar

I have to agree that it has been a boondoggle. Hourly all-day service won't happen for a long time at this rate, but a connection to St. Cloud should be seriously considered. All that is needed is a station and lot in Becker and a station in St. Cloud. The easiest way to get riders would be adding a...
by Tcmetro
June 11th, 2012, 8:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 53474

Re: Cedar Avenue BRT (Red Line)

METRO and HiFrequency/Arterial BRT lines are different. METRO has (supposedly) better service levels, fewer stops, pre-boarding payment, high reliability. I would imagine that the Hi Frequency lines are among the least reliable, which is made up by the good service frequency. Any good map would show...
by Tcmetro
June 8th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4521
Views: 417153

Re: Southwest LRT

Transportation Committee will review a grant application to the Business Development Capital Grants Program on Monday. The grant will allow engineering activities to continue through 2013.

http://councilmeetings.metc.state.mn.us ... 8%20SW.pdf
by Tcmetro
June 8th, 2012, 1:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 53474

Re: Cedar Avenue BRT (Red Line)

Thanks man. So just to me clear, this line will be similar to the lines Metro Transit is considering for the major bus routes in the cities. It's an ungraded local route as opposed to a run of the mill local route? It's slightly different. The Red Line will have fewer stops than the Arterial BRT be...
by Tcmetro
June 8th, 2012, 1:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 95230

Re: Northstar

The Transportation Committee of the Metropolitan Council will review a proposal to lower weekday adult fare levels for Northstar on Monday. The proposed fares are: Big Lake - $6 (currently $7) Elk River - $4.50 (currently $5.50) Ramsey - S3.50 Anoka - $3 (currently $4) Riverdale - $3 (currently $4) ...
by Tcmetro
June 8th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 53474

Re: Cedar Avenue BRT (Red Line)

They wrote a new service implementation plan last year eliminating the Palomino stop.

I wouldn't trust wikipedia on these matters. I quit editing it several years back because some guy kept making up fake bus routes and I was like WTF, I don't have time for this crap.
by Tcmetro
June 8th, 2012, 9:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 53474

Re: Cedar Avenue BRT (Red Line)

The main market for the park and ride service is downtown commuters. They would leave in droves if they were forced to take a 25 min bus ride, 5 min transfer, and 35 min rail ride to the city. It looks to me that existing express bus service levels will be preserved. Current service on the 442 (basi...
by Tcmetro
June 7th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 53474

Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Construction is well underway on Cedar from 138 St to 153 St. It's basically finished from 153 St to 179 St. Everything on the transit side is taking a while, Met Council recently was figuring out who is supposed to do what. Expansion of the Apple Valley Transit Station should be complete in July. A...
by Tcmetro
June 4th, 2012, 9:52 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137427

Re: Radisson Blu

All of the orange areas looked like insolation when I went past yesterday. It looks like they will be covered, according to the rendering, partially with orange pre-cast sections.
by Tcmetro
June 4th, 2012, 7:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 95230

Northstar Commuter Rail

Looks like the new station at Ramsey might open sooner than expected: Early work on the new Ramsey station for the Northstar commuter rail line is ahead of schedule, raising hopes that it can be in service by the end of October. Ground was broken in March for the $13 million station, which transit o...
by Tcmetro
June 4th, 2012, 7:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 119905

Re: Bottineau LRT

This presentation shows that the Maple Grove route will attract 600 more riders per day, have nearly 900 more daily hours of benefit, cost $40 million less, and recieve a better CEI rating than the Brooklyn Park route. The Brooklyn Park route does have two distinct advantages: - The location of a s...
by Tcmetro
June 4th, 2012, 7:18 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137427

Re: Mall of America

The City of Bloomington is in the process of approving sign code changes for the Mall, allowing new (and more) advertisements at the former Bloomingdales site and across the entire mall. The Bloomingdales space will be divided into 10 stores, including the Forever 21 in the basement level. Here are ...
by Tcmetro
June 4th, 2012, 7:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289827

Re: Central Corridor LRT

I took a bus ride along the St. Paul segment of CCLRT construction yesterday. Here is what was seen: "Ticket" signs on the Westgate platforms Trackwork underway from Cleveland to Prior Curb installation along north side of University from Hamline to Griggs Streetwork is basically done from Chatswort...
by Tcmetro
June 2nd, 2012, 12:43 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)
Replies: 158
Views: 33836

Re: The Penfield

Actually might happen?!?!

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