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by Tcmetro
February 21st, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 269
Views: 32143

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

The map the Met Council published identifies: - American - Nicollet - 169 - 394 - 55 - Broadway - Central - 65 (north of Coon Rapids) - 35E North - 36 - Snelling north extension - E 7th - Red Rock - Robert - Red extension - Orange extension I believe that Metro Transit is going to update the arteria...
by Tcmetro
February 15th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 75752

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

The original plan for the area was high-rise office (high-rise meaning the height limit for airplanes to land) but the suburban office market has not been doing so well since the recession in 2008. They have slowly been changing the plans to residential and hotel, but there is probably an excess of ...
by Tcmetro
February 15th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237772

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Maybe the turnaround at the development site at Washington and Hennepin is going to start construction?
by Tcmetro
February 11th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 118126

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Fridley is reviewing Hwy 65 and University Ave within the city:

http://fridleymn.gov/1403/University-Av ... ridor-Deve
by Tcmetro
February 9th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237772

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The elimination of the 614 is going to be discussed on Monday's transportation committee meeting. https://metrocouncil.org/getdoc/9d8ac3f4-6378-427b-9e37-d14a5921cbf1/Agenda.aspx The ridership data show a lowly 2-4 riders per service hour, so it likely makes more sense as a dial-a-ride offering. I t...
by Tcmetro
February 4th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 120559

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Most people residing in smaller suburbs are willing to pay higher taxes because it means more local control over public services and also a willingness to pay to keep certain people out (e.g. zone out apartments, even though they would bring more tax money in). Small suburbs with budget issues are l...
by Tcmetro
February 3rd, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 54235

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

The heaters, unless those are electric powered.

Edit: reviewed, and the bus/rail heaters are most likely electric.
by Tcmetro
February 3rd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 54235

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Gas, Electric, and internet connectivity too!
by Tcmetro
February 2nd, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 54235

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Here is a quote about the C Line: The Met Council awarded a $3.8 million contract in 2016 to HDR Engineering to oversee design and engineering of the C Line. Rogers-based Thomas and Sons is heading up construction. Of the $37 million project budget, construction accounts for about $13 million and th...
by Tcmetro
February 1st, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 54235

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Metro Transit is working on improving the 63 similar to the recent improvements on the 2, basically meaning frequency, stop spacing, and TSP. Don't get me wrong, I think aBRT is great, but the station investments are overkill for most routes, and lower ridership routes probably don't need the duplic...
by Tcmetro
February 1st, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 54235

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

I think the Selby portion of the 21 should be combined with the 64 as they have similar service levels currently.
by Tcmetro
February 1st, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237772

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

It's between downtown and 38th St (which makes no sense given that good frequency is currently provided to 46th St) The application information is available here:https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Planning-2/Transportation-Funding/Regional-Solicitation-NEW/Results-of-Solicitations/2018-Applicat...
by Tcmetro
January 30th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 804
Views: 89636

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

I think that the redevelopment plan the city is pushing for the Burnsville Center will bring the Orange line down there. It's a more logical end of line than Heart of the City and can better facilitate local bus transfers.
by Tcmetro
January 14th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 260
Views: 23269

Re: Bloomington - General Topics

This area is already a dead zone outside of rush hour traffic (which is all cars, not pedestrians). I would hope that new office developments in Bloomington are guided to areas with higher mixes of residential and commercial uses (Penn and American, South Loop, 98th/35W).
by Tcmetro
January 12th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 260
Views: 23269

Re: Bloomington - Normandale Lake - 5501-5601 W American Bl

Two-phase senior housing development coming to the Normandale Lake area. Phase 1 is a four-story 108-unit assisted living facility, and the second phase will be an independent living facility. According to the staff report, this site was previously approved for a 10-story hotel, 10-story office, and...
by Tcmetro
January 11th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9945

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

I think they mean adding TSP (transit priority at traffic lights) to the Maplewood Mall branch of the 54.
by Tcmetro
January 2nd, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 121
Views: 19278

Re: Transit Crime

Smoking happens quite often on the CTA, especially in some of the rougher neighborhoods. On several occasions I've come across groups of teenagers smoking marijuana on the train too. Typically the drivers don't say anything (probably because they won't know unless someone tells them) but just the ot...
by Tcmetro
December 26th, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237772

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The last time I was fare checked with a GoTo card (a few years ago at this point), the officer had a cell phone that doubled as a balance reader. When I took the Link light rail in Seattle earlier this year, they had a similar operation.
by Tcmetro
December 19th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 5397

Re: Labeling the Transit System

I have to second Dan Patch's sentiment on the issue. Most people (outside of this forum) could care less that a relatively unimportant line has the color Red.
by Tcmetro
December 18th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 804
Views: 89636

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

There were two concerns about using Burnsville Transit Station for the Orange Line. The first was that the bus stops are crowded at peak and there are too many buses in the staging bays. The second was that the parking ramp is already filed by 460/465 passengers and that there wouldn't be any spare ...

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